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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Secondary Program Overview

School-Based Services

  • All secondary schools in Coquitlam offer academic challenges to gifted students. See SD43 Secondary Opportunities 2016 or  Check the "Course Calendar" information from individual schools.
  • Secondary students are encouraged to take an active role in developing their own Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Excellent programs in potential career fields , such as technology, art, drama, music/band, multimedia, tourism, home and culinary arts, journalism and leadership, as well as athletics and academics are offered through various programs.
  • Course selection, post-secondary and career planning, scholarships and tutoring options are available from school counsellors. Math, history and writing contests are available.
  • Students can pursue Advance Placement (AP) examinations in each school.
  • In most secondary schools, students may be allowed to take courses at a higher level.
  • Online courses through Coquitlam Open Learning 9-12 and Concurrent Studies at Simon Fraser University or Douglas College are available through school counsellors.
  • Clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities, provide opportunities for gifted students to meet with like-minded classmates.

District- and Community-Based Services

  • The TALONS Gifted Secondary program at Gleneagle Secondary serves qualified gifted students from across the district
  • International Baccalaureate(IB) programs for Grades 9-12 are housed at Port Moody.
  • Students in Grades 9-12 may be selected to represent their school at the District Student Leadership Council.
  • Special Secondary Seminars presented by expert adults in topical areas are given in district and community settings and are organized by the Gifted Education Resource or by individual schools.
  • The Lower Mainland Gifted Contacts group, organizes special events, such as the "What Can YOUth Do?" Conference for grades 8 -12 students, held at SFU in 2004; UBC in 2005 & SFU 2009,2010 -  present.

 Contact Louise Malfesi, Gifted Education Coordinator, for more information.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828