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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. The "SD43 Secondary Opportunities 2018-2019 ' document tries to outline all of the academic opportunities and unique programs or courses offered in our secondary schools.  Please check with the school or visit  the "Course Calendar" information from individual schools for more information.
  • 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)  for Grades 11-12 is at Port Moody.  Intake for Pre-IB occurs in grade 9
  • 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 -11 students, held at SFU in 2004; UBC in 2005 & SFU 2009,2010 -  present.

 Contact Robyn Chambers, Gifted Education Coordinator, for more information.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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