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550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education (CABE)


​Program Description

The CABE program is a district program that offers an alternative educational delivery model for students looking for a different educational experience.  The school uses individualized, self paced instructional programs in the core subjects (Math, Science, Socials, English) and an extensive selection of elective opportunities to help students pursue graduation.

The program is intended for students aged 16 β€“ 18 who are either directly referred by another district school or self referred to the program by calling 604-939-4522.  Students who enroll at CABE either elect to stay for graduation or they catch up to grade level and return to another district school to complete their graduation.

Documentation required for admission: 

  1. Completed CABE intake form
  2. District required registration documentation (Birth certificate, Parent ID, proof of residency)
  3. Psychoeducational Records (including IEP if appropriate), G4 file
  4. Anecdotal school history

Entrance Criteria

  1. Must be school aged (16-18)
  2. Have been out of school for a period of time or have fallen too far behind academically to catch up to grade level at their home school
  3. May have specific learning issues that inhibit their ability to be success at their home school
  4. Regular school and district resources have not resulted in significant progress
  5. Self referral and looking for something different

Exit Criteria

  1. Successful completion has occurred when they have met the goals of their individualize program: Graduation, re-entry into another school, transition to a vocational program or entry into the work force
  2. Students have been exposed to activities to improve their ability to transition to life after high school.
  3. Students are prepared to enter post secondary opportunities


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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