GOAL supports youth ages 14 – 18. Students learn in a highly supported and individualized environment. The program is intended for youth who have intense challenges with school attendance (often have been away from any school program for a length of time), mental health, substance misuse, peer relationships and conduct in the community. GOAL students are at significantly high risk for full disengagement from school. GOAL assists youth with backgrounds of trauma who may be involved with the youth justice system and receive support from the Ministry for Children and Families.
GOAL provides a highly personalized and responsive level of support to students. Working in partnership, School District #43, PLEA, and the Ministry for Children and Families, design and implement programming support for students. The aim of GOAL is to develop personalized plans for every student to support them to take small and meaningful steps toward acquiring academic credits and determining educational choices. Staff endeavor to provide intentional guidance and support to youth who are engaged in activities harmful to their personal safety and potential to learn. School District No. 43 is the primary driver of the educational program and students work with the BC curriculum.
Features & Benefits
- PLEA youth workers to support significant social complexity of students
- Lunch program
- High degree of supervision
- Personalized academic programming and choice activities
- Online curriculum where appropriate
- School counselling and liaising with mental health and community supports
- Part-time program
GOAL schedules two cohorts of students, Junior (14-15+) and Senior (16-18). The program runs Mondays through Fridays.
Junior Program 12:00 pm – 2:30pm
Senior Program 9:00 am – 11:30am
GOAL is a partnership between School District #43, Coquitlam, PLEA (Pacific Community Services Society of BC) and the BC Ministry for Children and Families. Wherever appropriate and supportive to students, GOAL works in collaboration with a range of community agencies including Tri-Cities Child &Youth Mental Health, Fraser Health and SHARE Family and Community Services.
Eligibility Criteria & Referral Procedures
GOAL is under the purview of the CABE principal and placements are determined in consultation with Ms. Susan Ross, District Principal. The program is for in-district students only. Families/caregivers of students who have fully withdrawn from school must contact the District Principal at 604-939-9201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referrals from Coquitlam schools are made directly to the CABE principal where consultation regarding eligibility is initiated.
The program has a maximum capacity and considers a 10:1 student to teacher ratio at both levels.