Pathways to Learning: School District No. 43 Alternate Education
School District No. 43 Alternate Education programs engage students in understanding their unique social, emotional and educational needs and provide inclusive, creative learning environments as pathways to graduating and becoming responsible and contributing citizens.
General Statement of Purpose
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) recognizes the specialized and diverse needs of its learners who may require an alternate learning pathway and support to achieve their potential and reach graduation. Students may have unique social, emotional, and/or behavioural barriers and be best supported in alternate educational settings and programs. Recognizing student strengths and personal learning needs, School District No. 43 Alternate Education strives to provide programs that address the diverse learning needs of students, foster social/emotional learning, support student achievement, and enable alternate pathways to graduation.
With the help of our community partners, the Coquitlam School District works to ensure that each student has the best possible opportunity for success.
Inclusive Practice & School-Based Interventions
School District No. 43 is committed to the philosophy of inclusion. We believe that students should be educated in our neighbourhood schools, in regular classrooms and in age appropriate settings, at times with additional supports. Neighbourhood schools have structures in place to provide services within their school settings and district resources are available to support and provide adaptations and consultation to assist in meeting the needs of individual students. Coquitlam school district believes that the classroom teacher is best supported by a school-based collaborative problem-solving model where assistance may be brought to the classroom level from school resources and district specialists who comprise the Learning Services Department.
Pathways to Learning