Important Information & Forms for September 2021
Apex (formerly Encompass K-9) is an online learning K-Grade 9 program that provides home learning support. Registration for the program is ongoing. If you are interested in exploring more about Apex, please contact the office at 604-945-7311.
APEX Welcome Back Letter to Families September 2021.pdf
Principal Message for Apex Parents Covid Health and Safety Information.pdf
Apex September 2 2021 Newsletter as of June 15.pdf
Letter to Parents - BCs Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation Sept 3 2021 .pdf
Photo Day - September 22, 2021
Covid-19 Photo Day Info Sheet.pdf
School Photos Entrance Map.pdf
Fraser Health Dental Program Screening for Students
Fraser Health Dental Program Screening for Students.pdf
MountainWest Studios will be coming on Wednesday, Sep. 22 to take photos of your child(ren). These photos are not mandatory. If your child (Gr.5+) requires a student ID card, this is an opportunity to get this card. Students will enter the gym from the southeast entrance (entering from the courtyard in the back of the school – please see attached map). It is recommended that all students wear masks while in the building, but it is required for Gr.4-12 students. While in the gym, it is expected that students maintain physical distance from one another, wear their masks until it is time to have their photo taken, have their photo taken and then exit from the southwest corner of the gym, back into the courtyard.
The schedule will be as follows:
8:45am – K-2 students
9:30am – Gr.3-5 students
10:15am – Gr. 6-7 students
11:00am – Gr.8/9 students
11:30am – 12:15pm - Encompass 10-12 students
If you have multiple children in a range of grades, please choose any of the time slots that matches one of your children's grade. If you are not able to have your child's photo taken on this day, there will be opportunities at MountainWest Studios in Burnaby later in the year (Grad Photography | Mountain West Studios | Burnaby).
Following the photos, we are inviting you to come back to the school beginning at 12:30 – 1:30pm for our annual Terry Fox Run!
What type of student is most successful in Apex?
- Successful students are eager to learn, can work independently and have a strong relationship with the parent that will be supporting their learning.
How often do teachers meet with students and for how long each time?
- Teachers generally meet with students one-on-one for 1 hour every two weeks. Dependent on Health Officer recommendations, weekly classes for all students will be offered beginning in October 2021.
How is Apex different from traditional home-schooling?
- The program is delivered September to June.
- Each student's program is presented in a Student Learning Plan tailored to the needs of the student and the provincial curriculum requirements and it is under the supervision of a certified teacher.
- Program planning is done by the Apex certified teacher in consultation with the parents and student.
- On a regular basis, our certified teachers lead instruction, assess student learning, evaluate and provide feedback on student learning.
- The students enjoy joining with other students in K-9 at the weekly, on-site offerings and occasional field trips.
Do we have to be living in Coquitlam to register for Apex?
- Students from outside of the Coquitlam catchment are welcome but priority is given to students living in the Tri-cities.
Do we have to be living in Canada to register for Apex?
- Families who maintain residency in British Columbia and are out of the country for less than 2 years are welcome to register.
Do you provide opportunities for my child to meet other students in Apex?
- Weekly classes which focus on Physical Health, Social-Emotional Health and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) are planned for 2021-22.
- Students are put in age groupings for these classes.
Which curriculum does Apex use? Can I use my own curriculum and be registered in Apex?
- Apex is a fully funded public school which uses the British Columbia mandated curriculum. Curriculum can be adapted to suit the needs of your child but the prescribed learning outcomes from the province must be met.
Are there any costs associated with Apex?
- Just like any school, there can be small fees for things like field trips, but there are no tuition costs for the program.
Do I need to stay home?
- The most successful students in this program are those who have a strong relationship with the parent supporting their learning. This usually means that the parent is able to stay home with the student to provide accountability to complete all assignments to the best of their ability.
Can my child move back into a regular "bricks and mortar" school at some point in the future?
- Apex is a fully funded public school with fully certified public school teachers, which uses the British Columbia mandated curriculum. This means that students are able to move easily back into a regular school at any point during the program. A space in your catchment school is not guaranteed when leaving Apex.
Are there any reimbursement funds available for my child and how can I access it?
- Reimbursement guidelines are available at the school and funds are made available for students depending on when they register during the school year.
- All use of reimbursement funds for extra-curricular activities must be approved by the Apex teacher.