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 meet with students one-on-one for 1 hour every two weeks. Weekly classes for all students will be offered each term.
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 Apex at 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 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 2022-23.
- 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.
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