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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Secondary Program Overview

​​​​​​​​​School-Based Services​

  • Many secondary schools in Coquitlam offer academic challenges to gifted students.  Please check with the school or visit  the "Course Calendar" information from individual schools for more information.
  • Secondary students are encouraged to take an active role in developing their own Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Excellent programs in potential career fields , such as technology, art, drama, music/band, multimedia, tourism, home and culinary arts, journalism and leadership, as well as athletics and academics are offered through various programs.
  • Course selection, post-secondary and career planning, scholarships and tutoring options are available from school counselors. Math, history and writing contests may be​ available.
  • Students can pursue Advance Placement (AP) examinations in many schools.  Note that AP courses and exams are organized at the school level.  Please check with the school for more information.
  • In most secondary schools, students may be allowed to take courses at a higher level.
  • Online courses through Coquitlam Open Learning 9-12 and Concurrent Studies at Simon Fraser University or Douglas College​ are available through school counselors.
  • Clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities may provide opportunities for gifted students to meet with like-minded classmates.

District- and Community-Based Services

  • The TALONS Gifted Secondary program at Gleneagle Secondary serves qualified gifted students from across the district.
  • SD43 offers other programs that may appeal to our Gifted learners such as Inquiry Hub (iHub) and International Baccalaureate (IB).  Also, many secondary schools offer Honours or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Please see individual secondary schools' webpages for more information.

 Contact Robyn Chambers, Gifted Education Coordinator, for more information.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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