School District 69 (Qualicum) is proud to offer Programs of Choice that provide unique and innovative learning opportunities for our diverse student population.
Programs of Choice are staffed consistent with the district's overarching methodology and philosophy regarding financial prudence. For these reasons, Programs of Choice classrooms are often (like regular classrooms) organized into combined grade configurations. All program options either align with or support the B.C. curriculum and help provide a pathway towards Grade 12 graduation.
Please Note: The Board of Education is committed to Programs of Choice placement sustainability to the best extent possible, but must balance this commitment with emergent building capacity pressures, and the importance of students being able to attend their neighbourhood school. All Programs of Choice are reviewed annually as part of the budget process. Programs of Choice typically generate much interest and are continued each year; however, they can be subject to cancellation due to enrollment and budgetary considerations. Therefore, your application for a particular Program of Choice may not be confirmed until May of the current school year. Please be aware that space in these programs is limited.
Primary Learning Community Program: Multi-Age. The PLC will meet the provincial curriculum while engaging in play-based learning, where concepts and subject areas will be embedded in themes, projects and activities stretching across the curriculum. Learning will be facilitated through multi-age groupings which embed Indigenous knowledge and ways of being. Registration begins Monday, January 24th through to Friday, February 4th, 2022 ONLY. An application form is available in the document library below.
View a video on Play-Based Learning HERE.
Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering and Math (STREAM) Intermediate Program: Grades 4 – 7. The STREAM program is a comprehensive academic program that engages your child through the use of science and technology and encourages personalized learning and critical thinking across the entire curriculum. By engaging your child's inherent passion for learning, the STREAM program encourages learning in a way that develops creative thought, independence, and critical thinking. Our STREAM Makerspace provides an environment rich with possibilities, and the opportunity to connect and work on personally meaningful projects. The program is located at Qualicum Beach Elementary School. Registration begins on Monday, January 24 through to Friday, February 4th, 2022 ONLY.
French Immersion: Grades K – 12. French Immersion is intended to develop fluency in French learning to functional bilingualism. Students study in French while following the regular BC Curriculum Learning Standards. The French Immersion Program for Grades K – 7 is located at École Oceanside Elementary School. The French Immersion Program for Grades 8 – 12 is located at École Ballenas Secondary School. Please apply at appropriate school.