Alternate Education

2013 Hat Toss

Award-Winning Alternate Programs for Under 19

MYTHS
ACE is only for those with behaviour problems.
There is no graduation program.
Students come to ACE to catch up when they fall behind.
Courses are below standard.
Students are slower learners.
Students have to be referred.

FACTS
Any student can apply. 
Smaller classes.
More focus on social skills and building community.
Courses meet Ministry standards.
For those who do not fit in to high school structure.
Smaller staff/student ratio.

Our program provides courses in accordance with Ministry standards just like any other public school.  The students can graduate with a  Dogwood Diploma and there is a formal graduation ceremony.  

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and have various reasons for being here.  Some students are recommended and some come by choice, but all can have the same academic options as students from other schools.

Course Selection

Our course offerings are constantly expanding, but here is a list of the more common courses available.  If you do not see what you want listed, please contact us.

Grades 8 – 9 Credit Courses

  • English Language Arts 8
  • Mathematics 8
  • Social Studies 8
  • Science 8
  • English Language Arts 9
  • Mathematics 9
  • Social Studies 9
  • Science 9
  • Cooking 8/9
  • Arts Education 8/9

Grade 10 Credit Courses

  • Literary Studies 10
  • Composition 10
  • Workplace Mathematics 10
  • Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • Science 10
  • Planning 10
  • Foods 10
  • Physical and Health Education 10

Grade 11 Credit Courses

  • Communications 11
  • English 11
  • Workplace Mathematics 11
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • Social Studies 11
  • Science & Technology 11
  • Chemistry 11
  • Physics 11
  • Earth Science 11
  • Business Computer Applications 11
  • Psychology 11

Grade 12 Credit Courses

  • Communications 12
  • English 12
  • Apprentice and Workplace Math 12
  • Geography 12
  • Biology 12
  • Economics 12
  • Comparative Civilizations 12
  • Law 12
  • BC First Nations Studies 12
  • Family Studies 12
  • Work Experience 12
  • Planning 12
  • Visual Arts: Digital Photography 12

Non-credit Studies

  • Life Skills
  • Drug Prevention
  • Social Skills
  • Physical Activity
  • Employment Skills
  • Mentorship
  • Relationship Building
  • Team Building
  • Community Engagement
  • Emotional/Mental Wellbeing