Genesis Central – Vancouver Alternate Secondary School – SD 39

A CFE with Genesis Central will offer UBC teacher candidates an opportunity to observe and assist the Genesis Central team support "at-risk" students in a non-conventional school setting. The following information from the Genesis Central website gives teacher candidates.

Program Description:

The Genesis programs address the needs of students who have an extended history of non-engagement in school. The three Genesis programs are designed to meet the academic, vocational, personal and social needs of each student.

Student Profile:

Students are ages 16 to 18 years old and are working on Grades 10 Completion. The Genesis programs work for students who have had a number of school failures and require a more supportive environment. They also employ a team approach which includes but is not limited to school staff, Social Worker, Probation Officer, parent/guardian, mental health worker and/or one-to-one worker to help students be successful. Students referred to this program meet the Ministry of Education criteria for designation in the “H” category.

Academic Goal:

Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/guardian and program staff. Genesis students work on a Grade 10 Completion program. Adaptations and modifications are made where necessary to meet the needs of the students. In addition to the academic component, students may be engaged in work experience, recreation, social and life skills activities. Transition Plans will be developed to provide transition to a senior alternative program, a vocational program, a college program or employment.

Associated Costs:

None aside from travel to/from the centre and lunches and snacks.