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Programs of Choice Review report now available

The Programs of Choice Review final report is now available.

The review was initiated in January 2023 as part of work outlined in the New Westminster School District’s Strategic Plan (2019-2024). The Review took place over the first 6 months of 2023.

Three Programs of Choice were reviewed during this process: Early and Late French Immersion at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels, Montessori at the elementary level and the Home Learners Program, which is available to students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

The process involved interviews with individual staff at the district and school levels, focus groups with students, parents and staff, an extensive survey process and on-site visits to all schools hosting a Program of Choice. Also, Choice Programs availability and offerings in neighbouring school districts were examined.