Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is located at 2425 Oxford Street (at Nanaimo)
Telephone: 604-254-5401 local 231
Main Street @ Gladstone Adult Education Centre.
Education Program operates from 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through
Thursday from Kiwassa Neighbourhood House. The program is intended for
at-risk students who have not succeeded in the regular system due to
attendance, work, lifestyle or family issues. The program offers a
variety of individualized, self-paced courses on a semester basis.
Students work at their own pace in a supportive environment to complete
Grade 11 and 12 academic and elective courses.
Education Program is primarily for students of ages 17 – 20 (students
over 20 may be considered for entrance into the program on an individual
- have not been successful in regular secondary school, and
- are mature and serious about their education but require a supportive, flexible program.
whose educational background requires specialized assistance are not
suitable for the program as support services available through the K-12
system are not available to adult education programs.
goal is to provide students with individualized, self-paced learning in
a structured environment with flexible educational support. Students
work towards high school graduation either on the regular Dogwood or
Adult Dogwood diplomas.
major intakes for this program occur in September and in February.
Students make an appointment to meet with the instructor of the program.
When students meet with the instructor, they should bring all report
cards / transcripts, photo ID and citizenship information. If students
have been out of school for a while, then they are usually required to
take a Math and English assessment to determine academic placement.
In some cases when space is available, students may be admitted on an ongoing basis.
Program Capacity and Staffing:
Kiwassa Education Program has the capacity for 45 students. It is
staffed by one full-time teacher, one full-time instructional assistant, an academic advisor, and an outreach worker.