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Special Programs

Special Programs at Vancouver Technical Secondary are designed for students identified as having specific learning and/or developmental challenges. Learning goals are specifically selected and designed to meet the students' special needs and are stated in the students' Individual Education Plans. The classes have a maximum enrollment of 15 students, allowing for individual needs to be met. These students have been referred to and placed in the programs by the VSB district learning services.


Please contact the administrator for Special Programs, Karen Coflin, Vice-Principal or Department Head/Teacher, regarding addditonal information., Department Head/Teacher, regarding addditonal information.


Learning Assistance Class -(LAC/LINKS ) - LAC Jr. Teacher - Mark Nakada

                                                                   - LAC Sr. Teacher - Cynthia Mendoza




Virtues Project – Literacy/Social Responsibility
Room 200 Learning Support Program students and Senior LINKS (LAC) students collaborated in volunteer Buddy Reading with K-3 students at Chief Maquinna Annex Elementary School. Our theme was Hallowe’en and the hands-on activities revolving around this theme included decorating Spider Cookies and Treat Bags. There were Face Painting and Paper Plate Ghost craft tables. Student volunteers also managed the Body Part – Mystery Box Station.
We thank our Youth and Family Workers and Community Schools Team Teacher for coordinating these activities, and we look forward to more volunteer and service opportunities in the future!
Learning Support Program (LSP)-   LSP Jr. Teacher - Rod Ofreneo
                                                         LSP Sr. Teacher - James Hethey
Learning Assistance Life skills (LA/LS ) - Teacher - Mike Borason
Developmental Support Program - Teacher - Brittany Beaton