ERIC Number: ED456964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Bright Lights: Stories of Success and Excellence from BC Secondary Schools.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
This document highlights the exciting and creative learning opportunities offered in 16 British Columbia secondary schools. Schools and activities are: Johnston Heights Secondary School (Surrey)--parent-led staff development and multicultural activities to improve intercultural understanding; Centennial Secondary (Coquitlam)--salmon, ecology, and conservation lessons in the school's fish hatchery; Burnaby North Secondary School--largest advanced placement program in Canada and highest level of AP achievement; Quesnel Secondary School--senior course in high-tech woodworking skills; Mackenzie Secondary--practical outdoor courses in forestry management and shop courses in jewelry design and dragster construction; Cowichan Secondary (Duncan)--job training for students with severe disabilities and outstanding fine arts and automotive mechanics classes; Valemount Secondary--training in hospitality and adventure tourism in local ski resorts; Britannia Secondary School (Vancouver)--retention and achievement gains through culturally relevant outreach programs for Native teens and alternative programs for potential dropouts; Princess Margaret Secondary School (Surrey)--successful inner-city anti-violence program and extensive student support services; John Oliver Secondary School (Vancouver)--nationally honored history teacher and innovative courses in genetics and computer animation; Dover Bay Secondary School (Nanaimo)--awards for a student-built electric car and sports teams; Wellington Secondary School--national and international recognition for its music programs; Stelly's Secondary School (Saanich)--outdoor education and wilderness travel courses; Queen Charlotte Secondary School (Skidegate Reserve)--emphasis on Haida culture and language; Elgin Park Secondary School (Surrey)--innovative visual arts and culinary arts programs; and rural Lake Cowichan Secondary School (Vancouver Island)--exchanges of students, teachers, and cultures with a Japanese school. (Contains photographs.) (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Profiles, School Activities, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/brightlights.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: Some pages printed on colored paper. Photographs may not reproduce adequately.