Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 lies within the traditional territories of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation. The Aboriginal Education department supports all students in our schools who self-identify as having either First Nations, Métis, or Inuit ancestry in their family line.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program make college and university courses available to students to take while they are still in secondary school.
Courses offered in this program are administered by the College Board which is recognized for advanced credit or placement in many Canadian and American universities and colleges.
AP courses are granted credit through the External Credential program and may be used towards district and provincial scholarships.
The Connex Program is a transitional part-time program for students 12 to 19 years old, who have been out of school or are at risk of being out of school due to behaviours (e.g., anxiety, depression) that make it difficult for them to function in a regular setting.
The Connex Program has a high adult: youth ratio. Student programs are individualized and administered in an informal environment. Students typically attend school three hours per day, although students who are able to do so may arrange to attend full days.
Students are evaluated on an ongoing basis and when ready to do so, return to a regular secondary school with appropriate supports.
CyberSchool offers the traditional school curriculum using technology as a 21st century tool to enhance and extend student learning.
Flexibility and choice, collaborative learning, inquiry, and knowledge building are elements of this program. Students will interact with other students and their teacher, utilize the resources of the internet, and discuss issues online while still being able to retain the personal contact that traditional face-to-face learning allows.
CyberSchool allows Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District students in grades 6 and 7 to work at school three days a week, and from home (online) the other two days while still interacting with the class. Benefits of this program include the application of technology, collaboration in both online and face-to-face environments, and the development of independent working skills.
CyberSchool students are also part of the school district 1-to-1 program, in which each student is assigned an iPad for the school year. This option is open to all SD42 students who will be going into grades 6 and 7 in September 2018.
English Language Learners
The English Language Learners program (ELL) is available to children whose mother tongue is not English and who require assistance to become fluent. Presently nearly 600 children representing over 25 nationalities are receiving ELL instruction, further enriching the community of languages in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42.
French immersion is the delivery of the regular British Columbia school curriculum in the French language. Students in French Immersion follow the same curriculum as students in the regular English program, but their courses are in French instead of English. There is no fee for the program.