Abbotsford Career Programs
The Abbotsford School District offers programs in a variety of career and job training settings for secondary students, while they also attend their regular schooling. Students can learn trades, vocational and business skills – from carpentry to heavy equipment operation, hair styling to cook training, drafting, and more. We have numerous options to consider!
Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (ASIA)
Our Integrated Arts program combines academics with the arts to enrich student learning. The specialized teaching staff at our integrated arts schools (known as "ASIA") have exceptional arts and cultural qualifications, in addition to their teacher training. There are two schools in the Abbotsford School District that offer an integrated arts program - one elementary offering K to grade 5, and one combined middle/secondary with grades 6-12.
Integrated Arts Experience
- Visual Arts
Bakerview Centre for Learning
Bakerview Centre for Learning provides a caring, safe, student-focused environment; an alternative to conventional secondary schools. Whether you are an adult returning to school to satisfy entry into a post-secondary school, or a teenager who is having difficulty within the regular school system, we invite you to check out this secondary school for learners between the ages of 14 and 65. Our supportive staff are committed to student success while offering innovative and flexible programs and schedules. We have hundreds and hundreds of success stories from Bakerview Centre for Learning’s students and alumni!
Early Learning represents Abbotsford School District's commitment to each and every young student in our community – to be exposed to nurturing, stimulating and exciting learning environments in our schools. This means we work with our families and our community preschool providers to ensure that our youngest learners are welcomed into our schools before they begin Kindergarten.
Early Learning encompasses social, emotional, physical and academic programming for 0-8-year-old children in Abbotsford schools. Following the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum, the BC Early Learning Framework and current research by experts in the Early Childhood Education field, our primary classrooms focus on play-based, emotionally supportive, academically stimulating, language enriched dynamic programming.
French Immersion is a District Program in Abbotsford that works towards functional fluency in French for a growing number of students each year. Over 1,300 students and 65 fully qualified bilingual teachers are active in French Immersion program across the District.
Early French Immersion begins in Kindergarten at one of four different elementary schools located across the city: Centennial Park
, Margaret Stenersen
, and Sandy Hill
. A second option and entry point for the French Immersion program begins in grade 6 at Chief Dan George Middle School
. This is a highly-intensive ‘Late’ French Immersion program, taking place in grades 6 and 7. By grade 8, both the Late French Immersion students and those who have been in French Immersion since Kindergarten (Early French Immersion) join together for their grade 8 years. Students in grades 9-12 go on to complete their immersion experience at W.J. Mouat
, graduating with a ‘Double Dogwood’ bilingual certificate. Throughout their school experience, students are ‘immersed’ in the French language, gaining fluency, while completing the learning outcomes described in the curriculum for all secondary school graduates across the province.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.
These IB programs provide high school students with the chance to complete 1st-year university-level coursework, while still in high school. Students take courses that are recognized by many universities for entrance requirements and extra credits, in addition to providing leadership and global citizenship experiences.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
Grade 11 & Grade 12 -- offered at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School
Looking for an authentic Canadian school experience? Get a world-class education and learn English while attending school in Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC), near Vancouver. International students enrolled in secondary, middle or elementary schools in Abbotsford learn English through immersion, and get to experience:
- Authentic Canadian culture
- Excellent international student services and support
- Carefully screened home stay placement with Canadian families
- Specialty academic programs
- A variety of extracurricular activities and clubs
Abbotsford features the best of Canada, including great schools (Abbotsford School District consistently has graduation and test results scoring above the provincial average), a mild climate, beautiful natural surroundings with lots of outdoor and leisure activities, friendly neighbourhoods, and quality health care.
New Beginnings provides part-time and full-time programs for young parents. The program provides support to help them complete or upgrade their high school education, as well as providing high-quality childcare, parenting courses, and individual support. The New Beginnings is located at W.J. Mouat Secondary.
Enquiries can be made directly with the Bakerview Centre for Learning
We offer Traditional schools at all grade levels in the Abbotsford School District. These are schools of choice, meaning that anyone in the District can choose to go there, from all ‘catchment’ areas. Traditional schools have a clearly defined code of conduct, detailing behavioural, academic and manner expectations including homework, dress code and course options. Abbotsford’s traditional schools have a strong record of achievement and success with student learning.
Through our online school – Abbotsford Virtual School (AVS) – we offer courses and materials designed to meet the individual needs of K-12 students and adult learners. AVS has a comprehensive list of both online and paper-based courses for students in Abbotsford, throughout British Columbia – and beyond.
- Individualized programming
- Adult education & upgrading
- Personalized, face-to-face tutoring
- Graduation planning
- Course and career counselling
We know there are many students focused on sports, as well as school. Our Sports Academies provide middle and secondary students an opportunity to combine their drive-in athletics with learning in school. Students learn from certified coaches and teachers and receive support, not only in maintaining a healthy balance of technique and training but also learning to become leaders in the classroom