We invite Grade 12 parents to join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 5th in the Drama Studio. The evening will offer an opportunity for parents to learn about graduation processes, post-secondary applications, scholarships, as well as additional information pertaining to the graduation year.
WHAT'S NEW @ ALPHA
The summer has been a busy one with seismic upgrades to our school. Students will find the cafeteria space enlarged and improved with lots of natural light, new LED lighting, and four classrooms added. As well the third floor home economic rooms have seen new cabinetry added and the hallways filled with new lockers. We anticipate the removal of the old wing early this fall and the build of our new two storey addition beginning shortly thereafter. Students will return to school Tuesday with an adjusted day schedule, and our regular school days beginning Wednesday. On Tuesday grades 9-12 attend homeroom 10:00-10:30; homeroom lists are posted on the exterior doors. All grade 8’s should be in the small gym at 10:30 to meet peer tutors and their homeroom teacher; grade 8 students will be dismissed at 12:00.
As of June 30th, 2016 the provincial examination requirements have changed for grade 10 and 11 courses that were previously examinable. Students not having taken a Math 10 provincial exam will be required to write a provincial math skills assessment prior to graduation; students having already completed a Math 10 and written the associated provincial exam are exempt from the math skills assessment. At this time, graduating students in 2016-2017 must still take a Language Arts 12 (or equivalent) and write the associated provincial exam; this requirement is expected to be replaced in the following school year with a provincial literacy assessment for those students not graduating by June 2017. Click here for further information:
End of School Year Marks a New Beginning
A seismically safer and upgraded Ecole Alpha Secondary is one step closer. Today, Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee and Trustee Narang met with students, teachers and staff at the school to take part in the groundbreaking on the $27.2-million project. They also unveiled the design plans which includes replacing two classroom wings with a better organized and more modern space. “While safety is always our top priority, we appreciate the project management team’s ingenuity at addressing additional project priorities such as creating a learning commons, STEM labs, and energy efficiencies,”says Board of Education chair, Ron Burton. “We look forward to the grand unveil in the fall of 2018.”
The school will be hosting a community Open House on Monday, June 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the school library.
Click on the links below to see some images of the renovation and construction project.
Exterior Close Up
Congratulations to Jennifer Seto and Diana Yang who have each been awarded a $24,000 SFU Gordon Schrum Entrance Scholarship. This is an outstanding achievement and we are very proud of you.
Our new app, Alpha 2 Go is ready for you to download or access on your Web Browser. Alpha 2 Go provides students and parents with a single place to find everything to do with the school, their classes, and their extra-curricular activities. It’s the digital replacement for the paper student agenda planner. It can also be used by teachers, coaches and club sponosors to communicate homework and other news items to their classes, teams or clubs.
Click Here to see the app flyer with more detailed information.
The app is available as a free download in the Apple Store, Google Play Store or on the web at https://alpha.appazur.com
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