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English Electives 

Writing 12

This creative writing course offers students the opportunity to practice and improve their skills in writing poetry, short fiction, and personal essays/opinion pieces. Students will model writing styles of distinctive and successful writers, and also develop their own voices. Students should be prepared to revise their work substantially. The nature of the course requires that students have strong grammatical skills.

English Literature 12

This challenging course surveys the literature of England from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present. This course places the study of literature in the context of history, politics, and philosophy, and shows the progress of ideas in western civilization. Grade 11 students who are interested in taking the course may do so.

Enrichment Options (Honours)

Humanities 8H (Discovery Program) English 9H English 10H English 11H/English Literature 12H English 12H (with the option to write the AP English exam)

Tutorial Week 

Tutorial Week information

Alpha Open House and Course Selection Evening  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
6:30 to 8:00pm

École Alpha Secondary School invites you to attend an Open House and Course Selection Information Evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Alpha has a rich tradition of service to our community for over 60 years. We offer a comprehensive program of studies and extracurricular activities. The many academic, artistic, athletic, and dramatic achievements underscore the diversity of opportunities available to our students. We desire to build on these traditions and share our programs with you.


6:30 - 7:00

The Grade 8 Program (for Grade 7 parents)
French Immersion
Course Selection Process

7:00 - 7:30
Course Selection for Grades 8 to 11
Meeting for French Immersion Parents & Students

7:30 - 8:00
Honours and AP Courses

Throughout the evening visit the following departments:
(A map will be provided showing the various locations)

Visual & Performing Arts
Social Studies
Applied Skills
Technology Education
Physical Education/Athletics
Learning Support Services
Hairdressing Program
Fitness Leadership Program
Business Education

Dance Extravaganza Show  

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

7 PM (Doors open at 6 PM)

$5 per ticket

Tickets are on sale from Jan 21 to Feb 4 and can be purchased online, at the door or at Lower Foyer.

Seating limited so get your tickets today!

Volleyball Intermural Champions  

Mini School For High Ability Learners 

A Mini-School for High Ability Learners entering grade 8 will begin in the Fall of 2015. It will be at Alpha Secondary. Applications will be accepted until January 16. Click Here to go to our school district website for more information.

Alpha Students Help Those in Need 

Alpha's Offence (Social Justice group) members served more than 200 hot baked potatoes to those in need in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on Saturday, as they do each month.

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