Learning Pathways

Burnaby School District provides learning pathways for secondary students who have disengaged from school for a wide range of reasons and require learning support that is better suited to their unique situation. To inquire about these district programs please contact your school administrator and/or counselor.

Bridge South (Burnaby South)

for聽students in grade 7 & 9 who may have difficulty transitioning to secondary school. This聽 program聽provides a safe and supportive environment of classroom instruction and learning opportunities to聽integrate students back into a typical聽classroom setting.

Bridge North (Burnaby North)

for聽students in grade 7 & 9 who may have difficulty transitioning to secondary school. This聽 program聽provides a safe and supportive environment of classroom instruction and learning opportunities to聽integrate students back into a typical聽classroom setting.

Outlook聽Program (near Gilmore Skytrain)

for聽students who have not been successful in school for a variety of reasons. This program provides intensive wrap around support and focuses not only on academics but also on social-emotional learning. It is a partnership with Saint Leonard鈥檚 Society.

Royal Oak Alternate Program (Canada Way Education Centre)

for students in grades 10-12 who may not have聽been successful in school. This聽program provides support academically and otherwise, allowing students to experience success.

Take a Hike Program (Canada Way Education Centre)

for students in grades 10-12 who may be聽struggling to engage and attend school. This program聽offers a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement. It is a聽partnership with Take A Hike At-Risk Youth Foundation .

Students who are best suited for the Take a Hike program often struggle with issues that have inhibited their success in school. This program聽guides students through outdoor day trips and multi-day expeditions, using聽activities designed to聽develop self-directed goals, trust, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills in a safe, supportive environment. Youth are聽empowered to聽create a positive path with positive outcomes,聽 to聽blaze their own trail, a trail that is聽right for them, that empowers them, and creates聽survival skills for life.

The ultimate goal of the Take a Hike聽program is that barriers to learning are minimized, personal issues are addressed, and students achieve a greater level of social and academic success. For more information contact the聽District directly at 604-296-6900 or visit

Young Parent Program (Burnaby South)

for secondary students who are parents, this program provides an opportunity for聽students to learn parenting skills and work towards high school completion as their聽child is cared for at聽the聽school’s childcare facility.

Youth Hub (on Imperial Street)

for secondary students who have disengaged or withdrawn from school, this program聽provides wrap around support to help students be successful聽in their academics, socially and emotionally.聽It is a partnership with聽the Purpose Society,