At Fraser Academy, we have one main goal: to teach and encourage our students to lead with their strengths—from their talents and abilities—and to do so with confidence.
This means preparing our students to be lifelong learners who communicate clearly, think critically, solve problems creatively—and advocate capably for their own learning differences.
Our faculty works closely with students to develop these key 21st-century skills, as well as to help bring their core reading, spelling, writing and maths skills to age-appropriate levels.
All Fraser Academy Sr School students follow the designated BC curriculum for each grade, which leads to the province’s “Dogwood” diploma.
The core curriculum covers Language Arts, Maths, Science, Social Studies and PE, as well as a wide selection of electives: Music, Art, Drama, Sports, Home Ec, Tech Ed and Information Technology.
Classes have seven students on average so that teachers can provide individual attention and students have many opportunities for self-expression.
Courses are taught in a multisensory fashion and accommodate the specific academic needs of each student.
Students also meet daily one-to-one with an Orton-Gillingham-trained tutor for the entire year.
Each student follows a curriculum designed to remediate his or her specific language needs in such areas as decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, written output, organization skills and self-advocacy.
We also offer daily one-to-one maths tutoring with certified specialists for those students who require maths remediation.
Transition planning begins during the Grade 10 and continues through Grade 12, a collaborative effort between students, parents, our Transitions counsellor and faculty.
Student develop an individualized two-year plan to facilitate their decision-making and transition into life after high school, be it is college, university, travel, internships or work.