Bus Schedule 2017-18

Bus Schedule 2017-18

Bus service is arranged through Lynch Bus Lines for morning and afternoon transportation. Full and Part time fees are prorated for the year. If your schedule alters during the year we will adjust fees based on days used per month (September to June).

BUS ROUTES:

North Vancouver Bus Route 

Westcot Elementary

Pick up time 7:35 am                      Drop off 3:55 pm

Edgemont 

AM pickup – at Delainey’s Coffee Shop on Edgemont Blvd

PM drop off – across from Artigiano Coffee Shop on Highland Blvd)

Pick up time 7:45 am                      Drop off 3:45 pm

29th & William

Pick up time 7:55 am                      Drop off 3:35 pm

Coquitlam/Burnaby/Vancouver Bus Route

Coquitlam – King Edward & Lougheed (East side of A&W at Superstore)

Pick up time 7:10 am                    Drop off 4:10 pm

Burnaby – Kensington & Joe Sakic Way

Pick up time 7:30 am                      Drop off 3:45 pm

Vancouver – Hastings Community Center

Pick up time 7:50 am                      Drop off 3:35 pm

TRANSPORTATION FEES

FULL TIME: $260.00 per month (both ways)

PART TIME: $130.00 per month (one way only)

DAILY RATE:

$16.00 per day (both ways am/pm)

$8.00 per day (one way only)

Note: All times are approximate.

Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning

A key part of our programme is to help students to develop into self-confident and positive adults. Our professional counseling staff members work in small groups and with individual students to foster the values and personal attributes to carry them forward in life.

In addition to their personal development, students are introduced to a wide range of employability skills including: readiness for work; resume writing; interview skills; expectations of the workplace; etc.

Academic Options at Maplewood Alternative

Academic Options at Maplewood Alternative

At Maplewood, we offer a diverse academic programme that allows students to pursue an appropriate path differentiated to their needs and goals. The core academic programme meets the prescribed learning outcomes required by the BC Ministry of Education. Core courses are offered at Maplewood include: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and the Sciences.  Students have the option of attaining their Dogwood or Evergreen diplomas in preparation for university/college or preparing themselves for the world of work through our Skills Passport and work placement programmes.

The programme is based on a combination of academic options; individualized and small group instruction; job shadowing and cooperative education placements; and specialized skills-based electives such as music, computer programming; culinary arts; woodworking; and, photography/movie making etc.

We believe that learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom and students at Maplewood Alternative use the rich resources of the larger community to develop their skills and expand their personal horizons.

For more detail on our high school curriculum, click here .

Our Story

Maplewood Alternative High School is an extension of Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School for students of high school age and has been built on our experience of over forty years of working with students with learning differences.

Maplewood Alternative is dedicated to providing a personalized learning environment for students with learning needs and preferences that are not typically addressed in a traditional school setting.

 

At Maplewood, we believe:

That all students should have the opportunity to maximize their individual potential;

That education is a journey and that students should have the power to follow their own individual paths to success; and,

That school should strive to adapt to the needs of students, not students to the needs and structures of school.

Who Should Apply?

Maplewood Alternative High School occupies a unique position among independent schools that specialize in teaching children with learning disabilities, being the first of its kind in Western Canada. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve determined that the following attributes are required of a potential student:

  • Complete a current psycho-educational assessment which indicates a language-based learning disability;
  • Meet the Ministry of Education guidelines for designation of a learning disability;
  • Have average to superior intelligence;
  • Demonstrate that the primary impediments to the student’s learning process are learning differences. Any behavioral, physical or emotional issues must be of secondary concern.

Maplewood is a “school of second choice”. If your first choice of school, public or private, has not met the needs of your child we invite you to consider an alternative. If your child meets the above criteria, please contact us today for a tour with the Head of School.

Sports Day - June 7th (date change)

Our annual Sports Day has been moved to Wednesday, June 7th (date changed) due to a rain forecast for Thursday.

Students can wear comfortable casual clothing suitable for being outside all day.

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Summer "Brain" Camps

Sharon Selby, a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has worked with KGMS students in the past is presenting Summer “Brain Camp” to teach Anxiety Management.

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Host Families Needed

A local language school that brings Japanese teenagers to KGMS to learn English in the summer is looking for host families.

MLI Hongo Poster

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Youth Leadership Camp

Dancing With Life will be hosting a Youth Leadership Camp at KGMS during the week of June 19th to 22nd.

https://www.dancingwlife.com/youth-leader-camp

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Gift Card Order deadline June 1st!

The deadline for Gift Card orders is end of school day on Thursday, June 1st.

This is the LAST gift card order for the school year so order those cards for teachers, tutors, admin staff, birthday gifts or for your daily needs. Drop your orders and payment in the Office.

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Staff Appreciation Lunch - June 2

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help or bring food for the Staff Appreciation Lunch this Friday. Here are a few helpful reminders:

  • food can be dropped in the Office on Thursday
  • label your dish if you want it back
  • make sure the Office staff know if it needs to go in the fridge
  • if it needs to be heated up, please tape instructions to the dish
  • for those wanting to drop off their dishes hot on Friday, the staff are eating at 12:00 so please bring your dish to the school 10-15 minutes before that

If you have any questions/concerns/changes, please email the lunch organizer, Theresa directly.

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KGMS Has Talent Show - June 15

Our Annual KGMS Has Talent Show will start at 1:25 pm sharp with doors opening at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, June 15th. Family & friends welcome but seating is limited.

The theme this year is “Music Heals”.  It is a school wide initiative to assist music therapy programs across Canada.  Donations of used iPods or other MP3 players are needed and can be dropped off in the music portable before June 15th.

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Spring Book Fair - May 29th to June 1st

Our first Spring Book Fair runs from Monday, May 29th to Thursday, June 1st.

See slide show below for information about the book fair and two contests that students can participate in. Contest entries are due by Monday, May 29th.

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It looks like there are no events scheduled yet for July 2017.
Please check back soon.

Gala 2017

Growing Hearts and Minds Gala 2017
to benefit the
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund

Saturday, February 27, 2017
Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, Ruby & Cruise for hosting the event, our auctioneer Jeff Schwarz, all of those who secured donations, made donations, bid of auction items. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this fantastic evening possible. And to our superb Co-Chairs, Tracey & Eva!

Dr. Christopher Gala Video

For more information, please contact: gala@kgms.ca

Support Us

Maplewood Alternative High School is a non-profit organization, which relies heavily on the generosity of corporate sponsors, alumni, friends, family and community organizations to help finance the ever-increasing costs of providing specialized programming for students with learning difficulties. Your gift will help create a dynamic, supportive educational experience – one that will help each student achieve his or her unique potential.

Please contact us to learn more about the opportunities that your donation can create and to make a donation by cheque or credit card.

To donate by Paypal (no account required), please complete the form below.

Visit or Contact us

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit anytime.

Please contact Head of School, Dr James Christopher at jchristopher@kgms.ca to arrange for a personal tour and introduction to our programme.

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Maplewood Alternative High School
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver V7J 1S8

Tel: 604 985-5224 / Fax: 604 985 4562

Email: Dr. James Christopher, Head of School

Records Requests:  sbartnik@kgms.ca

Staff Contact ListKGMS Staff Contacts 2016-17 Rev 4

Tutors Outside School Hours:  KGMS Tutor List 2017-18

 

Careers

Maplewood Alternative High School are seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Jim Christopher, Head of School – jobs@kgms.ca

Director of Student Support Services

Intermediate and-or Middle Division Co-Teacher

LTO Middle-Senior High School Math Teacher

Middle-Senior High School Math Teacher

 

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