Station Stretch Program
5280 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, B.C. V6X 2A9
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Important Note: Next report card will be sent in the third week of June, 2013

Our next intake of new students is for September, 2013.  Please contact the school to arrange an interview time if you or your child is interested in attending. We have limited spaces for students missing grade 10 credits; however, we do have spaces for students missing grade 8/9 credits.

Don't forget to check out the "Parents Tips Page" (Link located on top navigation bar) to help answer questions about raising teenagers, talking to them about substance abuse, keeping them safe online, and much more! This weeks article: "Out of Control Pseudo-mature Teens."

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170409_21004_0.pngDespite what you may have heard, Station Stretch is a Grade 9/10 school readiness program. Students have the opportunity to “catch up” on the core academic courses as well as work on issues impeding their success at the larger high schools.

The school population consists of approximately 45 students ranging in age from 14 to 18 years.  The school year is broken down into four ten-week terms, each of which is made up of approximately 45 hours of instruction per subject.  At the end of the term there is a final exam and a report card issued. 

The students are placed into either Grade 9 (Grade 10 prep) or Grade 10 completion class.  Depending on previous academic achievement, students must complete a minimum of two terms at the Grade 9 level and/or two terms at the Grade 10 level.  This varies slightly from student to student, and a concrete plan will be developed after consultation with the previous school applying student.

Staff includes three Teachers, three Educational Assistants, one Social Worker and a part time Secretary.                

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Various reasons bring our students here.  Some have been suspended from their regular high schools, some  have dropped out, some are school phobic or have a history of missing classes.  Regardless of the issues, the program attempts to   stabilize them by offering a small, personalized, and structured environment. 

It should be noted that the most successful students are those who wish to attend school, and want to make a difference in their education standing.  The onus is primarily on the student.



New Station Stretch Webpage
Click here for our new, updated webpage
www.stationstretch.com
Station Stretch Youtube Channel
Click on the link below to view a documentary about Stretch, a 2 part presentation about what makes students at Stretch successful, and a short video on some key features of our website.
Stretchtube
Stretch Students help Clean up Nature Park
Recently our Stretch students volunteered to help with blueberry removal & planting native plants at the Richmond Nature Park. To check out the pictures click on the link!
Cleaning up the nature park
Provincial Exam Grades:
Those students who wrote provincial exams will be able to check their marks on July 31, 2013. Students can visit the link below and use their 9 digit pen number that was written on their report card.
Ministry of Education website
Clothing Donations
The Station Stretch staff would like to thank everyone who donated clothing to our program this year. If you would like to donate to the program please contact Andrew Turner, Ruth Quirk or Leslie Wilkinson at the school.
Returning Students
Students from the 2012/13 school year who are returning to Station Stretch for the 2013/14 school year are to contact the school by phone or email on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to confirm their placement. In addition, students who have been interviewed and accepted for this school year should also contact the school on this day.

 Last Modified: 25 June,2013