About Our Program

The Transition Program for Gifted Students is a provincially funded program through the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care, administered by the Vancouver School District and hosted on the campus of the University of British Columbia. The Program is a two year academically accelerated program, meeting all BC graduation requirements.

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Our Vision

To make available a program designed to meet the educational needs of academically highly gifted students while supporting their social emotional development; to recognize both students’ current needs and future goals.

Our Goals

To provide conceptual and interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum within an instructional environment that promotes preparation for university level work and that will lead to full time university enrollment after two years.

To provide students with an intellectual peer group who are also age peers; students provide support for each other’s social, emotional, and academic experiences.

To support career exploration and preparation through access to mentors and experts in fields that match student interests.

To provide university experiences through seminars, visiting professors, graduate students, exposure to university classes, and possible concurrent enrollment.

To provide encouragement and direction for students who possess talents and interests that may require many years of university study.

To provide students with teachers who understand their learning needs, are willing to adapt teaching and schedules to meet these needs and are committed to program goals.

To promote self-esteem, study and organizational skills, interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, goal-setting and decision-making skills, and a sense of being able to influence personal as well as community futures in positive and satisfying ways.

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Our Story

The Transition Program offers not only a compacted secondary curriculum in core academic courses but additional learning opportunities on campus. Our graduates go on to receive numerous academic, community, research award recipients.

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