Alpha Secondary School

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Alpha Secondary
Address
4600 Parker Street
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5C 3E2
Canada
Coordinates 49°16′34″N 122°59′57″W / 49.2762°N 122.9992°W / 49.2762; -122.9992Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 122°59′57″W / 49.2762°N 122.9992°W / 49.2762; -122.9992
Information
School type Public, high school
Motto Where The Best Get Better
Founded 1950
School board School District 41 Burnaby
School number 4141005
Principal Mr. K. Brandt
Staff 61
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 950 (Sept 2014[1])
Language English, French
Colour(s) Blue and Gold         
Mascot Aztecs (Previously Aardvarks)
Team name Aztecs
Website

Alpha Secondary[2] is a public high school in Burnaby, British Columbia part of School District 41 Burnaby.

Academics[edit]

Alpha Secondary offers a broad range of educational programming, including French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and Honours courses, as well as Ace-It programs. Students wishing to earn their professional certification as a hairstylist can enroll in the two year District Hairdressing Program which is located at Alpha. The Fitness Leadership Program is also at Alpha, which provides students with Douglas College credits, and Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) weight training instructor and Personal Trainer national certification. Alpha also has an integrated honours program for Grade 8 students called Discovery. In 2008, Alpha students earned over $410,000 in Scholarships.[citation needed]

Clubs and councils[edit]

Students at Alpha are provided with a variety of leadership opportunities through their participation in over 30 clubs and councils. The main leadership groups are: Students' Council, Music Council, Fine and Performing Arts Council, Grad Council, The Offence, and e-club. Other groups go beyond the school and organize events that improve both the local and global community. Alpha also has a debate team. Through these groups, students organize school based events that contribute to the school culture.

Athletics[edit]

  • 2002 Provincial AAA Boys Soccer – Placed 2nd
  • 2003 Provincial AAA Boys Soccer Champions
  • 2005 Provincial AAA Volleyball – Placed 3rd
  • 2006 Provincial AAA Volleyball Champions
  • 2007 Provincial AAA Volleyball – Placed 2nd
  • 2013 Provincial AAA Rugby – Placed 2nd
  • 2013 BNWSSAA Junior Girls Soccer Champions

Notable alumni/current students[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "For School Data, Source: BC Schools Book." Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Education January 16, 2006.

External links[edit]

School Reports - Ministry of Education[edit]