Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
|École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School|
|2525 Como Lake Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3J 3R8
|School type||Co-educational Public Secondary|
|Motto||Discover Your Best|
|School board||School District 43 Coquitlam|
|School number||604 461 5581|
|Principal||Mrs. Carol Coulson|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Language||English and French Immersion|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Gray|
|Team name||Best Blue Devils|
Dr. Charles Best Secondary School, is a co-educational public high school located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The school is named for Canadian physician Charles Best, one of the researchers responsible for the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. The school opened on March 22, 1971 as a Junior Secondary School serving students in Grades 8 through 10, and became a full secondary school (grades 9 through 12) in 2000.
In 2015, Dr. Charles Best Secondary was ranked #37 out of 289 secondary schools in British Columbia.
In 2001, the school added a French immersion program.
Dr. Charles Best Secondary School offers a Joinery program that partners with the post-secondary institution British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Grade 12 students are eligible to join the program if they are interested in becoming a Red Seal qualified joiner (cabinetmaker).
The school offers an electrical studies program that is partnered with BCIT for grade 12 students interested in becoming electricians.
Extra Curricular Activities
Dr. Charles Best Secondary school's athletic team name is the Best Blue Devils. The jersey colours are white and blue, and the mascot is a blue devil. The school sports teams are: volleyball (girls and boys), basketball (girls and boys), soccer (girls and boys), field hockey (girls only), rugby (girls and boys), badminton (co-ed) and tennis (co-ed).
The student theatre group, called the Best Players, puts on two sets of plays every year. The performances in the fall are the school's contribution to Metfest, a district-wide theatre festival of one-act plays. The second performance is done in the spring, and it is a full length two-act play, alternating annually between a musical and a traditional play.
- School District 43: Dr. Charles Best Secondary School Archived October 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 March 2009
- Charles Best: About Us Archived April 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 March 2009
- CMFSC: 2009 Schedule Archived July 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 March 2009
- "Compare academic rankings and ratings of British Columbia schools". britishcolumbia.compareschoolrankings.org. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
- "Programs of Choice". www.sd43.bc.ca. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
- "About". The Best Players. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
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