The Quesnel School District serves about 3000 students with twelve elementary schools, a grade 8-9 junior school, a grade 10-12 secondary school, a secondary alternate program, and a Distributed Learning School.
The K-7 elementary schools range in size from 100 to 300 students. Our small rural schools in the communities of Wells, Nazko, Kersley, and Parkland have multi-grade classrooms and vary in size between 14 and 78 students.
The French Immersion program grades K-7 are located in a dual track elementary school Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary. The long standing French Immersion program continues on at Quesnel Junior School and Correlieu Senior Secondary.
All grade 8 and 9 students in Quesnel attend Quesnel Junior School which is designed on a middle school model. Students are divided into smaller learning communities with a focus on the core subjects. The Interdisciplinary teaching teams create strong connections with parents and families. Social emotional learning and a supportive transition to high school are the strength of this school.
Correlieu Secondary School serves students in the graduation years grades 10 -12. Students have an opportunity to take all core subjects and a wide range of electives. Career programs, French Immersion, Trades and the Arts allow students to explore their passions. Correlieu has a long history of athletics with individual and team sports in all areas from downhill skiing to basketball.
Quesnel Distributed Learning Program – QDL is an online learning community available for students in grades K-12. Students can take additional courses outside of the school timetable or learn from home.
You can look forward to opportunities to collaborate and learn with others. We have collaborative blocks at the senior high and junior high levels and grade level meetings in elementary. There are professional learning communities at the school and district level focused on topics such as technology and self-regulation. Our Early Literacy Project of tiered intervention in primary classes ensures support for literacy resources and time for collaborative planning. Our mentorship program provides teachers with access time for class visits, in-class support, planning, or collaboration time.
Our diverse population is supported in inclusive classrooms through the collaborative work of the Support Services, Curriculum and Aboriginal Education Department staff. Together this staff forms our District Learning Services Team, committed to supporting schools to meet the diverse needs in classrooms.
Our focus is the classroom. Teachers are provided with technology, such as smart boards, pods of laptops or specialized software, as well as equipment such as sensory balls or cushions, visual timers, etc. in order to support various learners.
Teachers have time to meet as a team to plan for students and to create IEPs. Student teams also have opportunity for professional development focused on topics such as Autism and FASD or on how to use specialized software programs or assistive technology.
It takes collaborative efforts to make a difference. We believe in our motto “Together We Can”.