LaSalle College Vancouver has announced that it is launching a new high school with accelerated programming, where students will learn from experts in thriving industries such graphic design, film and gaming design.
LaSalle College Vancouver High School will open its doors to Grade 10 and 11 students this October, that meets a need for students who want to focus on creative-arts electives. Students can take elective courses taught by industry professionals, enabling them to acquire practical career skills while earning their B.C. Dogwood Diploma.
Expert instructors with an in-depth understanding of industry will teach elective courses, meaning an established chef teaches cooking classes, or a design class led by a professional graphic designer. The school's association with its well-established parent college will allow students access to a state-of-the-art campus.
The school's quarter-system calendar also will enable students to fast-track their learning and move onto college or university quicker.
Utilizing the latest teaching techniques, LaSalle College Vancouver High School will follow an evolved approach to education called STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), which emphasizes combining connections in curriculum rather than teaching each course individually.