Application Process for Programs of Choice for 2019-2020

Langley Schools are proud to offer several Programs of Choice located in various sites throughout the District.  Entry into these programs is by application only.  These programs include:

    • Early French Immersion (Kindergarten – Belmont, James Kennedy)
    • Late French Immersion (Grade 6 – Alex Hope, Noel Booth, Betty Gilbert)
    • Fine Arts (Kindergarten – Langley Fine Arts School)
    • Fundamental (Kindergarten – Coghlan, Langley Fundamental Elementary)
    • Montessori (Kindergarten – Uplands)
    • U Connect (Kindergarten – Simonds)
    • Outdoor Education (K-4 – Fort Langley)
      • *Please note the Outdoor Program requires an additional step to the application process. Families of students entering K in September 19 will follow the online choice programs process in addition to other steps. Click HERE for more information with regards to  K-4 applications).

The online application process will be in effect for families wanting to apply for first year entry into any choice program for September 2019.  The application process will be open from 12:00pm (noon) Monday, October 1, 2018 to 12:00pm (noon) Monday, October 15, 2018.  Families will need to access the District Website using this link: Registration in Programs of Choice to complete the online process.If your child has a sibling already in the same program, it is important that you indicate this in your application and you will need to provide the sibling’s 9 digit P.E.N. (Personal Education Number).  If you are unsure of this number, please contact the sibling’s school.

At the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education held on December 8, 2015, the Board voted to adopt changes to Policy 5084 (Application to Enter Choice Programs).  The significant changes to the policy include:

  • Moving to an on-line registration process for entry to a choice program in the following school year;
  • Limiting a parent’s choice to a maximum of two programs;
  • Application 11 months prior to entry point into the program
  • Changing the priority ranking for accepting students to a choice program to favor Langley resident students;
  • A random draw process for selecting eligible students when there are more applicants than seats for a particular choice program.

By November 16, 2018, all families will receive an email indicating if your child has been accepted into a program of choice.  Families will have 7 days to electronically accept or reject an offered seat.  After that time, unclaimed seats will be offered to waitlisted applicants.  (Please ensure that your computer settings do not block School District 35 emails and check your Spam or Junk folder so that you receive messages from the School District.)

Placement into choice programs will be prioritized in the following manner:

  1. Langley residents with siblings in the same program
  2. Langley residents
  3. Non-Langley residents with siblings in the same program
  4. Non-Langley residents

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, the District will use a random draw process to assign either a seat or a waitlist number.   If a seat becomes available and your child is the highest on the waitlist, you will be contacted with an option to accept or reject that seat.  Families will have 7 days to respond electronically to an offer.

Please refer to the Regulations to Policy 5084.

Should you require assistance please contact the School Board Office at 604-534-7891.

What are Programs of Choice?

Langley School District offers a rich diversity of programs that are designed to meet the specific needs and interests of students. Programs of Choice fall into three main categories: District Programs, School-based Programs, and programs offered through the Career Education Department. Students and parents interested in additional choice options should ask at the office of their neighbourhood school. Many individual courses that may be of interest are not listed here.

District Programs

When a student enrols in a District Program all or certainly most of their courses and instruction is delivered within the context of the program. District Programs must deliver the BC School Curriculum, but they usually adapt the way that curriculum is delivered to suit the emphasis of the program. District Programs of Choice accept applications for registration from anywhere in the district, and do not give preference to neighbourhood students. District Programs in Langley include: Fine Arts programs, Fundamental programs, French Immersion programs, the Langley Montessori Program and U-Connect Distance Learning.

School-based Programs

School-based Choice Programs are programs that have been developed at neighbourhood schools, but which are open to students throughout the district if space is available. Students in School-based Programs take specialized courses while they continue in the neighbourhood program. Applications for registration in School-based Programs are maintained at the school where the program is offered.

Career Education Programs

Through the district’s dual credit programs, students may take courses that earn them credit towards a certification in a trade and/or post secondary degree while they are still in secondary school.  These courses are dual credit in that the students are granted post secondary as well as high school credit for the courses they successfully complete.  For more information and applications for the Youth TRAIN in Trades (trades), Youth WORK in Trades (apprenticeship) and XCEL (academic) programs, please visit your school’s Career Center.  Go to Career Education for more information.

Click here for more information on Specialty Academies including baseball, hockey, musical theatre, etc. 

  • Outdoor Education K-4

    There will be Information Sessions happening in the September and January of each year. Parents of students who wish to apply to the program must attend an Information Session prior to applying-please note this is different to the application process for other Programs of Choice. If you would like to receive information about the Information Sessions via email, please email the following information to with the title Outdoor Education Program in the subject field. The first Information session will be September 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm – Fort Langley Elementary. For more information on the program itself, click HERE.

    Parent Name
    Parent Email Address
    Student Name
    Students’s grade in September 2019
    Student’s Current School

  • District Program: Fine Arts (K-12)

    Fine Arts K-12 is a District Program offered at Langley Fine Arts School for Grades K-12 students.

  • District Program: French Immersion

    Early French Immersion is a K-7 District program offered at Belmont Elementary and James Kennedy Elementary.

    Late French Immersion is a Grades 6-7 District program offered at Alex Hope Elementary, Noel Booth Elementary and Betty Gilbert Middle Schools.

    Secondary French Immersion is a District program for Grades 8-12 students offered at Aldergrove Community Secondary, Brookswood Secondary and Walnut Grove Secondary Schools.


  • District Program: Fundamental School

    Fundamental School Grades K-5 is offered at Langley Fundamental Elementary School.

    Fundamental School Grades K-7 is offered at Coghlan Elementary School.

    The Fundamental Middle/Secondary District program is offered at Langley Fundamental Middle/Secondary School.

  • District Program: U-Connect

    For Grades K-11, the U-Connect District program combines a site-based and home-learning environment and is offered at the U-Connect Education Centre.

  • District Program: Montessori

    The District Montessori program is offered for Grades K-6 at Uplands Elementary/Uplands Montessori School.

  • School-based Program: AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

    The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) School-based program is offered at Langley Secondary and Aldergrove Community Secondary School Schools for students in Grades 9-12.

  • School-based Program: Fine Arts

    The School-based Fine Arts program is offered for Grades 6-8 students at H.D. Stafford Middle School and Grades K-5 at Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary School.

  • School-based Program: Fine Arts Intensive

    The School-based Fine Arts Intensive program is available to Grades 9-12 students at Langley Secondary School.

  • School-based Program: Hockey Canada Skills Academy

    The Hockey Canada Skills Academy is a School-based program offered to Grades 9-12 students at Langley Secondary and Aldergrove Community Secondary Schools.

    (Information on the R.E. Mountain/Yorkson Creek Middle School Rivermen Hockey Academy:

  • School-based Program: International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate School-based program is offered to Grades 10-12 students at R.E. Mountain Secondary School.

  • Career Ed Program: Automotive Service Technician

    The Automotive Service Technician program is available to all district Grade 11-12 students and is based out of Aldergrove Community Secondary School.

  • Career Ed Program: Carpentry

    The Carpentry program is available to all district Grade 11-12 students and is based out of Aldergrove Community Secondary School.

  • Career Ed Program: Electrical

    The Electrical Program is available to students to all district Grade 12 students and is based at the BCIT Satellite Campus located at DW Poppy Secondary.

  • Career Ed Program: Hairstylist

    The Hairstylist program is available to all district Grade 11-12 students and is based out of Aldergrove Community Secondary School.

  • Career Ed Program: Horticulture

    The Horticulture program is available to all district Grade 11-12 students and is based at the Langley Campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

  • Career Ed Program - Piping/Plumbing

    The Piping/Plumbing program is available to all district Grade 11-12 students and is based out of Langley Secondary School.

  • Career Ed Program - Professional Cook 1 (PC1)

    The Professional Cook 1 (PC1) program is available to all district Grades 11-12 students and is based out of Walnut Grove Secondary School.