The Langley School District is 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 entry – Belmont, James Kennedy)
    • Late French Immersion (Grade 6 entry – Alex Hope and Noel Booth)
    • Fine Arts (Kindergarten entry – Langley Fine Arts School)
    • Fundamental (Kindergarten entry – Coghlan Fundamental, Langley Fundamental)
    • Montessori (Kindergarten entry – Uplands)
    • U-Connect (Kindergarten entry – Simonds)
    • Langley Environmental Awareness Program (Kindergarten entry to Grade 6 – Fort Langley)
      • *Please note the L.E.A.P. Program requires an additional step to the application process. Click HERE for more information with regards to K-6 applications).

Registration for 2024-2025 Choice Programs opens on Monday, October 2nd at 12 noon, and closes Monday, October 16th at 12 noon. The lottery will take place at the beginning of November. Once the lottery has been completed, all families will receive an email indicating if their child has been accepted into a program of choice. Families will have forty-eight hours to electronically accept or decline an offered seat. After that time, any unclaimed seats will be offered to waitlisted applicants.

Please note registration for some programs such as Montessori at Uplands and U-Connect are open until filled. Should you require assistance please contact the School Board Office at 604-534-7891.

It is important to note, children who have accepted Kindergarten entry at a District Choice Program for the 2024-2025 school year do not need to register at their catchment school.

Please refer to the Regulations from Administrative Procedure 306 – Admission to Choice Programs.

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 online 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 favour Langley resident students;
  • A random draw process for selecting eligible students when there are more applicants than seats for a particular choice program.

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 and 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 school.

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 Centre.  Go to Career Education for more information.

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

  • LEAP (Langley Environmental Awareness Program) (K-5)

    There will be Information Sessions held in the fall 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 program via email, including dates/times for Information Sessions visit this webpage here.

  • 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, and Noel Booth Elementary.

    Secondary French Immersion is a District program for Grades 8-12 students offered at 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 Fundamental Elementary School.

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

  • District Program: U-Connect

    For Grades K-12, the U-Connect District program combines a site-based and home-learning environment and is offered at U-Connect.

    To complete registration for this program, please visit the U-Connect school website here.

  • 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: 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.