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The Alberni School District is located on Vancouver Island's central west coast and serves approximately 3800 learners in the communities of Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield. There are eight elementary schools (Grades K-7), two secondary schools (Grades 8-12), one elementary-junior secondary school (Grades K-9), one alternate school (Eighth Avenue Learning Centre), and the CHOICES Distributed Learning program to support home-schooling families. As a Program of Choice, early French Immersion is offered at Alberni Elementary and Alberni District Secondary schools.
The Alberni School District is situated on the traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and approximately one third of all students registered are of aboriginal ancestry. The district strives to increase awareness, understanding and integration of Nuu-chah-nulth culture, history and language in all SD70 schools.
The school district also acknowledges and embraces its role in the continuum of services to children, youth and communities, and works closely with community partners in the areas of early learning and adult education. The school district, in collaboration with local agencies and service providers, has recently opened an Early Years Centre at EJ Dunn Elementary while educators at the Eighth Avenue Learning Centre continue to support adult learners who have yet to earn high school graduation. The school district also has strong ties to many post-secondary institutions including an ongoing partnership with North Island College that enhances and extends secondary and adult learning experiences.
For specific information on educational programs and services, visit the Programs section of this website.