North Vancouver School District
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Performance Learning Program

at Seycove Secondary School

The Performance Learning Program (PLP) is an academically rigorous mainstream magnet program for secondary students (Grades 8 to 12) that seek a challenging, enriching, and supportive learning environment.


Motivation - Connection - Experience

With a focus on deeper learning, students master core academic content, think critically to solve complex problems, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and develop academic and growth mindsets.

PLP is aligned with the BC Ministry of Education’s big idea and curricular competency-driven curriculum, and prepares students for post-secondary education and workplace success and has been recognized by Apple as a Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. 

PLP students work hard, take risks, and learn how to learn.

Motivation - In the Performance Learning Program, we actively seek to build a learning community that nurtures and challenges.  Students are recognized as the most important stakeholder responsible for their own success.  By creating an environment that is flexible, relevant, and personalized, students feel motivated to go deeper with their learning.   

Connection - Learning in a technology-infused classroom means students are not restricted to the confines of a textbook.  Students develop and practice​ skills that help them understand and leverage the connected and networked world we live in.  Project-based learning makes it possible for students to connect their interests and passions to what we are studying, forging a deeper and more meaningful connection to the material. 

Experience -  We believe students live in the real world—and should learn there too.  Integrated extended field studies allow students to put learned skills and knowledge to work in the field. For example, students don’t just learn about science, they become citizen scientists. Tackling real world challenges, students develop the skills necessary to become thoughtful, engaged citizens prepared for post-secondary success in the Information Age. ​

To apply to the Performance Learning Program, please click here.

Important Dates

  • January 25, 2018 - PLP New Student Information Evening at Seycove
  • February 13, 2018 - PLP Application Deadline
  • February 19, 2018 - New Applicant Group Interview
  • February 26 - 28, 2018 - New Applicant Interviews
  • March 2, 2018 - First offer of acceptance
  • March 9, 2018 - District priority placement transfer deadline