North Vancouver School District
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Performance Learning Program

at Seycove Secondary School


PLP is an academically rigorous mainstream magnet program for learners in grades 8 to 12 who seek a challenging, enriching, and supportive learning environment.

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 teaches kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to make it a better place.

Students are prepared for post-secondary education and workplace success by organizing instruction through three lenses:

1. Inquiry and Project-Based Learning

For PLP students, school isn't rehearsal for real life — it is real life. Project-based learning emphasizes learning as a process, allowing students to develop the skills necessary to become thoughtful, engaged citizens.

2. Technology for Learning

Student use of a personal iPad device allows learning tasks to be redefined. Technology is embedded meaningfully and authentically throughout PLP, redefining learning in previously inconceivable ways.

3. Experiential Learning Beyond School Walls

Students live in the real world — PLP students learn there too. Field schools are tightly integrated with student inquiry and curriculum and provide learning experiences for students that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

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

Click here to view the 2019/2020 PLP flyer.

Application Procedures

PLP is a North Vancouver School District Enhanced Program. Acceptance to the program is by competitive application.

Accepting a spot in PLP requires enrolling as a full-time student at Seycove Secondary School.

Application instructions for new students is available online at

To be considered for the program, applicants must complete all four steps of the application process:

  1. Online Application Questionnaire
  2. Application Video
  3. Supporting Documents
  4. Group Interview

Selection for the Performance Learning Program

PLP welcomes and encourages applicants from diverse learning backgrounds. The most important attributes are a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn! Selection criteria for PLP is based on aptitude for growth as a learner in a project-based learning environment.

Total spots available will be dependent upon the number of applications received and the ability of the school to organize suitable timetables to meet student needs. If necessary, student selection for PLP will be determined by a lottery in a manner consistent with the Policy 605: Admission of Students to School. Those students not selected via the lottery will be placed on a waitlist.

Fees for the Performance Learning Program

No fee is charged for PLP. Students are required to provide their own iPad device and required accessories that meet minimum technical specifications. Optional field school experiences have fees.