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 LearningStudent 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.
PLP is a
North Vancouver School District Enhanced Program. Acceptance to the program is
by competitive application.
spot in PLP requires enrolling as a full-time student at Seycove Secondary
instructions for new students is available online at http://applyplp.seycove.ca.
considered for the program, applicants must complete all four steps of the
- Online Application Questionnaire
- Application Video
- Supporting Documents
- Group Interview
deadline for completing steps 1 to 3 is February 11, 2019.
Interview is Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 4:00 PM at Seycove Secondary
School. Following the Group Interview, selected applicants will be invited for
a personal 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.
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