North Vancouver School District
the natural place to learn©
Performance Learning Program

at Seycove Secondary School


PLP is an academically rigorous mainstream magnet program for learners 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 students work hard, take risks, and learn how to learn.

PLP prepares students for post-secondary education and workplace success by organizing instructional 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.    Learning Beyond School Walls
Students live in the real world — PLP students learn there too. Learning in the community provides opportunities for students to meet adults who model real-world problem solving and standards for excellence. Field schools are tightly integrated with student inquiry and curriculum and provide learning experiences for students that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

PLP is the recipient of several Canadian and international awards and has been awarded the designation of Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. For more information, visit

Click here to view the 2018 PLP flyer.

How to Apply

For more information on how to apply, please visit or click here.

Important Dates

  • January 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 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