For children (siblings) entering Kindergarten at Coghlan in September 2022 please note the following:
Application Process for Programs of Choice for 2021-22
If your child has a sibling already in the same program, it is important that you indicate this in your application. You will need to provide the sibling’s 9 digit P.E.N. (Personal Education Number). If you are unsure of this number, please contact Mrs. Laycock at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Online Application for Programs Of Choice (APOC)!
Application Process for Programs of Choice for 2022-23
Langley Schools are proud to offer several Programs of Choice located in various sites throughout the District. Entry into these programs is by application and must be done online. These programs include:
The online application is open from 12:00 pm (noon) Monday October 4, 2021 through till 12:00 pm (noon) Monday October 18, 2021. Within this application time period, you are able to return to this site and make changes and update your application. As of 12:00 pm on October 18, 2021, you will not be able to add or change your application, however you will be able to view your information. This application process applies to the first year entry of all of the above programs (Kindergarten or Grade 6 for Late Immersion). Families are allowed to apply for a maximum of 2 (two) Programs of Choice.
If your child has a sibling already in the same program, it is important that you indicate this in your application. You will need to provide the sibling’s 9 digit P.E.N. (Personal Education Number). If you are unsure of this number, please contact the sibling’s school directly to obtain this information.
On November 15, 2021, all families will receive an email indicating if their child has been accepted into a program of choice. Families will have 7 days to electronically accept or decline an offered seat. After that time any unclaimed seats will be offered to waitlisted applicants. (Please ensure that your computer settings do not block School District 35 emails, so that you receive messages from the School District.)
In order to apply, you will be able to register at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, October 4, 2021; you will need to make an application. If you have already created an account in the past, you will only need to “SIGN IN” by clicking in the upper right corner of the screen. Please note, you will NOT be able to create an account prior to 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, October 4, 2021.
If you require assistance or have any further questions about the application process, please contact the School Board Office at 604-534-7891. You may also refer to this link:
The online application process will be in effect for families wanting to apply for first year entry into any choice program for September 2022. The application process is currently closed and will reopen in October. Families will need to access the District website using this link: Registration in Programs of Choice to complete the online process. If your child has a sibling already in the same program, it is important that you indicate this in your application and you will need to provide the sibling’s 9 digit P.E.N. (Personal Education Number). If you are unsure of this number, please contact the sibling’s school.
Should you require assistance please contact the School Board Office at 604-534-7891.
At the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education held on December 8, 2015, the Board voted to adopt changes to Policy 5084 (Application to Enter Choice Programs). The significant changes to the policy include:
- Moving to an online registration process for entry to a choice program in the following school year;
- Limiting a parent’s choice to a maximum of two programs;
- Application 11 months prior to entry point into the program
- Changing the priority ranking for accepting students to a choice program to favour Langley resident students;
- A random draw process for selecting eligible students when there are more applicants than seats for a particular choice program.
What are Programs of Choice?
Langley School District offers a rich diversity of programs that are designed to meet the specific needs and interests of students. Programs of Choice fall into three main categories: District Programs, School-based Programs, and programs offered through the Career Education Department. Students and parents interested in additional choice options should ask at the office of their neighbourhood school. Many individual courses that may be of interest are not listed here.
When a student enrols in a District Program all or certainly most of their courses and instruction is delivered within the context of the program. District Programs must deliver the BC School Curriculum, but they usually adapt the way that curriculum is delivered to suit the emphasis of the program. District Programs of Choice accept applications for registration from anywhere in the district, and do not give preference to neighbourhood students. District Programs in Langley include: Fine Arts Programs, Fundamental Programs, French Immersion Programs, the Langley Montessori Program and U-Connect Distance Learning.
School-based Choice Programs are programs that have been developed at neighbourhood schools, but which are open to students throughout the district if space is available. Students in School-based Programs take specialized courses while they continue in the neighbourhood program. Applications for registration in School-based Programs are maintained at the school where the program is offered.
Through the district’s dual credit programs, students may take courses that earn them credit towards a certification in a trade and/or post secondary degree while they are still in secondary school. These courses are dual credit in that the students are granted post secondary as well as high school credit for the courses they successfully complete. For more information and applications for the Youth TRAIN in Trades (trades), Youth WORK in Trades (apprenticeship) and XCEL (academic) programs, please visit your school’s Career Centre. Go to Career Education for more information.