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Enrollment for Distance Learning programs are opening as of February 16th for the 2021/22 school year. There are limited amount of spaces available for students with diagnosed learning needs, such as Autism, FASD, cognitive deficits, etc.

Allow NEW HEIGHTS AUTISM SUPPORT SOCIETY to help you through the application and enrollment process, as well as offering parents a choice and complete support in education programming for their students in grades Kindergarten to Grade 12. that is FULLY FUNDED by the Ministry of Education.

Our Alternate Education Program welcomes students with social and emotional regulation challenges and diverse learning needs. We accept students from various home-schooling agency programs and work in harmony with their assigned distance learning teachers. We offer a liaison style relationship with parents and teacher to ensure a customized learning plan is developed around each student’s interests and strengths.

Our relationship-centered program consists of a skilled alternate education tutor, along-side trained education assistants ensuring all students have the necessary one to one attention that they require to achieve personal academic success. Documentation of student work is shared electronically with parents and agency teachers on a regular basis, and in real time, demonstrating that BC Ministry of Education curriculum requirements are being met.

Lower anxiety, greater academic success, a sense of belonging, a feeling of safety and security and an increase in desire to attend classes are some of the benefits observed in previous and current student learning groups. The smaller class size and belief that “there is always a way” allows for creative and “outside the box” thinking when presenting the material to students, engaging them, and increasing their eagerness to learn their lessons. This flexible approach prepares students to be resilient, successful, emotionally secure, and passionate about life-long learning and their place in their community.

In these uncertain times, safety is paramount for students and staff. Therefore, all necessary health and safety precautions are installed within the AEP classroom. Physical distancing, directional arrows for traffic flow, assigned desks and chairs for the duration of the school term, individual student supply boxes, sanitization stations, and rigorous hand-washing protocols are in effect. High touch areas are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day, and barriers can be installed for students that struggle with physical distancing requirements within the class, maintaining social connection with their peers. Daily health checks are completed and documented in line with Interior Health Authority requirements.

For many parents the process of having their children educated through Distance Learning programs, is a new and scary process. Our staff is here to support and assist you with registration, through to the enrollment process. Our professional staff are able to assist with curriculum design and support with IEP goals.

We look forward to assisting your family and students achieve both a safe and exciting year of learning.

For more information or registration, please call our office at (250) 376-0375, or email us at infonhassca

Meet our Staff

Sandra Coates

Biography to come

Kathleen McLeary

Biography to come


Enrollment Information
Enrollment for Distance Learning programs are opening as of February 16th for the 2021/22 school year. There are limited amount of spaces available for students with diagnosed learning needs, such as Autism, FASD, cognitive deficits, etc.

For many parents the process of having their children educated through Distance Learning programs, is a new and scary process. Our staff is here to support and assist you with registration, through to the enrollment process. Our professional staff are able to assist with curriculum design and support with IEP goals.
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