Learning Support Services

For service or program inquiries, please contact Jay Claudio, Department Head, at jerome.claudio@burnabyschools.ca

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Our Programs

Success Program

Due to COVID restrictions and cohorts, the Success Program is currently suspended until further notice.  Senior students (10-12) are reminded that there is Flexible Student Support Time built into their schedules every day at 8:45-9:15am and 2:25-2:55pm to receive extra support from your classroom teachers.


The Connect Program is available by appointment through Learning Support Service case managers or Connect Lead staff. Students who have accessed our support in the past can communicate with their classroom teachers or case managers to request access.

All drop-ins are suspended until further notice. Our goal is to work with students and their teachers so that all learners at Burnaby North can find success in this current model of support.

Pre-Employment Program

The aim of this program is to provide students with the broadest range of skills, experiences and knowledge to become as “work-ready” as possible.

After finishing their grade 12 year, students receive a school-leaving certificate (Evergreen).

The program curriculum encompasses modified academic studies in English, Social Studies, Math and Science, a Functional Living Skills program, career and personal planning. Senior students complete out-of-school work experiences with local businesses and service providers. Students also operate in-school businesses and participate in some adapted academic courses and electives.

Access Program

 Access provides support for very exceptional students. The program provides a wide range of supports throughout a student’s high school years. Individualized programs are designed in consultation with teachers, parents/guardians, educational assistants and outside agencies. The program includes integrated classes, work experiences, functional academics, and community-based life skills opportunities.

Peer Tutoring

Burnaby North Secondary provides a credited course to train interested grade eleven and twelve students in becoming peer tutors.

Peer tutors work in classes throughout the school. Prospective peer tutors will undergo an application and screening process prior to being selected as a peer tutor.

Our Fantastic Staff:

  • Vice Principal supporting LSS
    • Maria Nicolidakis
  • LSS Department Head
    •  Jerome Claudio
  •  Connect Program
    •  Claire Davis
    • Bhupinder Manhas
    • Shannon McCutcheon
    • Trina Yee
  • Pre-Employment Program
    • Mike Pedersen
  • Access Program
    • Judy Chiao
  •  Peer Tutoring
    • Julia Manderson
  • Educational Assistants
    • Tammy Chesman -on leave
    • Bernice D’Angelo
    • Karen Goodrich
    • Tricia Grover
    • Patti Jansen
    • Joanna Kong
    • Jennifer Mah – on leave
    • Steve May
    • Andrea McKinnon
    • Chris Russell
    • Yolanda Sarmiento
    • Loi Tran