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The community of Fleetwood is served by School District 36 Surrey. This is the largest school district in all of British Columbia and serves nearly 72,000 students each year. The district includes 101 elementary schools, 19 secondary schools and 5 other alternative learning centers. The district forms the largest employer in Surrey with almost 10,000 employees and nearly 5,500 teachers.
The Fleetwood neighborhood is specifically served by The Following Elementary schools of high repute.....Berkshire Park Elementary, William Watson, Coast Meridian Elementary, Frost Road Elementary School, Coyote Creek Elementary, Walnut Road Elementary Serpentine Heights Elementary School and of course the famous.... Fleetwood Park Secondary School, Fleetwood Park ranked consistently as one of the top schools on Surrey School District Public schools surveyed in the region and boasts a 97% graduation rate. Both my kids are students of this excellent school.
Schedule: Fleetwood Park’s schedule runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. This includes four periods and lunch at 11:15 am. During lunch, students are allowed to leave campus. Each period is broken into four numbered blocks, during which various classes occur, on a fixed rotating schedule from Monday through Thursday, with alternating options on Fridays.
Students have five minutes to get from one class to the next and get an early dismissal every third Monday of each month. On these days, school ends at 1:05; these are called “flex days.”
There are a number of offerings for electives available to students. These include carpentry, cooking, drafting, computers, sewing, automotive, dance, engineering, music and drama.
For those interested in carpentry and cooking tracks, a joinery program is offered. Two foreign language options are available: French and Spanish.
Advanced Placement, or AP courses, are offered in the areas of chemistry, physics and calculus; these permit the student to earn post-secondary education credits that can be applied to later university studies.
Traditionally the school has offered classes in its single, three-story building. Recently, however, the school has found the need to add portable buildings to the lot in the rear of the school. This is because the district continues to grow and more classrooms were needed to serve the growing number of students.
Extracurricular activities in the form of clubs, publications and sports are available. The student council hosts many regular events such as Fleetwood Thursday, school dances and Spirit Week.
A club called ReachOut is dedicated to promote diversity and raise awareness to issues both locally and globally. This club and its associated publication raised $8,500 that was applied towards building a school in Sierra Leone.
The school is renowned for its athletic program, which has a long tradition of instilling winning values and pride in its students. The program has won three provincial championships in various sports — the most recent was a boys AAA basketball championship that the school holds with pride.
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