Curriculum Transformation

Curriculum Transformation Team

Meaningful Collaboration and Learning      L'apprentissage collaboratif

The SD62 Curriculum Transformation Department responds to teachers’ interest in connecting pedagogical theory to practice as we all focus on our SD62 students’ learning needs. We coordinate and facilitate on-going opportunities that support this integral professional learning aspect of our work with students.


Denise Wehner  District Principal, Curriculum Transformation
Stephanie Cave Curriculum Coordinator - French and Library Learning Commons
Lisa Marshall Curriculum Coordinator - Secondary and Middle Years
Joy Nugent Curriculum Coordinator - Intermediate and Middle Years
Shelby Pollitt Curriculum Coordinator - Literacy K-12

Learn more about BC's Course Curriculum here: 

Learn more about BC's Core Competencies here: 

Advancement Via Individual Determination


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program to improve post-secondary readiness for students predominantly in the academic middle. The program targets students who typically have C to A/B letter grades in their academic subjects. As well, these students typically have a desire to attend post-secondary and have a willingness to work hard.

AVID seeks to develop skills that are critical to completing rigorous curriculum. Students are introduced to writing-to-learn practices, organizational techniques, and time-management strategies. Critical reading, formal writing processes, and public speaking are also developed along with study strategies, collaborative tutorials, and critical thinking skills. Furthermore, AVID students explore career and post-secondary options along with receiving financial and scholarship coaching. Finally, students participate in enrichment and motivational activities that build relationships and make going to post-secondary seem realistic and attainable.

In the Sooke School District, AVID is currently offered to students in Grades 9 to 12 at Belmont and Royal Bay Secondary Schools.

For more information, contact:

Paul Bendall

AVID District Director

View AVID Brochure