|North Peace Secondary
9304 86th Street
Fort St John, BC V1J 6L9
North Peace Secondary School (NPSS) serves a student population of over 1200 students from a wide socio-economic background with abilities ranging from very low to high. As the only senior high school in the city, the facility houses all of the special programs including Senior Alternate, Pre-Employment, Life Skills and Modified Essential Learning.
Due to high employment opportunities, surveys in 1999 and 2000 indicated 67 to 70% of our students had jobs, with 27% being employed for more than 20 hours per week. In September of 2002, 230 students were identified as having aboriginal ancestry. Since 5.4% of our district community’s population is of German origin, there is an interest in German as a second language.
NPSS officially opened in September of 1987 replacing the old building and relocating to a new location. In 2002 we opened an additional wing to help with the increasing enrollments. Our building is a beautiful two-storey structure which, with its open and naturally lit upper floor hallways, resembles the modern mall-type of setting. NPSS is a modern facility in every respect offering a full automotive program, construction and drafting program, and welding and metal fabrication program. In addition, we have over 200 computers with up-to-date industry standard software. Our foods’ program operates a full compliment of offerings and participates in annual chef training competitions. Each year our school presents a major musical that involves over 100 students and staff and show cases our students many talents.
NPSS is a busy, dynamic school that offers many opportunities for students. Many of these opportunities are showcased at the NPSS website. Take some time to browse around at www.npss.prn.bc.ca.
|Charmaine Chretien||Vice Principal||250-785-4429||cchretien*|
|Jason Gill||Vice Principal||250-785-4429||jgill*|
|* add @prn.bc.ca|