Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus is a school of approximately 600 students in grades 10 – 12. We employ approximately 50 administration, teaching and support staff. The South Peace Campus is the largest school in School District 59 and accounts for approximately 20 percent of the FTE in the entire district.
In addition to the bricks and mortar school we also run an Alternate program for at-risk youth and an online school, South Peace Distributed Learning, that supports students from the communities across our district.
We have a thriving Athletics program at our school that has seen a number of teams win zone championships in the past few years and go on to compete for Provincial Championships. In 2017 our Junior Girls Volleyball team won a provincial banner. We also have an excellent relationship with our local college and see a number of our students enter into Dual Credit programs each year. In addition to the regular academic courses we also offer a variety of elective courses that include woodwork, metalwork, automotive, robotics, engineering, foods, visual arts, digital arts, theatre and dance. We also have a well-established Music Theatre program that puts on a musical production each spring.
The South Peace Campus is a Restorative Practices school where we use focused conversations to solve problems and build empathy. We believe that a positive school culture and a connected school community are key in ensuring our students have a healthy learning environment. We aim to provide opportunities for growth and development by supporting our learners to become resilient, empathetic citizens with the skills needed to excel in the 21st century.