Application Process for Programs of Choice for 2024-25
Please read the information below so that you are familiar with the process.
IMPORTANT: The lottery is only for students who will be turning 5 by the end of the year they enter Kindergarten. If your child will not be turning 5 years old by December 31st 2024, the application will be removed from the lottery.
Langley Schools are proud to offer several Programs of Choice located in various sites throughout the District. Entry into these programs is by application and must be done online. These programs include:
- Early French Immersion (Kindergarten – Belmont, James Kennedy)
- Late French Immersion (Grade 6 – Alex Hope, Noel Booth)
- Montessori (Kindergarten - Uplands)
- Fine Arts (Kindergarten – Langley Fine Arts)
- Coghlan Fundamental (Kindergarten - Coghlan)
- Langley Fundamental (Kindergarten – Langley Fundamental)
- Langley Environmental Awareness Program ((L.E.A.P) Kindergarten - Fort Langley)
- U-Connect (Registration for U-Connect is not done online; rather, the process is to contact the school directly, attend an information session, then complete an application package. Please see their webpage: https://simonds-uconnect.sd35.bc.ca/u-connect/u-connect-application/ for more information.)
The online application for 1st year of entry into most Choice Programs (Kindergarten for most programs) for the 2024/25 School Year will open on Monday, October 2nd 2023 at 12pm noon.
As of 12:00 pm on October 16, 2023, you will not be able to add or change your application, however you will be able to view your information. This application process applies to the first year entry of all of the above programs (Kindergarten or Grade 6 for Late Immersion). Families are allowed to apply for a maximum of 2 (two) Programs of Choice. Families who submit more than one application per child (i.e. more than one account) will have the duplicate application removed.
Once the lottery is completed in early November, families will receive a notification telling them to log in to view their results.
Please note that you are applying for a lottery draw for your child, therefore this is not a "first come, first served" system. As such, no documents are required at this point.
If your child has a sibling already in the same program, it is important that you indicate this in your application. You will need to provide the sibling’s 9 digit P.E.N. (Personal Education Number). If you are unsure of this number, please contact the sibling's school directly to obtain this information. Please note: the sibling priority only counts towards those who have siblings in the exact same Choice Program/School. For example, if you are applying for your child to attend Langley Fundamental Elementary and your older child is currently attending there, the younger sibling gets that priority in the lottery draw. However, if the older sibling is attending a different school than what you are applying for your younger child, there is no priority given. This is detailed in the Choice Programs Admin Procedures.
In order to apply, you will be able to register at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, October 2, 2023; in the upper right corner of this screen click the "REGISTER TO ACCESS" tab above to make an application. If you have already created an account in the past, you will only need to "SIGN IN" by clicking in the upper right corner of the screen. You will NOT be able to create an account or complete the application prior to 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, October 2, 2023.
Once you have registered and confirmed your account, you will need to "SIGN IN" and click on the "ENROLL" tab at the top of the page to complete your child's application.
If you require assistance or have any further questions about the application process, please contact the School Board Office at 604-534-7891.