Welcome to CHANCE Shxwetetilthet Alternate School


What used to be two alternate middle school programs came together in the 2015/2016 school year and become CHANCE Shxwetetilthet. CHANCE, which stands for “Chilliwack Has A New Classroom Experience” and Shxwetetilthet, which means “A Place of Learning”, amalgamated and combined its gifts and talents in reaching out to a very unique student population that have not experienced success in the mainstream school system.

At CHANCE Shxwetetilthet our staff is dedicated to building positive relationships with all of our students. Small class sizes and a high adult to student ratio creates an environment that is more conducive to building these all-important connections.  Partnerships and support from the Ann Davis Transition Society, Anxiety BC, Education Without Borders, the Chilliwack YMCA, the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, and local businesses and employers make a huge difference in the work that we do and the results we attain. Students are supported by a team of educators consisting of two Classroom Teachers, a Learning-Assistance Teacher, a School Counsellor, a part-time Youth Care Worker, five Educational Assistants, two Aboriginal Cultural Educational Assistants, a part-time English as a Second Dialect Teacher, and a Vice-Principal. We meet our students where they are in their education and personal lives. Our focus is supporting students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental well-being.  Every student has an Individualized Educational Plan that is unique to their needs and all students have a transition plan which helps build a roadmap of how we take the student to the next level.

If you have questions about CHANCE Shxwetetilthet, our programs and resources, or how we can be of assistance to you, please call and have a chat with the Vice-Principal or School Counselor.