Our School Plan Progress 2022-2023

Improving Student Learning

The Abbotsford School District’s Strategic Plan reflects our public commitment to BC’s new curriculum by working together to continuously improve learning for each student.

Human & Social

Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world. 

Our celebrations of learning


At Rick Hansen Secondary we are proud to offer a wide range of sports programs to our students. It is our hope that each year with the commitment of our students and the volunteer hours of our coaches we can provide competitive and fun programs at various grade levels.  

Global Awareness

The Global Awareness Club strives to get its members involved on the local and international level of social participation. Through the discussion of political, economic, social as well as environmental issues, Global Awareness Club seeks to expand the perception of its members. In addition to discussion, Global Awareness Club hosts multiple fundraising events for pertinent issues and participates in local projects.

Equity for Humanity Part 2


Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

Our celebrations of learning

School Goals

Under the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, all Abbotsford School District schools are required to develop a long term plan to improve student achievement, one that maintains a balance on the intellectual, social and career development of students. Each year, each school develops an annual plan and sets individual goals to improve student achievement. 

Rick Hansen Secondary School Goals

At Rick Hansen we striving for continuous improvement in our assessment practices and our commitment to creating an inquiry/PBL school environment. We are committed to creating a more engaging learning environment where students have a clear understanding of their progress and can personalize their learning experience. 

  • To create an inquiry/project based school learning environment
  • To promote a blended learning environment and the attainment of digital literacy skills 
  • To transition teachers into a standards based assessment format for their courses.
  • To support staff and student social emotional well-being. 

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Foundations of Math 12


Our students will succeed in a much different future from the one we envisioned 10 or 15 years ago. It is our responsibility to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose, connecting learning opportunities with future career possibilities. We know that real-life experiences - like community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on-learning - build better students and life-long citizens. 

Our celebrations of learning

Training and Work Experience Programs

Student at Rick Hansen have access to 10 Trades Training Programs, two Technology Programs, and three University Transition Programs. Students in Grade 11 and 12 are also eligible for District Work Experience programs such as Junior Police Academy, Vet Rotation, Secondary Fire Academy and Hospital Rotation.