The H.E.L.P.S. Program

H.E.L.P.S. (High-tech E-assisted Learning Pathway System) is an innovative secondary school program developed by Xspace.

online-offline classroomThe H.E.L.P.S. credit course program offers a high quality North American educational experience for designed for ELL students from Grades 10 to 12. The H.E.L.P.S. model fully realizes the potential of blended learning to create a space where students can interact in purposeful ways with peers, digital course materials, the online teacher, and the facilitator in a physical classroom setting. Our facilitators team up with accredited online teachers to guide students through coursework, while helping students develop long-term soft skills (e.g. critical thinking, creativity, communication, leadership, motivation) by promoting face-to-face dialogue in the classroom and offering personalized instruction that fits student’s’ individual needs.

Program Structure

HELPS ProgramH.E.L.P.S. is a physical classroom based blended learning program spanning from Grades 10 to 12.  Due to the flexibility of the H.E.L.P.S. model, we are able to curate the most suitable credit courses for ELL students from our distributed learning partners in British Columbia and Ontario, thus making the program more accessible for these students compared to traditional international schools.  Upon successful completion of the H.E.L.P.S. program, students graduate with a full Canadian secondary school diploma.  All courses are accredited by the BC and Ontario Ministries of Education, and are delivered by Xspace’s strategic partners, KOOL (a public online school in SD 73 in BC), GlobalEd (the SD 73 Business Company in BC) and Virtual High School (a long-established independent online school in Ontario).  Students and facilitators work extensively with computers, laptops, and other technology in the physical classroom.  Class sizes vary from 6 to 25 students, depending on the program location.

H.E.L.P.S. Locations

Chinese school field

The H.E.L.P.S. program is currently implemented in both Canada and China.  Our program in Canada is located in the ever-growing metropolitan city of Burnaby, BC, in the Lower Mainland.  Our China program runs in Beijing, nested in the international education department of The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, a highly reputable and long-established local school.

Courses Offered

H.E.L.P.S. Canada

Grade 10 English 10, Social Studies 10, PE 10, Science 10, Pre-Calculus 10, Planning 10
Grade 11 English 11, Social Studies 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Physics 11, Chemistry 11, PE 11, Business Computer Applications 11, Accounting 11
Grade 12 English 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, Economics 12, History 12, Law 12, Geography 12, Mandarin 12, Accounting 12, PE 12, Graduation Transitions
Non-Credit ELL Advanced, Transition to English 10, Pre-English 10, English 12 Provincial Prep

H.E.L.P.S. China

Grade 10 (BC) Transition to English 10, Pre-English 10, Science Literacy, English 10
Grade 11 (ON) English, Functions, Chemistry, Physics, OSSLT Prep, IELTS Prep
Grade 12 (ON) English, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, Analyzing Current Economic Issues, Physics, Chemistry, The Writer’s Craft, International Business Fundamentals

We are now hiring for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please check out our Careers page if you are interested in taking part in this exciting adventure!