Welcome to 5280 Minoru Boulevard
Station Stretch opened its doors in Richmond in 1975 as an alternative program of Richmond Senior Secondary School. It was first housed in a small building on Westminster Highway with two teachers, one youth worker, and twenty-five students. The school’s purpose was to provide an educational opportunity for those students who were unable to succeed in a regular junior high school setting. After two years on Westminster Highway, Station Stretch underwent an expansion and moved to 5280 Minoru Boulevard. The site at 5280 Minoru Boulevard now houses four distinct and collaborative district programs for Secondary-aged students (13-19) – Station Stretch, Horizons, Outreach and Hospital Homebound, and Street View. The programs’ common purpose is to support the education of students who will benefit from an alternative setting to a traditional neighborhood secondary school in order to meet success. We now have 10 teachers, 4 Adolescent Alternate Program Workers (AAPW's), a Social Worker, an Administrative Assistant and between 60 -100 students.