Academies

Academies are SD22 Specialty programs that provide personalized learning opportunities in unique settings.  Most academies are offered through the District online school vLearn and are in partnership with community organizations and service providers.  Students participating in these programs receive specialized instruction and unique learning opportunities while taking courses online.

Student Application for All Academies Partnered with vLearn

Academy Family Information/Q&A Meetings:  We encourage anyone interested in applying for an academy to attend the information meeting put on by each academy in early February 2022 to learn more about the program and answer any questions you may have.  The dates and times for these sessions can be found in the program links below.

Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Youth Academy (Career Programs)

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The RCMP, in partnership with SD22 Career Programs, have designed this work experience program for students aged 16-18 (as of April 1 (current school year)), who are interested in police sciences or law enforcement as a potential career. It simulates a Police Academy environment in which the students experience a variety of activities that a police cadet would have to complete, but in a condensed format. Students receive instruction and lectures on Law, Criminal Code, Police Defense Tactics, Traffic Studies, Physical Training and a variety of other topics. They will be involved in a great deal of role playing scenarios and will be required to work in a team capacity. Full participation is required to successfully complete the week.

 

For more information on this program please visit our Webpage HERE.

Academy Goals Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement will get a very good insight in the training and demands placed on police officers. Students will be personally challenged in their leadership abilities, physical abilities, and mental toughness.
Academy Grades Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location Vernon Cadet Army Camp, Commonage Mountain, Vernon, B.C.
Academy Schedule A week-long program run out of the Vernon Cadet Army Camp. Successful applicants will stay at the Camp for the entire week. Programs runs in early May (dates subject to change).
Academic Credits & Assessment Students receive one course (4 credits) for Work Experience (WEX12A/B)
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 40 participants

 

All applicants must complete the application package and submit it through their school Career Coordinator. Please visit our webpage Here for Career Coordinator contact information.

 

Application Packages can be found on our Webpage.

 

Please send all application packages for processing to:

Career Programs SD22

2301 Fulton Road

Vernon BC, V1H 1Y1

 

The Application packages will be sent to RCMP School Resource Officer, Cst. Neil Horne for review and final approval.

 

All potential participants must complete a Fitness Test, which will take place in April.

 

*Students are strongly encouraged to train for this testing to give themselves the best opportunity to succeed.

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Applicants will be notified if they’re a successful applicant.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

FEES
Information The cost is $350.00 per student. This fee includes meals, lodging and all supplies for the week.
Financial Hardship According to SD22 Financial Hardship Policy 2.24.0

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Debbie Meyer

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

 

Students Without Borders Academy (Kalamalka Secondary)

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information SWBA is a full semester leadership program of Conservation Ecology, Community Philanthropy and Cultural Anthropology hosted at Kalamalka Secondary School. SWBA sees meaningful education as a passionate journey towards a purpose-driven life with safer communities and more inclusive societies. SWBA develops academic integrity, however, we believe in education where success is defined beyond grades and exams, and the unknown and failure are embraced as an integral part of the learning experience. We imagine learning spaces that produce results and also generate love, justice & equality – the core building blocks of a peaceful and sustainable world.

 

The following are some of the OUT OF CLASSROOM adventures and highlights of the SWBA semester:

  • Initiation/Bootcamp at a nearby camp Full week hosting of “Out Of Province Kids” with local adventures and leadership retreat (Experiences Canada)
  • Weekly connection with local community agencies – becoming community builders World-renowned guest speakers through UBC and others
  • 5-week field study/odyssey to Panama Central America (or within BC due to COVID)
  • 1-week homestay in the small fishing village local artisan lessons surfing in the Pacific / Scuba in the Caribbean Turtle Hatchery Vigil
  • Green Sea Turtles Primate Rehab ( Howler Monkey) volunteering.
  • Coral Reef ecology with Smithsonian Institute Coffee/Chocolate/Banana Fair Trade Tours
  • SWBA facilitates enjoyable employment (through a local business) for students looking for work to help pay for SWBA fees. bursaries are also available for students who qualify.

 

For more information please visit our website swba.ca

Academy Goals The Students Without Borders Academy promotes a set of fifteen core competencies that students need to develop for living in sustainable, joyful communities—the ability to:

 

Head (Cognitive)

  • Approach issues and situations from a systems perspective
  • Understand fundamental ecological principles
  • Think critically, solve problems creatively, and apply knowledge to new situations
  • Assess the impacts and ethical effects of human technologies and actions
  • Envision the long-term consequences of decisions

Hands (Active)

  • Create and use tools, objects, and procedures required by sustainable communities
  • Turn convictions into practical and effective action, and apply ecological knowledge.
  • Assess and adjust uses of energy and resources

Heart (Emotional)

  • Feel concern, empathy, and respect for other people and living things
  • See from and appreciate multiple perspectives; work with and value others with different backgrounds, motivations, and intentions
  • Commit to equity, justice, inclusivity, and respect for all people

Spirit (Connectional)

  • Experience wonder and awe toward nature
  • Revere the Earth and all living things
  • Feel a strong bond with and deep appreciation of place
  • Feel kinship with the natural world and invoke that feeling in others.
Academy Grades Grade 11 & Grade 12
Academy Location Kalamalka Secondary School

 

7900 Mcclounie Rd, Coldstream, BC V1B 1P8

Academy Schedule SWBA is a full semester, all-day program (using blocks A,B,C,D every day. Most of the program is conducted at Kal Secondary School – with several shorter field studies and an extended field study (to Panama when we are able).
Coaches Credentials Wilderness First Aid, Outdoor Education, Masters in Educational Leadership, Spanish, 12 Years’ experience with SWBA
Academic Credits & Assessment Full semester cohort- same teacher, same classroom all day. Students will complete all requirements for: Intro to Spanish or Spanish 11 Leadership 11 or 12 Social Justice 12 or Social Studies 11 Comparative Cultures 12 Spoken Language/English 11 or English Studies 12 The Prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students:

Minimum students:

 

All applicants must complete the application package available HERE

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  February 7, 2022

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Virtual Zoom

To access the Zoom link click HERE

 

Meeting ID: 720 1667 9631

Passcode: gtE83r

Selection Process Selection is by application – we try to create a growth team, rather than an all-star team. A key determiner is a desire to be in the program. It does not depend on academics, but rather a willingness to embrace a growth mindset.
Link to Standardized Application To apply, please contact Kalamalka School for an application package or click HERE

FEES
Information Total cost for the semester including a 5-week field study: $5,200. The actual cost may vary slightly based on airfare, the Canadian dollar, fundraising success and locations of the trip.

 

We fundraise to help finance our projects/field studies. We typically raise between $9,000 – $11,000.

 

Students are encouraged to discuss the Field Study Fee with their parents and come up with a realistic earning and savings plan before they apply for the program. Once students have been accepted into the program, a deposit of $500.00 will be required. This money will be held by SD22 in trust, on behalf of each student. The remainder of the fees is payable by monthly post-dated checks. Please make cheques out to Kalamalka School and date them for the 1st or 16th of the selected month. We can discuss other payment options upon acceptance.

Financial Hardship According to SD22 Financial Hardship Policy 2.24.0.  Please don’t let that component keep you from applying. We provide part-time employment for students looking for financial help as well.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family. For bus transportation students are subject to the Approved Program of Choice Eligible Rider Fee which can be found HERE

 

CONTACT INFO
Information David Fehr

Email: dfehr@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 778-692-6743

 

 

Mike Grace

Principal

Kalamalka Secondary School

Email: mgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-545-1396

 

Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy (BSVA) is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  It teaches excellence in volleyball, with the overriding purpose to create complete student-athletes, preparing them for life beyond sport.

 

BSVA is devoted to the Volleyball Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. LTAD is a framework for optimal training, competition, and recovery schedule for each stage of athletic development. By engaging in the model and its practices we are more likely to produce athletes who reach their full athletic potential.

 

In addition to the technical and tactical volleyball programming, our academy includes modules on clear purpose, inspiring priorities, positive habits, self-confidence, nutrition, coaching, leadership, physical training, recovery, and optimizing our mental approach to both the game and life.

 

Students are immersed with like-minded peers, who are not only driven, but supportive and kind. We place a high priority on our culture as with any successful sports team. Our students participate in multiple group projects, from designing practice plans, leading training sessions, to our Serve It Up Projects to impact our local community.

 

All on-court staff are certified coaches with Volleyball Canada, and Safe-Sport trained. All off-court instruction – including fitness, strengthening, nutrition, and so on, will be provided by certified professionals.

 

Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy Information VIDEO

 

Academy Goals

  • To take students on an intense and remarkable volleyball journey. This includes following the Volleyball Canada LTAD model, with emphasis on the physical, the technical and the tactical elements of the game.
  • To build complete student athletes. We are committed to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each students.
  • We work with the school district to ensure each student prioritizes and achieves their academic requirements.
Academy Grades Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 12
Academy Location Sky Gateway training facility in Vernon, at 5000 Silver Star Road, Unit 204/205.
Academy Schedule Volleyball Academy takes place during the first Semester (Sept-Jan). The academy will take place during 2 of the 4 blocks. There are 2 groups (streams) of academy students and the students schedule is based on stream placement.

 

Academy Stream 1 – Block A/B
Academy Stream 2 – Block C/D

Coaches Credentials All on-court staff are certified coaches with Volleyball Canada, and Safe-Sport trained. All off-court instruction – including fitness, strengthening, nutrition and so on, will be provided by certified professionals.
Academic Credits & Assessment Two 4 credit courses – Sport Development (Volleyball) and one other online course (usually, but not limited to Active Living)

Student On-boarding

More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback.  Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage All participants have mandatory insurance coverage through Volleyball BC, as a requirement to participate at Sky Gateway. The BSVA currently is working with Volleyball Canada and Volleyball BC insurance partners for details on additional academy insurance needs if required.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 48

Minimum students: 40

 

 

All interested students are required to complete the standard Academies application form (See link above).  Once completed you will be contacted by the teacher overseeing the academy with further registration information.

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Currently, there are no on-court skill level evaluations.  A detailed written application form with the students playing experience and reasons for wanting to attend the Academy is currently required.
Link to Standardized Application Apply HERE

FEES
Information Total Tuition: $1,850.00 (+5% GST): $1,942.50

 

Breakdown:

Tuition: $1,700 (+ 5% GST): $1,785.00

Athlete Academy Kit $150 (+5% GST): $157.50 (apparel/kit contents to be determined).

Post-dated cheque dated March 31st of $262.50 ($250 + 5% GST) must accompany all applications. Applications will not be accepted without this deposit cheque.

 

Tuition Schedule:

eTransfers to: troy@beyondsport.com

Post-Dated Cheque Payments payable to “Beyond Sport”:

Deposit: $250 (+5% GST) = $262.50 Due with this Application Form

August 1: $400 (+5% GST) = $420.00

September 1: $400 (+5% GST) = $420.00

October 1: $400 (+5% GST) = $420.00

November 1: $400 (+5% GST) = $420.00

N.B. Cheques cashed or etransfers after each date above are 100% non-refundable due to program incurred costs.

Financial Hardship We will offer one spot in our Academy to a student in need of financial assistance. A formal process and application will be posted on our website in early January, and this student will be selected in the Spring of 2022, along with other accepted students.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student.  Car-pooling is encouraged to and from each school.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Troy Lorenson

troy@beyondsport.com

250-550-8769

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

 

Dance Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The Dance Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  Students schedule consists of Dance technique classes in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Dance Fitness.

 

Our Academy Physiotherapist presents on a bi-weekly basis educating the students in common injuries, injury prevention, training for longevity, physiotherapy intervention and to model career pathways for students.

 

The course is supplemented by myDANCEjournal with Sarah Podollan – a weekly in-person check-in with students : Setting goals, Reflection and more. The students will train in the RAD (Royal Academy Of Dance) and also ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) Syllabus in preparation for ballet and contemporary exams. Students perform locally at Christmas time with a festival showcase and also to perform their self choreography work. When available students will attend professional performances at the local theaters which are typically supported with master workshops to enhance training.

 

Dance Academy Information VIDEO

Academy Goals We are committed to providing elite level dance instruction, in a safe and high-quality studio environment. Daily, weekly, and monthly check-ins on goals
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade9, Grade10, Grade11, Grade12
Academy Location Accentz Dance Studio – 3400 30th Ave – Vernon – BC – V1T 2E2
Academy Schedule Blocks A/B | Semester 1
Coaches Credentials Becky Martselos – STUDIO DIRECTOR : A.I.S.T.D Qualified Tap, Modern, Ballet & National. Pilates Mat 1 Instructor. 17 Years Dance Studio Owner and Director. 13 Years Professional performance experience. Sarah Podollan: EDGE Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles Alumni. PBT certified. Sugar Foot Therapy Certified. Acro Dance Adjudicator Certified. International Dance Teaching Standards Certified. 27 years of dance teaching experience Sally Benson: Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate; Child and Youth Care Diploma; Certifications in Barre, Pop Pilates, Pyfusion; completed teacher workshops with Sugarfoot Therapy, The Foot Collective, Progressive Ballet Technique, currently working on IYCA Level One certification; over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry Chris Larsen : Ballet Teacher : RAD PDTD RTS Kennedy Knopf: Training: Vancouver Training Society – The Source and Aviary Dance Company. Apprenticeship with Shay Kuebler. 2012 BC Provincial Stage Dance Winner. 2011 Team Canada Soloist in Germany. March 2020 Contemporary ISTD Syllabus Alex Vanneste: PHYSICAL THERAPIST; MPT, BSc.Kin (Hon) Robin Nanji: ACE certified personal trainer, Acro instructor for 16 years, level 1 certified gymnastics coach, level 1 certified trampoline coach, gymnastics coach for 10 years
Academic Credits & Assessment Dance Academy Grade 8 – DNC 08 Dance Academy Grade 9 – DNC 09 Dance Academy Grade 10 – DNTP 10 Dance Academy 11-DNTP 11 Dance Academy 12-DNTP 12
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback.  Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage Commercial General Liability Policy – Cooperators;  Parents sign waivers

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 20 A & B blocks; 20 D & C blocks

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process This program is designed for students who have been training in dance. If we were to exceed the student limit given to us we would set an audition in Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary dance for the students to take part in.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information For 2022

 

$1,200 BC Students

$1,500 International

Financial Hardship Based on an individual bases according to need. A payment plan will be established with individual families as well as an Academy account is set up to raise money for hardships. The annual Christmas Showcase tickets sales go towards helping with hardships.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

 

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Becky Martselos

Email: info@accentz.ca

Phone: 250-260-8223

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

 

Earthquest Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information Earthquest (EQ) is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn. Earthquest is a program of adventure in excellence that empowers participants intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually, and morally within a learning environment that values caring, sharing, compassion, responsibility, accountability, individuality, and creativity. This program has been running since 1981.

 

Students will participate in Earthquest expeditions while taking the semester of school through online learning. During this time, students will participate in 9-10 weeks of EQ expeditions spread throughout the semester while completing online coursework.  EQ, gives you an entire semester of travel, adventure and independence. The EQ expeditions provide you opportunities to participate in the things you’ve dreamed and heard about doing.

  • Learning about glaciers? Why not take a helicopter and ski down one?
  • Reading about wave patterns? How about surfing one?
  • Studying biological tide zones? Come catch some crab with us.
  • Looking at photos of geological formations and flora and fauna? How about climbing one and seeing them first hand?
  • Reading novels like Lord of the Flies? Come visit an island in the Pacific and put yourself in a character’s shoes.

 

Earthquest Academy Information VIDEO

 

Highlights:

 

Earthquest has been recognized on several occasions as a leading program in the education field. Not only has this program served as a model for programs at an international level, but it has also remained to be one of the most innovative, reputable, and accredited programs offered to youth. Awards include:

The Western Division of Canadian Geographers J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence

The International Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Inspirational Teacher Award

 

​The Hilroy Canadian National award for Innovation in Education​

Academy Goals Earthquest Outdoor School is more than just an outdoor adventure. Earthquest is about meeting challenges. It’s about dealing with the unexpected. It’s about discovering your potential. It’s about finding your voice. It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin. It’s a holistic workout for the mind, body, and spirit.

 

​We give the student an opportunity by opening the door to new experiences, friends, environments, and skills. In return, learning goes beyond what is expected and continues to grow throughout adulthood as Earthquest enables students to fully succeed in a variety of academic, athletic, and social environments

Academy Grades Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location vLearn school -3303 30 St Vernon BC. Coldstream Ranch and expeditions location
Academy Schedule Flexible schedule with students working independently at a location of their choice (our learning centers, home, etc.) And also exploring and learning in the field.
Coaches Credentials Barrie has a Masters in Education and Moe has a Bachelor of Education. Both Moe and Barrie are also certified Mountain and Sea kayak guides
Academic Credits & Assessment Life Science 11
English 11 or English 12
Outdoor Education 11 and 12
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback.  Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage Earthquest has its own liability insurance. Students are required to have a physical by a doctor and a form will be filled out. Waiver forms for the parent’s Vaccine passport are required for travel and accommodation

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum 36 students.

Minimum 16 students.

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Applicants are selected based on a variety of attributes.  We are looking for kids who are trustworthy and responsible, work hard, are physically fit, have good attendance, great attitudes, and want to try something new.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

FEES
Information Total Fees: $4,600

 

Includes all trips, equipment, transportation, camping fees, parks fees, ferry fees, courses, helicopters, hostels, etc.

Financial Hardship Based on an individual bases according to need. A payment plan will be established with individual families.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information
All forms of transportation during the program are provided and covered through fees.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Barrie Reid

Email: earthquest@telus.net

Phone: 250-545-7806

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

First Responders Academy (Career Programs)

Program updates coming in the new year

High Performance Golf Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The High Performance Golf Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  Student-athletes receive professional-level skill instruction and game/career planning to help guide the entire golf pathway. 360° skill and game focus areas include; Driving, Irons, Chipping, Putting, and mental preparation. Students are fully engaged in golf fitness and nutrition programs, as well as an online golf curriculum.

 

High Performance Golf Academy Information VIDEO – coming soon!

 

Highlights

 

Golf academy alumni achievements include UBC golf team as well as success in interprovincial golf tournaments.

Academy Goals This program is designed for the aspiring golfer looking to advance their game to the next level.
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12;
Academy Location Various training locations including Vernon Golf and Country, Hillview Golf, Fitness West, and more as dictated by a group-specific training schedule.
Academy Schedule The academy students train in A & B Block during the second semester. Students will start training indoors until the courses open in April. As the weather permits, they will start training outside.
Coaches Credentials PGA certified Golf Pros work with Personal Training Specialist Certified Functional Movement Specialists
Academic Credits & Assessment A credit in Sport Development and 1 other online course (usually but not limited to PE)
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage Strength and Conditioning insurance is carried by Total Approach Strength and Conditioning (Sam Mowat). In addition Fitness West, Vernon Golf, and Country and Hillview Golf all carry appropriate membership liability coverage.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 12

Minimum students: 6

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Students with golf experience looking to take their game to the competitive level. Ability suitability will be screened by Academy Contacts when capacity is reached.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information $2,495
Financial Hardship If an elite golfer’s participation is hindered by financial barriers they are asked to contact the Academy main Contact to review potential support options.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Sam Mowat

Email: smowat2@shaw.ca

Phone: 250-550-4046

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

On the Edge Hockey Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The OTE Academy prides itself on providing the best skills program value in the North Okanagan. Helping local players stay local and building truly elite hockey skills is the founding principle that drives all of our work.

 

Past academy Athletes have gone on to play with WHL, Vernon Vipers, North Okanagan Knights, The Lakers, UBC, U of C and we’ve even had a student head to Europe to play in a Women’s Pro League.

 

On the Edge Hockey Academy Information VIDEO

 

Highlights

 

Training
On-Ice
On-ice programs are designed and executed by experienced instructors (NHL/Jr.) who live in Vernon and care about local hockey. Guest instruction and on-ice assistance are also provided by local NHL/Jr. level players.

 

Off-Ice
We offer a well-balanced mix of hockey-specific skills, athletic literacy, and vigorous exercise. All in a team atmosphere.

 

Online
Online curriculum in Sports Development and usually PE is completed to satisfy Ministry of Ed Credit compliance toward graduation requirements.

Academy Goals Our goal is to help each and every student learn how to achieve their potential in life, school, and in hockey. Helping to shape fully rounded student-athletes is far more than x’s and o’s and flow drills. That is easy.

 

At OTE, students will leave our program with a much better understanding of what it takes to achieve their potential and how to plan and execute for success.

Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location Pleasant Valley Rink and Gymnasium
Academy Schedule The Hockey academy students train in A & B block during the first semester.
Coaches Credentials Hockey Canada- High Performance 1 Goalie Coaches- Hockey Canada Goal tending Cert OnIce instructors- Hockey Canada HP1 and Dev 1
Academic Credits & Assessment A credit in Sport Development and 1 other online course (usually but not limited to PE)
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage We are required to purchase and provide proper liability insurance for our group size and activities in order to rent city facilities.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 28 Minimum students 20

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Minimum previous Organized Hockey experience. Group dynamics and skill level come into effect when the subscription is greater than capacity.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information $2,795
Financial Hardship When participation is limited because of student financial challenges, arrangements have been made to help overcome these obstacles. These situations are reviewed on an individual basis according to need.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Mid Day Bus transport to or from school. Parent Transport at the beginning and/or end of day is required.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Max Mowat

Email: m.mowat.4@gmail.com

Phone: 587-357-0345

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

Soccer Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information Thompson Okanagan Football Club (TOFC) Soccer Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn. The Academy offers a formal, high performance training academy for grade 8 to 12 soccer athletes with a commitment to academic and athletic excellence.  It also participates in the BC Soccer Premier League (the highest level youth soccer league in BC and one of only two high performance leagues in Canada) to increase training opportunities for all levels of player in the Thompson Okanagan Region.

 

TOFC Academy is operated by full time professional coaches.

 

TOFC Academy Information VIDEO

 

Highlights

 

Many of our players are also a part of the TOFC club who compete in the BC soccer premier league and we have had great success at graduating players moving on to University Soccer programs. Connor Glennon is a Vernon boy who participated in the SD22 Soccer academy through his grade 8 – 11 years and was also a member of the TOFC Club. In his grade 12 year he moved permanently to Vancouver to be a full-time player with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program.

Academy Goals The Academy’s goal is to improve player abilities and knowledge of the game of soccer while bringing awareness to the recognized player pathway within BC and Canada. We hope to assist players and their parents to understand how players can progress through the various levels of soccer in BC as established by BC Soccer and Canada Soccer so the players can play at the highest level they aspire to and desire to play at. TOFC Academy focuses on player development with regard to physical, mental, emotional and social pillars. The aim is to assist players in their development at all levels and to help them achieve their personal athletic goals.
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade10, Grade 11, Grade12
Academy Location 6601 Okanagan Landing Rd, Vernon, BC, V1H 1M2
Academy Schedule The academy runs September through January at the Vernon Toyota Indoor Sports Centre. September to October is ‘outdoor’ training on Marshall Fields, October to January is ‘indoor’ training. The school academy includes 2 programs: Junior – Grades 8 to 9 and Senior – Grades 10 to 12. Students/Athletes attend the academy for half days, Monday to Friday; the equivalent of two timetable blocks that rotate weekly from morning to afternoon.
Coaches Credentials All of our coaches are Certified Professional Coaches and have had a criminal record check.. All coaches have completed Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders, Respect in the Workplace, Concussion Awareness Training, and Commit to Kids. Coaches have also received AED training as the indoor facility used has an AED on site.
Academic Credits & Assessment Students receive PE credits (4) and a Sports Development course elective credits (4) for taking the academy. The PE and academy courses are supported by SD22 online learning through vLearn.
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage As part of the registration and fees, players are covered under BC Soccer Insurance Coverage for liability and sports accident issues.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 36

Minimum students: 20

 

The SD22 Soccer academy runs in 2 age groups. Junior Academy for Grade 8 and 9 students, Senior Academy for Grade 10, 11, and 12 students.

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Students in Grades 8-12 can participate. Players must complete an application to register their interest. The applications are reviewed by the coaching staff and if needed, players would be selected based on their soccer experience and the current level of play they compete at.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

FEES
Information BC Students

Total fees are $1,550 + applicable taxes.

 

International Students

Total fees are $1,850 + applicable taxes.

 

Payments can be split into the following schedule:

 

Payment 1 – $450+ tax deposit upon registration

Payment 2 – $550+ tax due September 1, 2021

Payment 3 – $550 + tax due November 1, 2021

 

 

David Broadhurst will contact all successful applicants regarding payment option details.

 

Apparel: All players receive a training kit consisting of 2 training jerseys, shorts, and socks. This cost is included in the soccer academy fees. An optional hoodie and pants will also be available for purchase $80 + tax at the start of the program.

Financial Hardship School Academy Discounts: Students who have attended the soccer academy through grade 8 and grade 9 will be eligible for a 5% discount of fees in their grade 10 year. – Students who have attended the soccer academy through grade 8, grade 9, grade 10 will be eligible for a 10% discount of fees in their grade 11 year. – Students who have attended the soccer academy through grade 8, grade 9, grade 10, grade 11 will be eligible for a 15% discount of fees in their grade 12 year. – Families who have multiple players attending the academy will be eligible for discounts. A family with 2 or more players attending the school district soccer academy, one player will pay the full fees, each player thereafter will be eligible for a 5% discount of fees.

 

We are also pleased to offer one hardship bursary each year for a student within SD22 to attend the soccer academy. Applications will be emailed out during the semester to those in need.

 

Financial support is also available through application for:

 

a) Andy Waughman Sports Bursary – For details click HERE

b) Neil McPhie Sports Bursary – For details click HERE

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Students/Athletes are bussed between their home school and the Soccer Centre.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information David Broadhurst

Email: dbroadhurst@tofc.ca

Phone: 250-550-5489

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

Snow Sports Academy - Alpine

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The Alpine Snow Sports Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  Our academy program focuses Alpine Ski race training on the “Train to Train” phase of Long Term Athlete Development. In this phase, training becomes more structured and aimed at improving strength, stamina, speed, skill, and flexibility. Athletes are introduced to physical testing and are encouraged to be more accountable in all areas of physical preparation.

 

Snow Sports Academy – Alpine Information VIDEO

 

Highlights

 

Several of our athletes have achieved podium results in the BC Cup and aim to achieve selection to the provincial team. Others simply want to become better skiers and better athletes. Some of our athletes are seeking the skills required to become a ski-pro (coach or instructor).

Academy Goals Our snowsports academy is going into its 8th season. Our athletes have a variety of motivations to be part of the program.
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location Silverstar Mountain and Various local Dryland training Facilities including indoor and outdoor facilities.
Academy Schedule The academy students train in B block during the Fall and the Spring. When the snow arrives, they train on snow at Silverstar resort every Thursday and Friday until the end of the ski season. Winter Training and competition dates will mean that Academy students will not be able to attend all of their scheduled face-to-face school sessions. Students will be expected to manage their own missed class time by communicating proactively with their teachers.
Coaches Credentials ACA -Development Level certified CSA level 4
Academic Credits & Assessment All courses are delivered online through vLearn. Students take a 4 credit Sport Development BAA course plus one other 4 credit online class – usually PE. Some senior students opt for an online Academic course to support their Graduation Plan.
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage Canadian Snowsports Association

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 11

Minimum students: 6

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Grade 8 meeting minimum skill level with race experience. When the number of applications is greater than the space to accommodate, skill level, sports history, and coachability will be factored in.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information $1,275 plus Competition fees
Financial Hardship Based on an individual bases according to need.  Vernon Ski club will review participants restricted by financial barriers on a case-by-case basis.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family. At times a VSC Van is available when applicable.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Rodger Poole

Email: rodgerpoole@gmail.com

Phone: 250-307-0809

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

Snow Sports Academy - Freestyle

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The Freestyle Snow Sports Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  Silver Star Freestyle Club (SSFC) vision is to develop youth in the Freestyle culture of having safe, supportive, respectful fun that embraces a positive learning and teaching environment.  Our goal is to inspire youth to become life-long skiers, riders, coaches, and judges who value family, the outdoors, sport, healthy competition while producing top-level athletes ready to compete on the Provincial, National, and Olympic stage.

 

Snow Sports Academy – Freestyle Information VIDEO – Coming Soon!

 

Highlights

 

Silverstar Freestyle Club (SSFC) is the largest Freestyle Club in the Country. SSFC has been the training foundation for many Provincial and National team members as well as some of the world’s Xgame regulars.

Academy Goals Our Mission:

 

  • To deliver the highest quality Freestyle training programs and services
  • To grow the sport of freestyle skiing and snowboarding
  • To engage youth in Freestyle skiing and snowboard for life in a safe and fun environment.
  • To prepare and send competitive athletes to BC, Canadian, and International competitions.
  • To develop, mentor, and supply Freestyle Canada with future coaches.
  • To maintain and deliver the best Freestyle programs and training facilities for its members.
  • To embed and celebrate the passion for the sport of freestyle in our young athletes.
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location Silverstar Mountain and Various local Dryland training Facilities including indoor and outdoor facilities.
Academy Schedule The academy students train in B block during the Fall and the Spring. When the snow arrives, they train on snow at Silverstar resort every Thursday until the end of the ski season. Winter Training and competition dates will mean that Academy students will not be able to attend all of their scheduled face to face school sessions. Students will be expected to manage their own missed class time by communicating proactively with their teachers.
Coaches Credentials Air 4 Safe Sport concussion training First aid Canada Freestyle Air 4 Freestyle fundamentals NCCP
Academic Credits & Assessment All courses are delivered online through vLearn. Students take a 4 credit Sport Development BAA course plus one other 4 credit online class – usually PE. Some senior students opt for an online Academic course to support their Graduation Plan.

 

Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage All liability insurance is covered through mandatory requirements as outlined by Canadian Snowsports Association.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 20

Minimum students: 10

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Grade 8 through to Grade 12 students meeting minimum skill level as defined by Academy Coach. Students preferably have competitive Freestyle experience.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information $1,250
Note that in addition to Academy fees athletes will be required to pay Silverstar Freestyle Club the Competitive Club Fees determined by the level that they will be competing at.
Financial Hardship SSFC will review circumstances on a case-by-case basis when an athlete’s potential is limited because of financial means. It is the intention of the club to try and support athletes to reach their full potential.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Wade Garrod

Email: wade@ssfreestyle.com

Phone: 250-550-5322

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

Snow Sports Academy - Nordic

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The Nordic Snow Sports Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  The Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre offers a high-performance Cross Country ski program for grades 8 to 12. This program caters to athletes with a commitment to academic and athletic excellence within the common high school timetable.

 

Dryland training Sept/October includes roller skiing, running, hiking, biking, strength training, biathlon shooting.

 

Nov-Jan On Snow training includes strength and running maintenance, biathlon shooting, race events (BC cups, Westerns, and National Championships)
Snowsports Academy provides a pathway to BC team squads/teams, National level racing, CIS or NCAA ski teams, and international competition.

 

Mental training, Nutrition training, goal setting, team dynamics, physiology, life skills, technical skills, and tactical skills are introduced by experts in the field.

 

Snow Sports Academy – Nordic Information VIDEO – Coming Soon!

 

Highlights

  • Participants in the program will be involved in BC Cup , Western Canadians, and National Championships for Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon.
  • Graduates of the program have participated in Youth Olympic Games, BC Winter Games, Canada Winter Games (medalists), National Championships, World Youth/Jr Championships, International level Canadian team competitions, National and Provincial development teams.
  • Ethan Algra and Lucas Sadesky – Youth Olympic Games 2019.
Academy Goals The main objective of the Sport Development course is to provide a formal training program, within the school timetable, committed to academic and athletic excellence. This program is designed to create increased sport-specific training and educational opportunities for students committed to excel in their Snowsport. The teachers and coaches involved in this program support student athletes to reach for their personal best by providing them with the opportunity to develop their individual and collective potentials within a competitive environment that fosters skills and fitness improvements, self-esteem, teamwork, and enthusiasm for competition and life.

 

  • Athlete training encompasses the length of the existing season.
  • Sport-specific training including; physical training, techniques, and skills related to chosen ski discipline, competition and race tactics, mental skills related to sport psychology, and team skills.
  • Planning and reflection based on the Nordiq Canada long-term athlete development model.
  • Sport Psychology focused on Growth Mindset & Nutrition in Sport by experts in the field.
  • To develop mental training techniques needed for performance in sport and life.
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of fitness for the fitness components relevant to skiing, i.e. strength, speed/agility, cardiovascular endurance, and muscular endurance.
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Silver Star Provincial Park Physical address: 250 Sovereign Lake Rd, Vernon, BC V1B 3M6 Mailing address: PO Box 1231, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 Phone number: 250 558-3036 General email: info@sovereignlake.com Head coach email: headcoach@sovereignlake.com
Academy Schedule Snowsport Academy – Nordic – runs in Semester 1 of the common timetable in A and B Blocks.
Coaches Credentials Head Coach – Cross Country and/or Biathlon NCCP coaching certification at a minimum of Competition Introduction, Assistant Coaches – Cross Country and/or Biathlon NCCP coaching training at a minimum of Learning to Compete. Supervising Teacher – preferred background and education in sport-related field, and competency in online delivery. Currently, all coaches are at or exceeding minimum certifications.
Academic Credits & Assessment All courses are delivered online through vLearn. Students take a 4 credit Sport Development BAA course plus one other 4 credit online class – usually PE. Some senior students opt for an online Academic course to support their Graduation Plan
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage Sovereign Lake Programs has insurance coverage through Nordiq Canada (CCBC) and Biathlon Canada.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum 20 skiers and 20 biathletes (with a full-time XC and Biathlon coach). Maximum numbers include international students and out-of-district transfers.

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process Eligibility:

Current grade 8-12 enrolment.

 

Must be currently registered in the Sovereign Lake JD Program (Academy Fee includes JD Club programming).

 

Consultation and approval to register for this program must be given by XC Ski Academy Coach Jacqueline Akerman and Snowsports Nordic Academy teacher Glen Stiven before registering. This is to ensure that the Academy is a good “fit” for student athletes and that they are aware of and appropriately prepared for the demands of Academy training and academic study.

Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information BC Students

$2,500 for XC

$3,000 for Biathlon.

 

International Students

$4,500 for XC

$5,000 for Biathlon.

Does not include equipment, race fees, transportation, accommodation, or food for competition weekends.

Payment options can be arranged as needed on an individual basis.

Financial Hardship Skiers who require financial assistance to join Academy can apply to the Jess 4 Kids scholarship fund.

 

Apply for a scholarship HERE

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information
Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

 

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Jacqueline Akerman

Email: headcoach@sovereignlake.com

Phone: 613-809-1456

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546

 

 

Vernon Baseball Academy

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION
Information The Baseball Academy is in partnership with the SD22 online school vLearn.  The Baseball Academy focuses on player development, with regard to physical, mental, emotional, and social pillars. The aim is to assist players in their development at all levels and to help them achieve their personal athletic goals. The first half-semester is on-field, focusing on fielding and team play. The second half is in the indoor cage, with an emphasis on hitting and pitching. This program will:

 

  • Provide students of various skill levels the opportunity to develop their baseball skills
  • Teach students proper techniques
  • Teach students the necessity of a proper health program: this includes nutrition, strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Teach students how to evaluate, assess and teach other players
  • Teach students about some of the history and business of the game of baseball
  • Teach students the rules of the game of baseball

 

Vernon Baseball Academy Information VIDEO – Coming Soon!

 

Highlights

 

There have been 9 different players from the programs who went on to play college baseball, with 2 of them going to an NCAA Division 1 University.

 

Academy Goals Our Goals:

 

  • Provide all students the ability to play baseball at the highest level they are capable of playing at
  • To create individuals who have a lifelong passion for the game of baseball
  • To create healthy active individuals
  • To create future baseball coaches and/or umpires
  • To create individuals who want to be an active part of the baseball community and to grow the game of baseball
  • To have students understand that there are careers in the game of baseball outside of playing baseball – such as coaches, sportswriters, managers, owners, nutritionists, and trainers
Academy Grades Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Academy Location 6891 Okanagan Landing Rd, Vernon, BC, V1H 1M2
Academy Schedule The Baseball Academy takes place during the Fall Semester and runs weekly through January for high school students in grades 8-12. The academy takes place during A-block at Marshall Fields. On certain days, students stay at school for a study hall session to work on school work (1.5 hours/week).
Coaches Credentials All coaches are provincially certified and have college and/or professional baseball experience. Evan Bailey, head coach AAA Okanagan Athletics will instruct. Additional full-time Athletics/Okanagan College assistant coach. Player to coach ratio <= 6-1, personalized coaching.
Academic Credits & Assessment Students receive base specific course elective credits (4) for taking the academy. The academy course is supported through our online school vLearn.
Student On-boarding More information about student on-boarding will be made available in the new year.
Parent Communication Parents will receive communication on student progress following the regular district reporting schedule.

 

Please contact the VLearn office for all inquiries or use the following form to reach out to the principal with your questions and feedback. Feedback Form

Insurance Coverage As part of the registration and fees, students are covered under BC Minor Baseball Association (BCMBA) insurance policy. Participants are also required to sign a release of liability form as well.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Information Maximum students: 15

Minimum students: 10

 

Program Information Session:

 

Date:  TBA in January 2022

Time: TBA in January 2022

Location: TBA in January 2022

 

More detail and information regarding the format will be provided in the new year.

Selection Process The Academy is open to any student in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The Academy is open to baseball players, with the main focus being the development of baseball skills. If more than the maximum number of participants enroll, the selection process would involve tryouts in order to get to know each individual player, along with a brief conversation to understand their goals and expectations.
Link to Standardized Application To apply click HERE

 

FEES
Information The cost per student is $1,175.

 

There is the option to break the payment up into four different payments.

Financial Hardship Provided on an individual bases according to need.

 

TRANSPORTATION
Information Transportation will be the responsibility of the student and their family.  In the past, students have arranged to carpool by school.

 

 

CONTACT INFO
Information Evan Bailey

Email: evanbailey@shaw.ca

Phone: 250-869-4413

 

Rana Grace

District Principal of Alternate Programs

Email: rgrace@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-3546