Academies

In our School District Academies students earn credits while pursuing a personal passion or interest during the school day. Academies offer the opportunity to develop a skill or make a positive contribution to their community or to those in need.

Please Note:  If you have an International Student wishing to join one of Vernon School District Academies, please ask that they go through the agency and/or SD22 International Department.  They should not be going directly to the program.  Also, it is very important students and parents are advised the academies are not recreational clubs, they are all highly competitive.  Those students interested in joining one of the academies such as Swim, Soccer, Snow Sports, Rowing, etc, must be competing in the sport in their home country.   For example:  if they want to join the Swim Academy they must provide their times, competitions they have been in and the length of time they have been competitive.  For soccer they must have been playing for a few years competitively but do not have to provide all the details.

Soccer Academy – Whitecaps Okanagan School

Vancouver Whitecaps FC in collaboration with North Okanagan Youth Soccer and School District #22 offer a high performance academy for male and female athletes, grade 8 to 12. The academy operates within the school timetable and caters to athletes who are committed to academic and athletic excellence.
Price: $1,850 per semester
Time: Semester 1, September-January, M-F, half days
Location: VantageOne Soccer Facility
Grades: 8-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton
View Soccer Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.
Download application form.

On the Edge Hockey Academy

School District 22 and On the Edge Provincial Academy expose students to an appropriate range of educational material while still primarily focused on hockey skill development. A fully certified high school teacher, will serve as a key member of the hockey academy staff to ensure students understand and attend to their academic obligations.

Price: $3,000
Time: September-January
Location: Priest Valley Arena & Classroom
Grades: 8-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton
View On the Edge Hockey Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Baseball Academy

School District 22 and community organizers offer a Baseball Academy, open to baseball players, with the main focus being the development of baseball skills.
Price: $1,800 (subject to change)
Time: 2nd Semester
Location: TBD
Grades: 8-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton, Bloom
View Baseball Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Earthquest Outdoor School

School District 22 and Earthquest offer 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…
Price: $4,500
Time: 2nd Semester
Location: Various trips related to the program.  Classes in VLearn
Grades: 11-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton, Charles Bloom
View Earthquest Outdoor School brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Snowsport Academy

School District 22 offers students with a passion for snow sport, specific athletic development and a personalized learning plan for each athlete based on their sport and academic goals. Students will be credited for a minimum of 2 high school courses during their participation in the Snowsport Academy. Students will be on-snow approximately four days per week during the ski season.

Price: $4,000 + ski pass & competition entry fees (not included)
Time: Ski Season (late November to February), Tuesday & Thursday
Location: Outside on snow
Grades: 8-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton
View Snowsport Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Golf Academy

School District 22 and Vernon Golf & Country Club offer students a rigorous, relevant, academic, and comprehensive golf program designed to meet each individual student needs. This Golf Academy will help student athletes “personalize” their learning by providing them with an opportunity in meeting their athletic and learning goals.

Price: $3,000
Time: 2nd Semester, February to June
Location: Vernon Golf & Country Club
Grades: 10-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton, Charles Bloom
View Golf Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Swim Academy

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Academy offers a personalized learning plan for each athlete based on their sport and academic goals.

Price: $2,500 (subject to change)
Location: Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
Grades: 10-11, boys & girls
Schools: Seaton
View Swim Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Students Without Borders Academy

Education is changing. The world for which we are preparing students today is fundamentally different from the one many of us experienced growing up. Today’s societies are marked by new global economic, cultural, technological and environmental trends that are part of a rapid and uneven wave of globalization. The Students Without Borders Academy addresses these changes and prepares students for the challenges of the 21st Century.

Price: $3,900
Time: 1st Semester
Location: Kalamalka Secondary
Grades: 10-11, boys & girls
Schools: Kal
View Students Without Borders Academy brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.

Forestry Program

One of the most unique high school programs in all of BC, the Forestry Program takes place in the outdoor classroom of the Charles Bloom Secondary Woodlot. Three days a week, students will be at the woodlot experiencing and learning about critical team skills, safety, and important characteristics sought by many employers in industry (forestry, mining, house construction, oil and gas, and road building for example). Students also have the unique opportunity to have an introduction to heavy duty mechanics and maintenance, recreational trail development, and environmental stewardship.

Price: Cost of safety equipment
Time: 1st Semester
Location: Charles Bloom Secondary
Grades: 11-12, boys & girls
Schools: VSS, Kal, Fulton, Seaton, Charles Bloom
View Forestry Program brochure.
To apply, contact admissions@sd22.bc.ca.