Specialty Academy Fees – Approved January 2017

  • Langley School District Equestrian Academy at BSS

    Registration is now open:

    Visit the Langley Education Centre registration area and create an account. Choose ‘Equestrian Academy’  and level. Interviews will be scheduled and registrants will be contacted.

    Langley Equestrian Flyer 3-01-1The Langley School District Equestrian Academy is a very uniquely structured academy designed to fit the needs of various ability levels, disciplines and demographics of riders. The academy seeks to develop a common community and cohort group for students who have often removed themselves from our traditional school system due to a very high need for a flexible learning environment to support their equine related pursuits. This academy seeks to provide a flexible, personalized approach to education while supporting passions and skills in horse related sports or horse related career opportunities.

    4 Levels

    Beginner/Development Level

    • Ages of students: 9-19
    • Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students)
    • One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program
    • Credits: minimum 4 credits
    • Fee includes one year of riding, stable management and add on equestrian workshops, events and experiences.

    Beg-Dev Level Overview | Beg- Dev Level Detail | Equine Mentor Activities Beg-Dev

    Competition Level

    Ages of students: 15+

    • Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students)
    • One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program
    • Credits: minimum 12 credits
    • Fee includes one full-time teacher mentorship and  one full-time equine mentor.

    Competition Level Overview | Competition Level Detail | Equine Mentor Activities Competition

    Elite Level

    • Ages of students: 15+
    • Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students)
    • One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program
    • Credits: minimum 12 credits
    • Fee includes one full-time teacher mentorship and one full-time equine mentor.

    Elite Level Overview | Elite Level Detail | Equine Mentor Activities Elite

    Work experience (equine related)

    • Ages of students: 16+
    • Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students)
    • One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program
    • Credits: minimum 4-16 credits
    • No Fees. Exploratory placements in 120 hours of equine related work experience or intensive working student placements of 480 hours.

    Work Experience Detail

    The hardship policy applies to all students enrolled.

  • Softball Academy at LSS

    The Langley Secondary Softball Academy is a unique program in which diverse students train together with the common purpose of improving their individual and team skills in softball.  The program is open to all students at all skill levels and the focus is on individual skill and team tactical development.  The students will have two Softball Academy blocks every day in the first semester.  The on-field staff will consist of a Head Instructor and at least one Assistant Instructor every session in addition to a Langley Secondary teacher assigned to the Softball Academy.

    • Age of Students:  14-18 yrs
    • Projected Enrolment:  30 grade 9-12 students
    • One-Year Program AND Multi-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Students will be receiving 8 credits through the Softball Academy: 4 credits for grade equivalent Physical Education, 4 credits for grade equivalent Strength & Conditioning and/or 4 credits for grade equivalent locally developed Softball Academy Course.
  • Hockey Canada Skills Academy at Langley Secondary School

    Offered outside of the timetable (7:00 am), the Hockey Canada Skills Academy (HCSA) is an
    athlete-centered program aimed at developing the whole athlete. The goal is to enhance a
    player’s confidence and self-esteem while giving them opportunities in both academics and
    athletics beyond the primary and secondary school system.

    The role of the Academy is to provide additional training for minor-aged players, male or
    female, beginner or advanced, competitive or recreational, who are registered with their local
    hockey association.

    This program is sanctioned for operation by Hockey Canada and the BCAHA. All instructors are
    fully trained at the NCCP Intermediate Level

    • Age of Students Involved: 13 to 18
    • Expected 2015-16 Enrolment: 20-25
    • Multi-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Hockey (YHKAC 9-12) – Full 4 Credits
  • Hockey Canada Skills Academy at Aldergrove Community Secondary

    Hockey Canada Skills Academy at Aldergrove Community Secondary The Hockey Canada Skills Academy (HCSA) at Aldergrove Community Secondary is in its ninth year and follows the HSCA guidelines for students. The curriculum allows students to pursue excellence in hockey as well as develop skills for lifelong learning. The outcomes for Physical Education are met in this course and the provincial mandate to encourage healthy lifestyles is pursued. Fitness, Nutrition, Leadership and Hockey Skill Development are some of the components of this course. It is a course offered to all students in grades 9 to 12 regardless of gender or ability.

    • Age of Students Involved: 13 to 18
    • Current Year Enrolment: 18
    • Multi-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Physical Education at Grade Level – Full 4 Credits
  • Musical Theatre Academy at DW Poppy Secondary School

    The DW Poppy Secondary Musical Theatre Academy offers an opportunity for students to develop their skills in music, acting, dance and technical theatre through experiential learning. The program aspires to teach and motivate students to create and inspire through artistic expression. Under the guidance of teachers and professionals working in the fine arts, students will learn about every aspect of theatrical production as they prepare for and present musical theatre performances to the Langley community.

    • Age of Students: 13-18 yrs
    • Projected Enrolment: 30 grade 8-12 students
    • Multi-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Students will be receiving a minimum of 8 credits through the Musical Theatre Academy – two of four credits for grade equivalent of Band or Choir, four credits for the grade equivalent in Musical Theatre.
  • Secondary Fine Arts Academies of Dance, Music, Media Arts (Photography and Writing), Theatre, and Visual Arts at Langley Fine Arts

    Academy of Dance – includes modern ballet, jazz, choreography, anatomy, hip-hop, dance explorations and dance company.

    Academy of Music – includes instrumental and vocal components: chamber music, orchestral, jazz, choral, large ensemble, composition, theory, critical analysis and music history.

    Academy of Writing – includes creative and journalistic writing, critical analysis, spoken word, presentation, editing, and use of online, audio communicative technology.

    Academy of Photography – includes digital and print photography, use of darkroom and developing techniques, layout, graphics, digital editing and multimedia technology.

    Academy of Theatre – includes acting, scriptwriting, directing, stagecraft, video, film, critical analysis and theatre history.

    Academy of Visual Arts – includes drawing, painting, sculpture, multi-media, ceramics, fabric, printmaking, anatomy, art history, critical analysis and portfolio presentation.

    Courses Offered/Credit Received:

    • Grade 8 students choose 2 of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts as their Fine Arts Majors. Each Major is 6 hours per week, for a total of 12 hours of Fine Arts courses per week. Students may take up to 6 hours of out-of-timetable electives as well. These students receive a minimum of 16 Fine Arts Credits and can take up to 28 Fine Arts Credits per year.
    • Grade 9 and 10 students choose 1 of Dance, Drama, Music, Photography, Writing and Visual Arts as their Fine Arts Major for concentration. Students in Grade 9 and 10 are in their Major for 6 hours per week. They take an additional 6 hours of in-timetable electives and may select additional courses outside of the timetable. These students receive a minimum of 16 Fine Arts Credits and can take up to 28 Fine Arts Credits per year.
    • Grade 11 and 12 students choose 1 of Dance, Drama, Music, Photography, Writing and Visual Arts as their Fine Arts Graduation Major, with 9 hours per week in this Major and 3 to 6 hours per week in additional Fine Arts elective courses. Students may take up to 6 hours of out-oftimetable electives as well. These students receive 8 Fine Arts Credits, 4 for Graduation Transitions/Arts Portfolio and as many as 12-14 other senior elective course credits per year.
    • Age of Students Involved: 13 to 18
    • Current Year Enrolment: 550
    • Multi-Year Program
  • Baseball Academy at Langley Secondary School

    The Langley Secondary Baseball Academy is a unique program in which diverse students train together with the common purpose of improving their individual and team skills in baseball. The program is open to all students at all skill levels and the focus is on individual skill and team tactical development. The students will have two Baseball Academy blocks every day in the second semester. The on-field staff will consist of a Head Instructor and at least one Assistant Instructor every session in addition to a Langley Secondary teacher assigned to the Baseball Academy.

    • Age of Students: 14-18 yrs
    • Projected Enrolment: 30 grade 9-12 students
    • One-Year Program AND Multi-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Students will be receiving 8 credits through the Baseball Academy – two of 4 credits for grade equivalent Physical Education, 4 credits for grade equivalent Strength & Conditioning, and/or 4 credits for grade equivalent locally developed Baseball Academy Course.
  • EDGE Academy at Walnut Grove Secondary School

    The Walnut Grove EDGE Academy is an integrated studies approach that combines a multitude of environmental and out of the classroom experiences that enhances the teaching of existing programs. The program is founded on a blending of classroom-based activities and out of class outings. In many cases, the out-trips will be used to gather information and data that will be later used in the classroom. In other cases, the out-trip activities will in fact become the classroom with readings, lectures, research, journal writing and classroom instruction happening at the wilderness site. Along with a number of day outings, the EDGE Academy will involve 3 extended field trips in September (3 days), January (4 days) and May (4 days). Students are timetabled into classes in such a way as to minimize loss of class time in non-EDGE subjects.

    • Age of Students: 16
    • Current Enrolment: 68 grade 11 students
    • One-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Students in the EDGE Academy will be enrolled in English 11 EDGE, Social Studies 11 EDGE, Physical Education 11 EDGE and Biology 11 EDGE. These 4 courses will be scheduled into one full day of the timetable block cycle. Students select 4 additional courses for the other day. EDGE classes are taught by 4 EDGE teachers who are responsible for integration of the curricula. At the end of the year students will have met all ministry requirements for English 11, Social 11, PE 11 and Biology 11 and will receive 4 credits for each.
  • R.E. Mountain Secondary School/Yorkson Creek Middle School Riverman Hockey Academy

    R.E. Mountain Secondary School (Grades 9 – 12) – enrolment demands will determine group configuration

    Out of catchment students may attend the academy and remain at catchment schools for instruction or transfer to R.E. Mountain Secondary School if space is available within the existing timetable structure. All students who are successful at completing this program will receive 4 credits.

    Upon completion of the on-ice component (Spring Break timeline), students will continue the course by shifting focus to sport specific dry land training. A strength and conditioning program will be designed so that players are in top shape to attend spring prospect camps. Core strength and flexibility will be components emphasized as part of the injury prevention unit.

    Yorkson Creek Middle School (Grades 6 – 8) – enrolment demands will determine group configuration

    The Yorkson Creek Rivermen Hockey Academy is designed to provide players an opportunity to be trained by the coaching staff of two of the top level teams in the province. The program will also provide students with a positive transition from Yorkson Creek Middle School to R.E. Mountain Secondary School in both academic and athletic endeavours.

    Due to the rapid growth and expansion in the Willoughby catchment area, the academy will only be available to students attending Yorkson Creek Middle School. No cross boundary students will be considered. The sessions will begin at 7:45am at the LEC. School District No. 35 (Langley) Specialty Academy Fees 2015-16 Approved May 26, 2015.

    Selection Criteria: If necessary, the following criteria will be used to establish eligibility: Enrolment at either Yorkson Creek Middle or R.E. Mountain Secondary, current academic standing – minimum 73% average, date of application.

    • Expected 2015-16 Enrolment: One group from each school (minimum 20, maximum 30)
    • Single-Year Program AND Multi-Year Program
    • Courses Offered/Credit Received: Physical Education at Grade Level 9 thru 12 – 4 Credits
    • Number of on-ice training sessions: approximately 60