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Secondary Academies

Secondary specialized academies provide students with an opportunity to pursue their areas of interest while completing their academic studies 

Be sure to complete and attach the District Secondary Academy Player and/or Performer Statement Form to your online application. An online application is required, even if your child is/will be attending an academy school.

District Secondary Academy Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted between January 6 and March 1, 2021.  Applications must be completed and received by Central Registration by March 1, 2021.  Applications that are not fully completed will not be considered for entrance to the program.  Acceptance into an Academy may be contingent on a students’ record of behaviour and attendance in the past school year.

Sports Academies

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy Player Statement Form

Fine Arts Academies

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy Performer Statement Form

Hockey Academy

Located at Nanaimo District Secondary School.

The vision of the academy is a formal training program within the school day. A typical week includes one gym workout, three on-ice sessions, and one classroom session, with a commitment to excellence in student achievement.

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy PLAYER Statement Form

Lacross Academy

Located at Nanaimo District Secondary School.

Open to Grades 8-12 students with previous lacrosse experience. Entry into program will be done by evaluations and application.

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy PLAYER Statement Form

Soccer Academy

Located at Nanaimo District Secondary School

The NLPS Soccer Academy is a formal training program within the school day. A typical week includes one gym workout, three on-field sessions, and one classroom session, with a commitment to excellence in student achievement.

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy PLAYER Statement Form

Jazz Academy

Located at Wellington Secondary School

The NLPS Jazz Academy at Wellington provides the opportunity to achieve excellence in an intensive music education program in a supportive instrumental and vocal Jazz setting.

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy PERFORMER Statement Form

Beach Volleyball Academy

Located at Nanaimo District Secondary School.

The NLPS Beach Volleyball Academy will focus on both technical and tactical skill development of individual athletes in the sport of beach volleyball.

*You must fill out the District Secondary Academy PLAYER Statement Form

Performing Arts Academy

Located at Dover Bay Secondary

This program offers an exciting opportunity for accelerated learning for those serious about growing their performance skills and their confidence alongside like minded students.

Secondary Academy PERFORMER Statement Form