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Explore & Discover what our school has to offer through the 4 Pillars of Student Success

At the end of Grade 7 students will apply for their SPARC focus or be offered their acceptance into R.A.C.E.

4 Pillars of Student Success

SPARC students create a foundation of well-being by balancing their mental, physical, social, and emotional health.

Academics | Athletics | Actions | Arts




Each student will play an integral part in designing their academic future.


Students will have a wide range of required and interdisciplinary courses available to them as co-authors of their education.


SPARC, R.A.C.E., SHSM, AP, interdisciplinary studies, Reach AHEAD!, and Co-Op.




Each student will embrace a form of physical activity that is geared towards their own unique interests.


Students will strive to develop leadership skills and a keen awareness of balancing both physical and mental health.


Outdoor Ed., fitness, team sports (competitive and recreational), individual athletic opportunities, and skill development.




Each student will explore their responsibility as a global citizen and community leader.


Students will develop a deep understanding of diverse values and world views, with a genuine interest and ability to solve complex, real-world problems leading to greater social capacity and empathy.


Clubs, Councils, Community Service, Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership.




Each student will be involved in an artistic pursuit.


Students will endeavour to develop an artistic form of self-expression to foster their emotional health.


Concert Band, Jazz Band, String Orchestra, Guitar, Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Arts, Indigenous Art, Fashion, Interior Design, Film Production, Drama,

and Music Theatre.

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What is a focus area?

A focus area is a bundle of courses designed to develop a student’s passion from Grade 8 to Grade 10.  All bundles include a balance of required and elective courses. Generally, you can expect to take at least two courses in your area of interest per year.

Students follow their natural strengths but also balance out their timetable with a variety of science, arts, technology, physical education, humanities,  and other electives to achieve balance in the Four Pillars of Student Success.

Click on a focus area below to learn more about the courses you could take!

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