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ACADEMIES AT DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Each of our unique academy programs engage students through stimulating, relevant, and inspiring real world educational experiences with passionate teachers and outstanding professional coaches.

  • Academies run during the school day for 2 blocks out of the regular 8 block schedule
  • Include report card marks and graduation credits
  • Academy programs: Dance, Film Production, Acting, Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Softball, Lacrosse
  • Elite training facilities, coaches, professional instructors
  • Extra fees apply for academy programs
     
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Dance Academy

Foster a love of lifelong expression through dance!

  • Offered at Delta Secondary School
  • Instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and other styles
  • Emphasis on technique, choreography, and performance
  • Includes guest speakers and trips
  • Three cohorts: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • Dance study and career exploration/preparation
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the school day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques
  • Audition tape required

Dance Academy Application Form

Dance Academy Website

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Film Production Academy

Explore and experience the creative and technical aspects of film-making!

  • Offered out of South Delta and Delta Secondary Schools
  • Learn to take a film from the beginning idea to a final product through script writing, story boarding, filming, sound editing, set lighting, visual effects, editing and film promotion
  • Work with professionals in the Vancouver Film Industry
  • Includes related field trips and guest speakers
  • Cinematic techniques, casting and auditioning, developing budgets, etiquette and logistics for film and TV productions
  • Career development and marketing and use of social networking for distribution
  • Pitching a script to a producer
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

Film Production Academy Application

Film Academy Website

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Baseball Academy

For students who want to improve their personal skills in an intensive baseball program

  • Offered at Sands Secondary School
  • Includes physical training, nutrition/exercise programming, game strategy, and specific skill development from professional coaches
  • Combined academic/athletic environment
  • Facilities used include Mackie Diamond, The Ballyard at Sport Central, and Sungod gym facilities
  • Enhance opportunity for post secondary athletic scholarships
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

Baseball Academy Application Form

Baseball Academy Website

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Soccer Academy

For those who have a passion for soccer and want a higher level training opportunity in all aspects of the game!

  • Offered at South Delta Secondary School and Sands Secondary School
  • Personal skills assessment using video analysis
  • Hone individual ability and team dynamics
  • Sports science instruction including fitness, nutrition, strength training, sports psychology, and mental training from certified coaches
  • Opportunity to develop coaching, officiating, and first aid certification if desired
  • Network with university and college players and coaches
  • Facilities include Winskill Aquatic/Fitness Centre, Delta Gymnastics and Sportstown, and Winskill field
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-11
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

South Delta Secondary Soccer Academy Application

South Delta Soccer Academy Website

Sands Secondary Soccer Academy Application

Sands Secondary Soccer Academy Website

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Golf Academy

For golf students who want a high performance golf program to develop their skills and potential

  • Offered at South Delta Secondary School and Seaquam Secondary
  • Includes technique, golf course management, competition, physical fitness, strategy and mental conditioning
  • Includes junior golf membership at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club, unlimited range balls during driving range practice, lessons with CPGA teaching professional Chris Lutes, golf specific fitness programs
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques
  • Students need their own golf clubs

Seaquam Golf Academy Application

DMEC/Tsawwassen Springs Golf Academy Application

Golf Academy Website

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Film Acting Academy

For students who are interested in all forms of acting from voice and musical theatre, to characterization, comedy, and dramatic formats

  • Offered at South Delta Secondary and Delta Secondary
  • Work with professionals in the Vancouver Film Industry
  • Study acting for the camera, voice, movement, and career management (includes scene study, movement, yoga, and voice classes).
  • Career management for young professional actors and local/international industry training
  • Personal performance evaluations
  • Includes related field trips and guest speakers
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

Film Acting Academy Application

Film Academy Website

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Ice Hockey Academy

For students at all levels who want to improve their competitive hockey skills

  • Offered at South Delta Secondary and Burnsview Secondary
  • Two program options:
    1. Hockey skills (Bantam) – On ice two times per week; dry land training two-three times per week; classroom training sessions
    2. Delta Wild Teams – high performance competitive teams; Bantam Prep and Varsity; Midget E15 and U18
  • Facilities include community ice rinks, Winskill Yoga Studio, Delta Gymnastics and United Marshall Arts
  • Professional coaches, skills, and fitness/strength training instructors
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

South Delta Secondary Hockey Academy Application

Hockey Academy Website

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Opera Academy

This exciting program sees students attending the academy every second day on a day two for two blocks. This specialty Fine Arts course is the equivalent to two full time Fine Arts courses and will give students eight credits for each year of participation towards graduation. Highlights of this course would be student access to working professionals within the Opera and performance community. Students will have unprecedented access to behind the scenes experiences as well as exposure in Vancouver’s performance community through yearly opportunities to perform in shows in the VO’s brand new opera festival (at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse) starting in May of 2017.

Students will study:

  • Classical singing technique (age appropriate)
  • Acting and movement
  • Score study
  • Audition process including mock auditions
  • Scene presentations
  • Introduction to the opera canon
  • Performer health and happiness
  • Equity contracts and expectations

Opera and Performance Academy Application

Opera Academy Website

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Lacrosse Academy

For students who want to develop further skills exciting world of Lacrosse!

  • Offered at Delta Secondary School
  • Improve specific lacrosse skills, individual and team game strategy, nutritional and fitness training, and mental/psychological training
  • Rules, logistics, game tactics
  • Facilities at Holly Turf Field, Sportstown Sports Complex, Ladner Leisure Centre
  • Join local lacrosse community
  • Prepares students for post-secondary lacrosse opportunities
  • Open to male and female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

Lacrosse Academy Application

Lacrosse Academy Website

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Softball Academy

For female softball players who want to hone their skills and develop their potential for higher levels of play

  • Offered at Seaquam Secondary School and Delta Secondary School
  • Develop on-field specialized training and fundamentals
  • Maximize athletic performance through fitness training
  • Learn about biomechanics and injury prevention
  • Nutritional program
  • Open to female students in grades 8-12
  • Taken during the day for two blocks (receive 8 credits)
  • Report card marks and critiques

Seaquam Softball Academy Application

Softball Academy Website

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