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FAQs*: Sports Academies

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Does the Burnaby School District offer any academies? Can international students participate in these academies?

Burnaby offers the following sports academies: Soccer, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Lacross, Volleyball and Basketball.  International students may apply.

Is there a required test in order to be accepted into an academy?

Students must submit their events and times to see if they qualify for the Swimming Academy. For the Ice Hockey Academy, there is limited space and students must have at least 4 years of ice hockey experience. For Soccer and Basketball, all levels of ability are welcome.

Are there extra costs for academies?

Yes each academy sets its own fees.

How does the academy work with the school program?

Students in an academy do a modified school program, i.e. fewer than 4 courses per day, so will take longer to graduate. Some credit will be given for the academy, however.

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.

Academics

Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.

Location

Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.

Facilities

Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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