North Vancouver School District
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Basketball Academy

Located at ​Argyle Secondary, Handsworth Secondary​, Mountainside Secondary and Seycove Secondary​, Grades 8-12​

The Basketball Academy is scheduled as follows for the 2018-19 school year:
Seycove Competitive Stream: at Seycove Secondary on Day 1 Block 4
Seycove Stream: at Parkgate Community Centre on Day 1 Block 4
Argyle Competitive Stream: at Argyle Secondary on Day 2 Block 8
Handsworth Stream: at Mountainside Secondary on Day 2 Block 8

In partnership with Basketball BC, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and Vern Porter Consulting.

The Basketball Academy consists of two cohorts:

Cohort 1 - A select competitive stream at Seycove Secondary and Argyle Secondary open to all genders.

Cohort 2 - An academy stream that provides for the participation of all genders, regardless of their basketball experience. West Stream at Mountainside Secondary (run out of Handsworth Secondary), East Stream at Parkgate Community Centre (run out of Seycove Secondary) and Central Stream at Argyle (run out of Argyle).

Students are placed in the cohort where Basketball Canada determines they will best perform.

The program consists of a basketball curriculum as set out by Basketball BC and is in compliance with the BC Ministry of Education Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Physical Education. Students earn their grade-equivalent P.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.

Click here to view the 2018 Basketball Academy flyer.

Please note: Registration in the Basketball Academy will not affect a player’s ability to play on their home school’s basketball team. Transportation to and from the Academy is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

How to apply

Academy registration for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted between January 21 and March 1, 2019. No payment is required at time of application. The Enhanced Programs and Academies Information Night will take place at Sutherland Secondary School on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Academy registration for the 2018-2019 school year has closed and many academies are full to capacity for this school year. If your student is interested in enrolling in an academy, please email to inquire as to whether or not there are any spaces available. We are not accepting wait-list candidates at this point in the school year.


Cohort 1 - Players to be selected based on try-outs

Cohort 2 - Three priority groups:

Priority 1 - Returning students 

Priority 2 - Waitlisted players from previous year 

Priority 3 - Lottery for remaining North Vancouver School District students, if applicable 

Total spots available will be dependent on the number of applications received and the ability of schools to organize suitable timetables to meet student needs.

If necessary, student selection for the Basketball Academy will be determined by a lottery in a manner that is consistent with Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools.  Note: Those players not selected via the lottery will be placed on a waitlist.


Cohort 1 - $1500 program fee per school year

Cohort 2 - $1300 program fee per school year

The first payment confirms placement in the academy and is non-refundable. It is due on or before June 1, 2018. If a family chooses to pay in installments, this must be set up for automatic withdrawal prior to June 1, 2018 with the first payment due September 1, 2018 and then on the first of each month through May 2019. Information for payment will be included in the acceptance package. An additional course fee of approximately $925 may apply to out-of-district students. Non-payment or late payment of fees may incur a penalty and/or result in loss of placement in the academy.


If you have questions or require more information, please contact:

Vern Porter

Michael Kee
District Principal