North Vancouver School District
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Hockey Skills Academy

Located at Windsor Secondary and North Shore Ice Sports, Grades 8 - 12

The Hockey Skills Academy is scheduled as follows for the 2018/19 school year. Please note this is subject to change for next year (2019/20).

The Hockey Skills Academy is scheduled for both Day 1 and Day 2. Students are placed in their class by the Hockey Skills Academy and Windsor Secondary.

About the Hockey Skills Academy

In partnership with N/C Hockey Group, the North Vancouver School District opened a Hockey Skills Academy at École Windsor Secondary School in 2004. The Academy's program is licensed by Hockey Canada as a Hockey Skills Academy. This co-ed program provides for the participation of all students, male and female, regardless of their hockey experience.

The Hockey Skills Academy is an athlete-centered program aimed at developing the whole athlete. The goal is to enhance a player's confidence and self-esteem while giving them opportunities beyond the secondary school system.

The framework of the Hockey Skills Academy consists of following the national instructional curriculum as set out by Hockey Canada and in compliance the BC Ministry of Education Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Physical and Health Education (PHE) 8-10 and Active Living 11-12. Students earn their grade-equivalent PHE/Active Living credit upon successful completion of the program. Leadership opportunities are available by request/invitation to senior students.

The Hockey Skills Academy program has developed and is proving to be an extremely positive experience for students. With the coordination of secondary school timetables with the North Vancouver School District, the program is accessible to students outside the Windsor School catchment area.

The Academy will be held in either block 4 or block 8 of the secondary timetable, depending on the cohort and location. Please note: transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Click here to download the 2019/20 Hockey Skills Academy flyer.

Application Procedures

Parents/Guardians of North Vancouver School District students must apply online to Out of District applicants should contact to receive the application link. Returning students must re-apply each year and will be given priority placement when their on-line application is received by the deadline. Applications are accepted from January 21, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

Hockey Skills Academy applicants must provide an envelope containing:

  • A paper copy of on-line application (the automated receipt you receive from School Cash Online)
  • A typed letter of commitment detailing the applicant's reasons why they wish to attend the Academy including:
  • An explanation as to why the applicant is interested in the Academy
  • A description of the leadership qualities the applicant will bring to the Academy
  • A commitment to create a positive learning environment

The Hockey Skills Academy Medical Form will be collected in September 2019

Please mail or drop off package to:

Attn: Steve Martin

Windsor Secondary School 931 Broadview Drive

North Vancouver, BC V7H 1J4

Selection for the Hockey Skills Academy

Priority 1:           Returning students

Priority 2:           Waitlisted students from the previous year

Priority 3:           Lottery for remaining students per Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools

Total spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize suitable timetables to meet enrollment and graduation requirements.

Fees for the Hockey Skills Academy

Per school year: Hockey Skills Academy $2,420

Goalies to pay $1,650

*Academy fees may be subject to change before July 1, 2019.

The non-refundable Commitment Fee confirms placement in the academy and is due on or before June 1, 2019. If a family chooses to pay the remaining fee in installments, it must be set up for automatic withdrawal before August 31, 2019, with the first payment due September 1, 2019 and then on the first of each month through May 1, 2020.

Payment will be included in the acceptance email. 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.


Please contact:

Steve Martin
Teacher, Windsor Secondary School

Cam Kerr

Academy Director, NC Hockey Group

Michael Kee
District Principal