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Robotics, Mechatronics & Digital Fabrication Academy

About the Robotics, Mechatronics & Digital Fabrication (RMD) Academy

The North Vancouver School District is pleased to partner with Zen Maker Lab to offer this STEAM Academy (Science Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) for students in Grades 10-12. Students will engage in learning opportunities that require the use of innovative technology, collaboration, and problem-solving skills involving math, science, and engineering principles.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a B.C. Ministry of Education grade-level credit for Robotics.

Who can Participate?

The RMD Academy is open to students in Grades 10-12.

Selection for the RMD Academy

Priority 1: Returning students

Priority 2: Wait-listed students from the previous year

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

The total number of spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.

The RMD Academy will be located at Carson Graham Secondary School and/or Zen Maker Lab's Shipyards location.
Schedule to be determined.


The total cost* for the RMD Academy is $2,145 for the 2023-24 school year.

Deposit: To confirm a student’s registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2023-24 school year, a non-refundable deposit of $215 is required by the deadline stated in acceptance letters​.

Please Note: Non-payment by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the remaining balance in full or set up instalments through School Cash Online.

Please Note
: Failure to pay the balance in full or set up instalments by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

A limited number of bursaries are available for this Academy.

*An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to out-of-district students.

More information about fees and withdrawal procedures is available HERE. 


Ready to Apply?

The 2023-2024 program is now full, to be placed on the waitlist, please email 

If you have any questions about our RMD Academy, please contact 

We look forward to hearing from you!