North Vancouver School District
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Volleyball Academy / Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence

Located at Sutherland Secondary School, Grades​ 8 - 12

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

Volleyball Academy Stream 1 is scheduled for Day 2 at 6:30 – 8:00 am
Volleyball Competitive Stream 2 is scheduled for Day 1 at 6:30 – 8:00 am
Volleyball Competitive Stream 3 is scheduled for Day 2 Block 8

Students will be placed in the cohort where Volleyball Canada determines they would perform best.

About the Volleyball Academy

The North Vancouver School District formed a partnership with Volleyball Canada in 2012 to offer the North Vancouver School District Volleyball Academy at Sutherland Secondary. During the 2019-20 school year, the program will be based at Sutherland Secondary School.

This unique program replaces a student’s regular Physical and Health Education (PHE) course and offers 100 plus hours of instruction combining on-court and physical training.

The program consists of a volleyball curriculum as set out by Volleyball Canada and is in compliance with 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.

The Volleyball Academy consists of three co-ed, multi-graded streams:

Stream 1 - Focus on skill development for students who are new or newer to volleyball

Stream 2 - Focus on advancement of skill development and tactical awareness

Stream 3 - Focus on progressing towards skill and tactical refinement

New students will be assessed and placed by Volleyball Canada coaches. Assessments will take place on March 12th and 14th, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Sutherland Secondary School. Students must attend both assessment days.

Transportation to and from the Volleyball Academy is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian. Registration in the Volleyball Academy will not affect a player’s ability to play on their home school’s volleyball team.

Click here to view the 2019/20 Volleyball 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 given deadline.

Selection for the Volleyball 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. Admission to competitive streams is by tryouts

Fees for the Volleyball Academy

The total cost for the Volleyball Academy for the 2019-2020 school year is as follows:

Stream 1 - $1,885 program fee per school year

Stream 2 - $2,175 program fee per school year

Stream 3 - $2,175 program fee per school year

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

Commitment Fee:
Stream 1: $188.50
Streams 2 & 3: $217.50

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 information 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.


If you have questions about the Volleyball Academy or require more information, please contact:

Jennifer Kinakin
Volleyball Academy Teacher

Michael Kee
District Principal