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Applications and Withdrawals

Application procedure 

To apply to an Academy for the 2024/25 school year, please visit the NVSD Academy Applications website during the application period between January 19 and February 29, 2024. Applications are no longer accepted through School Cash Online.

The initial placement offer deadline is Thursday, February 29. Applications received after February 29, 2024 may be placed on a waitlist. Final academy offerings are subject to sufficient enrolment.

Submitting an application form represents interest in attending a North Vancouver School District Academy. Placement in an academy program is based on availability, in the event interest in an academy is greater than available positions, the following priorities will be offered conditional acceptance: 

Offers of acceptance will be sent out in early April, to confirm acceptance and secure placement in the academy for the 2024/25 school year, a non refundable deposit is required by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter. The deposit fees for each academy my differ. Non payment of the deposit will result in withdrawal of acceptance in the academy.

Withdrawal procedure 

A completed Academy Withdrawal Form must be sent by the school to the Academies Office (academies@sd44.ca) to request a withdrawal from an Academy mid-year, and must include signatures of the student, parent/guardian, and school counsellor.

Fees will be discontinued or a pro-rated refund applied where determined.

Withdrawal criteria  

1. Illness / Injury / Medical

A student requesting withdrawal from an academy for medical reasons should submit a completed Withdrawal Request Form along with a doctor's note. Fees will be discontinued effective the last day of the month in which the Academy Withdrawal Form is received by the Academies Office.

2. Other reasons

A completed Academy Withdrawal Form must be sent by the school to the Academies Office a minimum of 15 days before the end of the month. The withdrawal request will be reviewed by the Academies Office in consultation with the student’s home school. The availability of an alternate course will be determined by the student’s home school. Fees will be discontinued effective the last day of the month if the withdrawal is approved.


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