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Academies article in the Delta Optimist February 18, 2015

February 23, 2015

District set to showcase academy opportunities

By Dave Willis, as published in the Delta Optimist February 18, 2015 

The Delta school district is hosting a pair of open houses for its academy programs.

The first is set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at Delta Manor in Ladner. The second takes place next month in North Delta.

The open houses are an opportunity for kids and parents to talk to teacher coordinators who run the specialty programs, and to instructors and coaches, to find out what it would be like to attend, said Paige Hansen, district vice-principal of academy programs. The district's academies, which are fee-paying programs, are open to students from grades 8 to 12. Offerings range from various sports to dance, film acting and film production.

"We live in a neat time for kids. The idea of choice in school is huge," said Hansen.

The district is launching a cadet academy, funded in part by the Department of National Defence, at Seaquam Secondary and a golf academy at Tsawwassen Springs. Other new programs include female midget hockey and a spring break softball camp.

The South Delta soccer program has been extended to include Grade 11s (it was formerly 8-10) as well.

There are approximately 400 students in academies.

For more information call 604-952-5374 or visit web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/programs/academies.

Academy open houses:

Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Delta Manor, 4750-57th St., Ladner
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Burnsview Secondary, 7658-112th St., North Delta

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By Dave Willis, as published in the Delta Optimist February 18, 2015