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Mini School - Enrichment Program

 
MINI SCHOOL
 
  
Gladstone Mini-School  Accelerated Program
 
The Gladstone Mini-School offers acceleration and enrichment to self-motivated students who possess above-average ability in various academic areas.  Upon completion of Year Two (Grade 9), students will be granted Grade 10 credit for their academic courses. 
 
Situated within Gladstone School, the Mini-School promotes initiative, leadership, co-operative and independent learning, service to school and community, and the willingness to tackle academic challenges. The Gladstone Mini-School is a District program, open to students from across the city.
 
The Mini-School’s prime focus is on accelerated delivery of curriculum. While some courses do offer enrichment activities, the main objective is to offer students the opportunities to complete academic core courses in less time than is normally required in the regular program. This allows students a broader range of elective possibilities in their senior years, which permits students to explore more deeply their particular areas of interest.  Another possibility for students is to complete secondary school graduation requirements in four years, rather than the usual five years.
 
Application Procedure
 
Applications must be received by Tuesday, December 18, 2014 and should include the following:
 
· a Gladstone Mini School Application Form  Gladstone Mini School Application Form.pdfGladstone Mini School Application Form.pdf
 
· a copy of the student’s most recent report card.
 
· a portfolio containing 5 –10 items of the student’s work, as evidence of creativity, high standards, and interest in a
   particular area. (Items might include pieces of writing, illustrations, projects, etc.)
 
        The portfolio may be submitted electronically to the Mini School Co-ordinator Mr. J. Neu at  jneu@vsb.bc.ca or on a  flash drive (memory stick).
 
        The portfolio will be returned to the student’s elementary school after the selection process.
 
All applicants must register on-line between November 15 and November 30, 2014 for the
District-Wide Test (Cognitive, Math, and Writing tests) which will be written on December 10, 2014.
 
Click here to register for the District-Wide Test