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Odyssey Mini School Program

Parent Information Evening:
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00 pm - in the Auditorium
Test Registration:  
District Program Entrance Testing:
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in the Cafeteria
Program Application Deadline:
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 to the Main Office (no later than 3 PM)  
Personal Interviews:
  • To be announced
First Offer:
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Second Offer:
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The David Thompson Odyssey Advanced Placement Mini-School program challenges highly motivated creative achievers. The program offers acceleration in Mathematics and Science in which students complete the Grade 8-10 curricula in two years. Acceleration provides choice and flexibility which allows students to tailor their education to meet their individual needs and goals. Enrichment courses are also offered in English and Social Studies from Grade 8 - 11. Under the guidance of the program coordinator, students can choose from a variety of Advanced Placement courses, electives, and delivery options such as online learning.
At the senior level, Advanced Placement subjects are offered that include AP Human Geography, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Psychology, and AP French Language and Culture and AP Chinese Language and Culture. Students may participate in any or all of these programs provided they meet the established criteria.
Students at each grade level are required to fulfil a minimum of 20 hours to community service outside the school each year. The students are required to find a suitable placement that will help them develop a sense of social responsibility.
Students are selected through testing for entrance during their Grade 7 year. A student who wishes to enter the program after Grade 8 should contact the Odyssey Mini School coordinator to inquire if space is available. Selection will be based on student records and the results from a variety of testing instruments. A committee of representative teachers will review applications and determine the successful candidates.
  • Historical results show impressive student success
  • Students are integrated into the whole school community in other courses
  • David Thompson offers a wide selection of elective courses and extra-curricular activities
  • This has been an established successful program since 1989
Step 1: Complete the general online application form at The online application is available October 26 – November 8, 2018.  Completion of this application automatically registers you for the entrance testing only. 
Step 2: Pease Pcomplete the following Odyssey Mini-School application form. 


Step 3: Submit a copy of your final Grade 6 and Term 1 Grade 7 report card to the main office at the David Thompson Secondary School office by Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 3PM.
Please direct any questions about this program to:  Rick Lopez -