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Application Submission: The Process

We are accepting registrations for the 2022-2023 school year.

If you are interested in this program, please complete the Student Information Form.  The Academy Office will contact you to complete the registration process.

The Volleyball Academy is designed for students who are looking to move their knowledge, skills & abilities to the next level. This program is an inclusive model as we strive to meet a variety of needs in a positive, challenging and fun environment.

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The Concept

The Premier Volleyball Academy training program is open to females, Grades 8-12 who are registered full time in any one of district’s public schools: Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary Schools.


  • To develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in the sport of volleyball
  • To follow the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model to match the appropriate skills to the age level
  • To provide activities that ensure all students feel welcomed and a valued part of the collective group
  • To provide progressive activities that improve students’ overall confidence and self-esteem
  • To communicate and reiterate the importance of sportsmanship when participating in activities
  • To motivate students to enjoy and participate in the sport of volleyball for life, be it as a recreational player, competitive player, referee, or coach.
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Fact Sheet

Eligibility: Females, Grades 8-12 full registered at Rockridge, Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary

Location:  West Vancouver Secondary School gymnasium

Section 1: Tuesday & Thursday during X-Block periods (1:30-3:00 p.m.) all year long

Section 2: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. all year long


Students who participate all year long receive the following Ministry course, depending on the student grade level:

  • Physical & Health Education 8
  • Physical & Health Education 9
  • Physical & Health Education 10
  • Fitness & Conditioning 11
  • Fitness & Conditioning 12
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Assessment & Evaluation

In our academy programs, we care about our students. We work to ensure a welcoming environment, one that helps ensure students feel a sense of belonging as the participate in the programs.

We implement a variety of strategies to help students identify individual goals and then we strive to help students meet those individual goals, reflecting on their ongoing journeys along the way.

WVS Premier Academy assessment aligns with West Vancouver’s guiding Assessment Principles. We strive to do the following:

Timely and Ongoing 

  • Flexible coaching to ensure student learning is ongoing and consistent to meet the needs of the students
  • Monitor student growth as the student executes the tasks assigned

Clear and Intentional

  • Ensure the students clearly understand what they are to do, what is being observed and assessed


  • Deliver lessons that are designed to meet the needs of the students’ various skill levels & abilities; Ensure students have a variety of opportunities to show their ongoing knowledge, skills, and abilities over time

Communicate Student Growth

  • Create a pathway of ongoing progressions for all students, again accommodating their levels and needs

Shared Responsibility

  • Ensure students are a part of the assessment process; provide and receive ongoing feedback from students

Tuition: $275 per month
*Section 1: September – June the fee is $275 x 10 months ($2750)
*Section 2: September – June the fee is $275 x 9 months ($2475)
*See FAQ-A Quick Summary for more information about the two sections


The process for registration for the Premier Volleyball Academy is:
Register online for the program completing a Student Information Form

Please note that we have completed the on-court assessment for the 2022-2023 school year.

Section 1: Fully subscribed.

Section 2: We will continue to accept registrations until the section is fully subscribed.

Once we receive the Student Information Form, parents will be contacted from the WVS Academy Office.

Contact Information

Ms. Diane Nelson
Director of Instruction, Learning & Innovation

Ms. Tara Ledingham
Assistant, WVS Premier Academies

Students interested in the Premier Volleyball Academy must submit the Student Information Form.