Overview | Application Information & Criteria

West Vancouver Schools Pursuit Program

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A priority for West Vancouver Schools is to ensure all students receive the required courses for graduation purposes. Pursuit is a program that is designed for students, Grades 10-12, who are provincially and/or nationally ranked athletes or performing artists competing at the highest level or category for their specific age group.

The 2022-2023 school year will continue to be a “transitional year” for West Vancouver Schools. Currently, we are communicating to parents the understanding that we are still working in a COVID Pandemic and will continue to abide by the Ministry of Health & Ministry of Education Guidelines.

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WVS Semester System

In West Vancouver Schools, the secondary schools are currently operating in a Semester System. Students complete four courses in each of two semesters (September to January & February to June). X-Block periods are built into this schedule to provide students the opportunity to pursue personalized training (Tuesday & Thursday from 12:35 pm – 3:00 pm).

In the Semester System schedule, there will be the opportunity for students in Grades 10-12 to apply to the Pursuit Program, and request to use one of their four blocks for training purposes. If eligible students apply and are accepted into the Pursuit Program, the periods that would be available outside of X-Block (Tuesday & Thursday afternoon) are Monday afternoon (last period), Wednesday morning (first period) & Friday afternoon (last period).

Students, Grades 8 & 9 will continue to use the X-Block periods, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, from 12:35 pm – 3:00 pm all year long.

Pursuit Applications Now Being Accepted

Pursuit Applications now being accepted.
Students, Grades 10-12 eligible to apply.
Please review the mandatory WVS Pursuit criteria for the specific discipline before applying.
Application deadline: Friday, June 10, 2022

School Contacts

For the 2022-2023 school year, the following administrators are responsible for the Pursuit Program at each of the school sites. For any questions, please contact:

Rockridge Secondary:
Ms. Jennifer Towers, Vice Principal
jtowers@wvschools.ca

Ecole Sentinel Secondary:
Mr. Shawn Anderson, Vice Principal
shawnanderson@wvschools.ca

West Vancouver Secondary:
Ms. Crystal Tanfara, Vice Principal
CTanfara@wvschools.ca

Rockridge Secondary School
5350 Headland Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7W 3H2
Telephone: 604-981-1300

Sentinel Secondary School
1250 Chartwell Drive,
West Vancouver B.C.
V7S 2R2
Telephone: 604-981-1130

West Vancouver Secondary School
1750 Mathers Avenue,
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7V 2G7
Telephone: 604-981-1100