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.

This program is designed for individual development or pursuit in ONE discipline. It is not designed to accommodate Service Providers requesting schools to adapt student timetables for team training sessions.

The Pursuit Program is not for Grades 8 & 9 students. However, under special considerations students may be approved. In other words, for students, Grades 8 & 9 competing or performing at a very high level (e.g., top level for their age group), applications will be reviewed by the WVS District Committee.

West Vancouver Schools has a District Committee responsible for reviewing all Pursuit applications with final approval by the Committee.

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WVS Secondary School Linear Schedule

West Vancouver Schools follows a Linear Secondary School Schedule.
In a linear schedule:
Students follow a Day 1 and Day 2 alternating timetable.
Students take eight courses for the entire school year.
The morning periods (3 each day) rotate but the afternoon periods (1 each day) are fixed.
For example:

Monday Day 1 Tuesday

Day 2


Day 1


Day 2


Day 1


Day 2

First Period 1 1 2 2 3 3
Break Time Break Break Break Break Break Break
Second Period 2 2 3 3 1 1
Break Time Break Break Break Break Break Break
Third Period 3 3 1 1 2 2
Lunch Time Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Fourth Period 4 4 4 4 4 4

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 ONE specific discipline before applying.
Application deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024.

School Contacts

For the 2023-2024 school year, the following administrators are responsible for the Pursuit Program at each of the school sites. For any questions, please contact:

Rockridge Secondary:
Mr. Stewart Baker, Vice Principal

Ecole Sentinel Secondary:
Mr. Shawn Anderson, Vice Principal

West Vancouver Secondary:
Ms. Crystal Tanfara, Vice Principal

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

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