DOCUMENT 1: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Upload the most recent report card or other official documentation indicating:
- Excellent overall attendance
- Satisfactory or no failing achievement levels
- Overall good work habits; in other words, there must be no ‘N’ (needs improvement) marks but a majority of either ‘G’ (good) or ‘E’ (excellent) work habit marks
- An average overall C+ average or minimum 2.5 GPA which must be maintained to remain in Pursuit
DOCUMENT 2: PERSONAL COMPETITION or PERFORMANCE RESUME
Indicate your competition (sports) AND/OR test results (dance and/or performing arts) for the previous year. Include the following details:
- Provide date(s) of competition(s) OR test(s);
- Provide a personal resume of competitions or performances indicating the student is competing or performing at an ‘elite’ level for their particular age. Performing artists are to indicate recent formal exams or tests completed in their discipline;
- Provide a description of the competition and/or test with the results/levels. (For example, Provincial Championship placing, National or Regional Championship, or RAD rest, etc.);
- Provide the LINK to the website location that displays the student’s name along with the results, level or ranking;
- Provide information about any awards or selections to teams or events, National, Provincial or Meet records. (For example, Tournament MVP, Selection to an All-Star Team, Club Champion, Meet Record holder, National standard qualifying time, etc.).
DOCUMENT 3: TRAINING OR COMPETITION SCHEDULE
- Provide a copy of the student’s training or competition schedule with no less than 20 supervised hours per week in the student’s discipline.
- Indicate where and when the training or competition is occurring.
- Name the coach/es supervising each training or competition session.
DOCUMENT 4: COACH, TRAINER OR INSTRUCTOR COMPLETION FORM B
- The student’s coach/es, trainer/s, and/or instructor/s must complete FORM B
Standards for EXTERNAL athletes listed by the Ministry of Education are a minimum requirement and only form a minor component of the selection criteria. In general, athletes must be competing at the highest category or level available at each given age. (For example, at least one Tier I (U13) or Tier II (U14, 15-18) qualifying time as indicated on the SwimBC website), or selected to the top Provincial team for their age (e.g., Provincial ‘A’ team as opposed to Provincial ‘B’ or Development).
Students have historically applied for this program from high performance sports or performing arts and the following criteria applies to these areas. For sports or performing arts not listed, please contact the school’s Vice-Principal in charge of Pursuit applications.
Standards listed on the Ministry of Education website for external athletes are a minimum requirement and only form a minor element of the selection criteria; in general, athletes must be competing at the highest category/level available at each given age.
The following criteria are for a sample of sports/performing arts from which students commonly apply for Pursuit status. For criteria for sports/performing arts not listed, please contact the Vice-Principal responsible for Pursuit at your school of registration.
|Dance||Must be in a pre professional ½ day program|
Minimum: completing RAD or ISTD Vocational Graded Examinations Intermediate Foundation
|Figure Skating||Must be competing in the national competitive model (COMPETITIVESKATE)|
For students entering grade 8, Pre-Juvenile is the minimum standard
For grade 9 and above, Juvenile is the minimum standard
|Ice Hockey||Boys - Major Midget or Junior B|
Boys U16AAA (Minor Midget)
Girls – U18FAAA (Female Midget)
|Music||RCM Grade 10 or ARCT Performers|
|Skiing - Freestyle/Slopestyle||Selected to the BC Freestyle Ski "BC Park and Pipe Team","BC Mogul Team" or "BC Development Program" as indicated on the BC Freestyle Ski website (https://bcfreestyle.com/)|
Must also have coach-supported documentation indicating the average supervised training program of at least 20 hours per week
Must be competing at the highest competitive category level for age group
|Skiing - Alpine||Must be ranked in the top 15% of age-group athletes in BC as indicated on the BC Alphine Provincial Ranking System (http://bcalpine.com/site/prs/"). Please refer to the appropriate U14 or U16 rankings |
Must also have coach-supported documentation indicating average supervised training program of at least 20 hours per week
|Squash||Membership on the either the Regional or the Provincial Training Squads|
|Swimming||At least one Tier I (U13) or Tier II (U14, 15-18) qualifying time as indicated on the SwimBC website. Must provide current HY-TEK print-out indicating the time standard has been met from that. (See time standards here).|
|Tennis||Invited to compete or competed in the 2019 Indoor Junior Provincial Championships|
Invited to compete or competed in the 2019 Outdoor Junior Provincial Championships