Cambie Pathways Program

The Pathways enrichment leadership program is offered to students in Grade 8, 9 and 10.  This program offers an integrated unit of study that combines theme-based, enriched academic courses in English, Social Studies, Science and Physical Education.  The pillars of the pathways program are leadership development, social responsibility, and academic excellence.  Students continue to choose a Math course as well as various elective course options.  Click here to view the application form.


Students in the Pathways Program are scheduled together for these four courses:

  • English Language Arts 
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Physical and Health Education

Aside from these enriched courses, the Pathways program offers:

  • fieldtrips
  • leadership in the community
  • outdoor education

The world is changing, and the needs of our students are changing with it. Increasingly, universities (and employers) are looking for candidates that offer more than just a stellar academic record – they are looking for confident, creative and vibrant “individuals” who understand the need for “we” as opposed to “me”. The Pathways program is an ideal start for tomorrow’s leaders.

The package contains a series of application forms that you will need to complete and submit to

H. J. Cambie Secondary School.  Please complete the forms as carefully and accurately as possible as the information requested here is an important part of the process for selecting successful candidates for this exciting program.

Please contact the school at 604-668-6430 or by email at if you have any questions about the application process or the program.

Pathways Application Timeline

Student & Parent Information Meeting                                                   January 22, 2019

  • 8:00pm as part of Cambie Open House


Grade 8 Student Application Package Due:                                            January 29, 2019

  • Completed Application form  (p. 3 of this package)
  • Completed Application questions  (p. 4 of this package)
  • Copy of most recent report card
  • Confidential Teacher Referral Form  (p. 5/6 of this package)
  • Student Interviews and Writing Sample (February 19: 3:30pm)


Grade 9 & 10 Student Application Package Due:                                  February 8, 2019

  • Completed Application form  (p. 3 of this package)
  • Completed Application questions  (p. 4 of this package)


Selection Criteria

The selection process for this program is based on:

  • a desire to pursue leadership opportunities in the school and community
  • social maturity and strong interpersonal skills
  • academic ability and effective work habits

Note:  The number of students who can join the Pathways program in grade 9 & 10 will depend on the number of spots open.  This will vary from year to year.