Pathways Program Application

 
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GRADE 8 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 8, 2021

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 Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Physical and Health Education.  The pillars of the Pathways Program are leadership development, social responsibility, and academic excellence.  Students continue to select their preferred elective course.

Overview

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:

  • Field Trips
  • Leadership in the Community
  • Outdoor Education

 

This integrated program is focused on creating a challenging and enriched learning environment while developing the skills needed to become the strong, upstanding leaders of the future which include creativity, initiative, confidence, innovation, adaptability, effective communication skills, resilience, and an understanding of the importance of giving back to your community form the foundation of this program.  The Pathways Program follows this format through to Grade 10, followed by opportunities to pursue additional advanced placement (AP), enriched and honors courses in grades 11 and 12.

The Pathways Program promotes a focus on leadership skills through the integration of thematic units of study, cross-curricular connections, field trips and community service. 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.

Parents and students interested in the Pathways Program should note that there is a fee associated with participation. The Pathways Program promotes a focus on leadership skills through the integration of thematic units of study, cross-curricular connections, enrichment activities and field trips (including annual overnight field trips), and community service.  The Pathways fee for the 2021-2022 school year is $1000.  However, adjustments will be made once more information about the schedule, field trips, etc. is released by the Ministry of Education.

Please complete all pages of this form 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 cambie@sd38.bc.ca if you have any questions about the application process or the program.

 

Pathways Application Timeline

Student & Parent Information Meeting 

  • 8:00pm Zoom, as part of Cambie "Virtual" Open House

January 19, 2021

Grade 8 Online Student Application Package Due

  • Completed Application Form
  • Uploaded Parent Authorization Form
  • Uploaded Photo
  • Uploaded Photo of most recent report card/summary of progress

January 28, 2021

EXTENDED: February 8, 2021

Student Interviews and Writing/Math Samples

  • Writing/Math Samples will be conducted in students' home schools
  • Interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Grade 7 teachers will be provided with information for both of these

February 10-11, 2021

Personal Video (1-2 minutes)

  • Criteria and submission link will be shared once application packages are received

Submitted by February 9, 2021

Grade 9 & 10 Online Student Application Package Due

February 5, 2021

 

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.

 

To apply for the Pathways Program, you must complete an online application. Please click the "Get Ready" button below to begin the application.