Canada British Columbia, Canada
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Alberni District Secondary School

Established: 1951
Beach
French Immersion

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1136
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year, Spring Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS
Located on the territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation along the central west coast of Vancouver Island, School District 70’s Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) offers students a beautiful living environment with challenging academics. ADSS offers a Canada Hockey Skills Academy, an early French Immersion program, a leadership program, a forestry program, and dual credit courses in partnership with Vancouver Island University and North Island College.

FACILITIES
In 2012, ADSS opened a new state-of-the-art facility that offers media labs and modern classrooms with a university feel. The school has a ten-acre campus that features a 500- seat theatre, an artificial turf field, two gymnasiums, a fitness room, and a dance studio.

SPORTS AND ARTS
The district offers the Canada Hockey Skills Academy that has produced many Canadian “Junior A” athletes. For all skill levels, the academy offers boy and girls the opportunity to work on the fundamentals of hockey while receiving PE credits. Other individual and team sports are available for students to participate in, including a strong wrestling program that has produced Olympian Travis Cross.
Fostering creativity for their students, the district offers art and music as curricular and extracurricular classes. The fine arts curriculum adds classes in drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, media arts, as well as textiles and crafts.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
School District 70’s athletic coordinator is award-winning, and its wrestling coaches and program have been highly recognized throughout the province for their outstanding contribution to the sport.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Located on the West Coast of Canada, the town of Port Alberni is a short ferry ride from the city of Vancouver. With a reputation for its friendly citizens and affordable lifestyle, Port Alberni boasts lots of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy, like mountain biking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.

Educatius Canada School Profile PDF: Alberni District Secondary School Profile PDF
Visit School Site: Alberni District Secondary School
Visit City Site: Port Alberni, British Columbia

Famous Alumni

Travis Cross – Wrestling Olympian

  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 10 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:28
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
Yes
Speciality Programs
Leadership Program, Project Based Learning Program-Forestry (Grade 9-10), Hockey Academy, Dual Credit Programs through North Island College, West Coast Outdoor Education; 33. Offers online courses if no classroom-based courses are available for specific interests.
Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Hockey Academy, Outdoor Education Sports, Rugby, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
Ceramics, Dance, Theater, Drawing and Painting, Film and Television, Screenwriting, Textile Technology, Theater Performance
Music
Band - Concert, Choir, Jazz Band
Languages
French, French Immersion, Japanese, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Ballroom Dancing, Math Club, Multimedia Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
14-19
ELTiS Minimum
215 (Asian students are required to have a 228 or higher)
TOEFL Minimum
50 (Asian students are required to have a 69 or higher)
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
• Recent photo and transcripts from last two years Intermediate English level accepted

Real Stories from Real Students:

My host family is the best anyone could have, they treat me like family, and I’m so happy and grateful to know I have a Canadian family! I cooked Brazilian food for them, they loved it. We do a lot of fun things together! I love them and I’m so grateful for having them.

Giulia J.

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