To be honest, I prefer the Canadian way of educating high schoolers better, but I also believe both education systems are some of the best in the world.
Qualicum School District
School DescriptionSCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES
Qualicum has two high schools in its district. Ballenas is located in Parksville and Kwalikum is located in Qualicum Beach. Students have an opportunity to participate in excellent academic, performing arts, and athletic activities such as golf, soccer, ice hockey, and music. They also have an amazing semester outdoor education program called ROAMS (River, Ocean and Mountain School). A wide range of extracurriculars are available including Model UN, eco club, robotics, student council, leadership, choir, and science club.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Qualicum School Distrit is very excited to offer students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the world of golf with its Golf Academy. The KSS School of Golf at Pheasant Glen will satisfy the needs of the dedicated golfer that strives for the highest level of golf possible. This year long course will provide golf swing instruction by a PGA professional as well as lessons in golf etiquette, course management and tournament play. Students will also be introduced to the operations side of the golf world with instruction in tournament management, retail sales and golf resort management.
Being on an island they are surrounded by water, so take advantage of the location and learn to kayak, sail, kiteboard, swim, scuba dive, canoe, or surf. Many outdoor activities here are centred on the ocean or one of the many nearby freshwater lakes and rivers. Try your hand at fly fishing, experience the thrill of landing a wild Pacific salmon, learn to waterski or wakeboard…. it’s water, water everywhere on Vancouver Island!
This community supports an active lifestyle including opportunities to take part in organized sports and teams. Hockey, baseball, soccer, football, basketball, rugby, lacrosse, volleyball… there’s something for all ages, and at all levels.
The Qualicum Music Academy’s intensive music program provides high school students the opportunity to benefit directly from specialized music instruction and guidance. All students will have the opportunity to play in large and small ensembles with highly motivated peers who have the same commitment to academic and musical success. Each student will receive comprehensive, professional instruction from qualified instructors and clinicians in a nurturing environment that is committed to excellence. Through their Involvement in the Academy program, students will greatly enhance their skill and knowledge in the music field and will have the chance to participate in opportunities at the highest possible level during their grade 9-12 school years.
Students can also participate in sculpting, media arts, graphic arts, drama, and musical theatre.
This school district includes two charming beachfront communities: the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach. They are surrounded by natural beauty of beaches, mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. They have 170 international students from 17 different countries that enjoy an active lifestyle in the mildest year round climate in Canada.
This coming year we will be introducing a new program (ROAMS Global Studies). Cost $ 1,500,00. Brochure is in documents!
Blogs and News!
I wished I had a list of things I needed to bring to not forget anything. Now, I am in Canada and I am writing this to help future study abroad students.
Have you ever been to St. Johns, Canada!? Take a dive into my first two months studying high school in beautiful Canada.
When you are studying high school in another country, it is important to have fun and achieve good grades. Here are some tips YOU can use to create the best class schedule when studying abroad!
Hello, my name is Nicola and I come from Fabriano, a small town in the heart of Italy. Currently, I am attending high school in St. John's, Newfoundland and studying abroad here for a year.
Similar Schools (3)
SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES Langley School District, located in Langley BC, is only 45 kilometers east of Vancouver. It is about an hour drive from Vancouver. It is a friendly and family-oriented community. Langley School District has been welcoming international students since 1989. Our International Student Program offers a wide range of education options which include Elementary, Secondary and Summer Cultural and Language programs. Our schools offer an excellent learning environment with a variety of extra-curricular activities, full ESL support (beginner to advanced) and dedicated International Student Coordinator at each secondary school. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is offered at most secondary schools (Aldergrove, Brookswood, D.W. Poppy, Langley Fundamental, and Walnut Grove) Advanced Placement (AP) Programs are offered in: Languages – English, English Literature; Social Studies – Psychology, History; Visual and Performing Arts – Studio Art; Mathematics – Calculus; Science –
Sooke School District
SCHOOL PROFILE AND ACADEMICS Founded in 1946, the Sooke School District is located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Greater Victoria Area of British Columbia. This world-class Canadian public school district offers excellent academic programs and provides students with nearby urban cities of Vancouver and Seattle, while also keeping the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. There is a wide variety of courses offered in the Sooke School District with a rigorous Advanced Placement and Pre-AP Programs for students to work towards gaining college credit. Students are also offered dual credit university level courses offered right at their High School and a French Immersion Program. In addition to this rigorous academic options, students can take electives such as woodworking, foods and nutrition, film and television studies, marketing, psychology, and environmental studies, among others. <p align="center"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Qm
Alberni District Secondary School
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 o