Grade 10 - 12
Located in Nelson
Total Enrollment 800
International Students 54
Course Selection https://lvr.sd8.bc.ca/students/course-selection/grade10-12
Electives Sports teams, woodworking, mechanics, technology, culinary skills, band, visual arts, Science/Technology/Engineering/Math, French, Spanish,
Highlights Safe, clean, outdoor opportunities, cafeteria, on the lake, small city,
access to community activities, tennis, close to skiing, band and mountain biking, Winner of the Garfield Weston Award from the Fraser Institute in 2008- 2009 for academic excellence, award winning jazz band, qualified ELL teacher and class, International Program staff member on site
Sports/Clubs/Academy Photography, visual arts, textiles, band, cooking, French, Spanish, drafting, woodworking, technology, and recreation leadership, Volleyball Academy/Mountain Biking Academy/Dance, Academy/Advance Placement/Rugby Academy/Adventure Tourism
Located in the Slocan Valley
Total Enrollment 261 (Gr. 7 – 12)
International Students 4
Course Selection https://mtsentinel.sd8.bc.ca/students/course-selection
Electives Sports teams, woodworking, mechanics, technology, sewing, cooking, Russian, French, Forestry Program (college transfer)
Highlights Safe, clean, outdoor opportunities, cafeteria, rural, close to skiing, on bus route to Nelson
Sports/Clubs/Academy Performance and Media Academy, soccer, basketball, cross-country running, volleyball (provincial champions),
Performance and Media Academy
Mount Sentinel Performance and Media Academy (Academy PM) is a cross-curricular program that is designed to prepare students to enter post secondary education or a career in the film, theatre, game and digital media industry. This program includes a rotating selection of credits but always includes:
A social studies/upper level social studies elective
Design of Performance Media (Board Approved)
Production of Media (Board Approved)
An upper level elective such as Film, Scriptwriting, Acting, Theatre production, etc.
This program is one full semester in length and offers students an opportunity to work on major, student led projects and showcases such as film festivals, theartre productions, gallery displays. We also work hand in hand with industry partners as much as we can to give students an authentic opportunity to work in an industry which they see themselves pursuing after high school.
This program requires an application, interview, and reference process.
Located in Creston
Total Enrollment 491
International Students 9
Course Selection https://pcss.sd8.bc.ca/node/38198, AP courses
Electives Sports teams, woodworking, mechanics, technology, photography
Highlights Safe, clean, equestrian possibilities, small town, excellence in visual arts, Indigenous Education integration
Sports, Clubs, Academy – Cross country running, soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, curling, track and field, YETI Outdoor Program, Media Arts Studies, Advance Placement academics
The YETI Outdoor program is open to any Grade 10-12 student who is currently enrolled in a full course load at Prince Charles Secondary School. Mountain Biking, Nature Photography, Climbing, Camping, Paddling and a variety of outdoor certifications make this program a natural draw for our secondary learners in Creston.
The program presents elective courses that are worth 4 credits each. (per/100 hours of activity). Essentially, 4-6 weekend activities and activity prep are required to earn the four credits.
Located in Salmo
Total Enrollment 163 (Gr. 7 – 12)
International Students 2
Electives Sports teams, woodworking, mechanics, technology, sewing, cooking, French, ski days
Highlights Personalize education, Safe, clean, outdoor opportunities, cafeteria, rural, close to skiing, on bus route to Nelson, 5 min to Salmo Ski Hill with night skiing, smaller class sizes for individual attention.
Sports/Clubs/Academy Tourism course, basketball, cross-country running, volleyball
Located in Kaslo
JV Humphries School - http://jvh.sd8.bc.ca
Total Enrollment 215
International Students 1
Electives Sports teams, woodworking, mechanics, technology, foods
Highlights Safe, clean, outdoor opportunities, on the lake, small town, close to mountain biking, beach, curling
Sports/Clubs/Academy – soccer, basketball, cross-country running, volleyball
The Outdoor Adventures Fall & Spring Course with Ms. Broadfoot (BCs award winning educator) is designed to introduce students to a broad range of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing and survival skills, as well as trip and safety planning for a multi-day excursion. In the spring students will receive their Lakewater Level 1 paddling certification as a part of the course, which will include a 5 day canoe and hiking trip on Slocan Lake, in Valhalla Provincial Park. Last year students in this class hiked the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island.
Outdoor Adventures Winter Course
The Outdoor Adventures Winter course focuses on exposing students to the brilliant ski and snowboard culture of the Kootenays, as well as winter safety and survival skills. Students visit with Stellar Heli Ski to learn about the business side of skiing, which includes a tour of the helicopter and practice using transceivers. The course also includes an Avalanche Safety Training day and a Winter Survival Workshop with local experts. The overall favourites of the course however, are our trips to Whitewater where students take lessons and get a chance to improve and perfect their skills on the hill.