School District No. 42 is pleased to offer a variety of academies for students to participate in:
The Soccer Academy at Westview Secondary School offers unique soccer specific courses. In-class instruction will include instruction in fitness, nutrition, strength training, sport philosophy, goal setting, time management and leadership skills, coaching philosophies, and laws of the game. On the field, students will focus on individual skill development and game principles.
Pitt Ridge Hockey Association and Pitt Meadows Secondary School have developed a program and curriculum that provides students the opportunity to balance their educational requirements while developing their hockey skills. This program is available for students in grades 8 to 12. Students can receive credit for Physical Education (PE), Planning, Super-Fit, and Advanced Hockey. The PHRA, in consultation with students and parents helps design a personalized teaching plan catered to meet each player’s individual needs. Students are tested both on and off the ice monitoring their individual improvements. Students also receive video analysis, fitness assessments, one-on-one reviews and player profile reports.
The Thomas Haney Secondary School Equestrian Academy allows students in grades 10 to 12 to earn 16 credits for pursuing equine academic studies (classes twice per week) coupled with credit for practical applications of knowledge. Horse owners achieve the practical component by working with a coach or trainer or riding independently. Non horse owners can attend scheduled barn lessons (not mounted) at affiliate barns or may opt for riding lessons at their own expense.
The Maple Ridge Secondary Digital Art Academy equips students with the skills they need to create digital artwork for their personal enjoyment and their professional careers. Courses offered included PhotoShop, 3D modelling and animation, special effects for film, desktop publishing, website design, multimedia programming for game development, and music composition and sound engineering. Students completing three digital art courses will qualify for a certificate from the academy. At least one of the courses must be at the grade 12 level.