Programs of Choice & Academies



Qualicum School District is proud to offer a range of Programs of Choice that provide unique and innovative learning opportunities for our diverse student population. 

Programs of Choice are staffed consistent with the district's overarching methodology and philosophy regarding financial prudence.  For these reasons, Programs of Choice classrooms are often (like regular classrooms) organized into combined grade configurations.  All program options either align with or support the B.C. curriculum and help provide a pathway towards Grade 12 graduation.​ 

​Please Note:  Students MUST be registered at their catchment school prior to applying to a program of choice.

The Board of Education is committed to Programs of Choice placement sustainability to the best extent possible, but must balance this commitment with emergent building capacity pressures, and the importance of students being able to attend their neighbourhood school.  All Programs of Choice are reviewed annually as part of the budget process.  Programs of Choice typically generate much interest and are continued each year; however, they can be subject to cancellation due to enrollment and budgetary considerations. Therefore, your application for a particular Program of Choice may not be confirmed until May of the current school year. Please be aware that space in these programs is limited.


Programs of Choice