S.O.A.R. Elite Athletic Program

About the Program

S.O.A.R. is an elite program designed to enhance:

  • Athletic Performance
  • Academic Achievement
  • Character Attributes

Program Description

S.O.A.R. is a unique athletic program currently for students in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in all pathways. The program includes personal fitness, health and nutrition, certifications, mentorship, guest speakers, field trips and post-secondary partnerships. It is a demanding, high-level program that provides student athletes with the skills and attitude to enhance performance and academic achievement.

S.O.A.R. students are elite-level athletes or athletes looking to train at an elite level. They are dedicated to athletic and academic achievement and are of good character. S.O.A.R. is designed to balance the athletic, academic, social/emotional and family demands that student athletes encounter.

S.O.A.R. students can apply for the Sports SHSM in Grade 11 which will include certifications (Concussion Awareness, Wrapping and Taping for Performance, Officiating, Working with Individuals with Disabilities, CPR, Standard First Aid) and co-op. PSAT/SAT preparation assistance is available upon request.

Grade Requirements

Grade 9 Program

  • 1 compulsory and 1 elective credit in Physical Education (one each semester)
  • 5 compulsory credits in Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, English
  • 1 elective credit: Food and Nutrition (has a focus on athletics), Art, Music, Drama, Business, or Technology

Grade 10 Program

  • 2 elective credits in Physical Education (one each semester)
  • 5 compulsory credits in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Careers/Civics
  • 1 elective credit of choice

Grade 11 Program

  • 2 elective credits in Physical Education (one each semester) 
  • 2 compulsory credits in English and Mathematics
  • 4 elective credits of choice

Grade 12 Program

  • 1 elective credit in Physical Education 
  • 1 compulsory credit in English
  • 5 elective credits of choice

For acceptance into the S.O.A.R. program an application is required; please contact your Grade 8 Teacher or the Principal/Guidance Counsellor at PJC.