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Mini Schools FAQs

What are the Mini School Programs?

The Vancouver School District Mini School programs provide opportunities for enrichment for students who are residents of Vancouver, are able to work at an above average or Applying level, are highly motivated and who would benefit from a learning environment with highly motivated peers.

What are the requirements for application to the Mini School program in Grade 8?

Students must first apply to the District Registry and then apply to each program separately.  See each program's website for details about their specific application process.  For some programs, application forms are available online and others may be picked up at the school where the program is offered.  

When will I hear if I am accepted?

First offers of acceptance will be emailed or telephoned at the end of  February.  Second offers of acceptance will be sent out in March.  

What should I do if I am offered a placement in a program?

If you are offered a placement in a program, you will be given a deadline to reply with your acceptance of that offer.  It is also courteous to inform the program if you decide not to accept.

What should I do if I am not offered a placement in a program?

If you have not received an offer on the first offer date you may still be offered a placement as the second offer process unfolds in early March.  You must reply then by the given deadline with your acceptance. It is also courteous to inform the program if you decide not to accept.

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