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Thank you for your interest in the SPARTs program. The 2024-2025 application deadline has now passed (Dec 22, 2023). We are now reviewing applications and will reach out to successful applicants in Feb/March 2024.

 Important SPARTS Dates:

·            SPARTS Course Planning Information Night – Wednesday, January 24, 2024 @ 6pm Magee Secondary School

    SPARTS Course Planning 2023-24.pdf
SPARTS Information Night – Monday, October 23, 2023 @ 6pm Magee Secondary School

     SPARTS 2023-24.pdf

  • SPARTS 2024-25 Applications Due: Friday, December 22, 2023 @ 3pm VIA EMAIL only to SPARTS Coordinator, Danniel Lin (
  • Last day of acceptance notifications:  Friday, March 15, 2024


The Sparts program was introduced at Magee in 1985 to offer a part-time educational program to students participating in High Performance Athletics at the provincial, national, or international levels, and to students performing in an area of the Arts at an extremely high level of excellence. Since then, the Magee Sparts program has seen a number of athletes and artists go on to have successful careers in their chosen disciplines.

SPARTS students are required to take a minimum of 4 courses (2 per semester) either in the AM or PM. These are regular classes and will commence even if students are away due to their participation in extra-curricular activities. The SPARTS off-timetable blocks are when these students are off-campus training or practicing. SPARTS students can use FIT blocks to stay on top of their courses/assessments and we encourage constant communication with teachers to stay on top of course work. Teachers are not expected to provide additional lessons or teach remotely. SPARTS students are expected to be independent, communicative, and cooperative learners.

Students considering applying to the SPARTS Program:

  • need to be in 25 or more hours of supervised, Mon-Fri training, with certified coaches/instructors
  • need to be performing at an elite level (provincial/national ranking, etc.), and have evidence of performance
  • need to have G and E work habits
  • should have good academic achievement and excellent organizational skills
  • two years of documented performance/competition required


Course Selection Information:

  • Gr. 8-9 SPARTS students are encouraged to take core academics (English, Math, Science, Socials) in school. Some choose to take 2nd Language online. Careers 8/9 is taken remotely through TEAMS.
  • Gr. 10 SPARTS students are recommended to take SPARTS PE 10 and will need to plan for CLE10. There are many graduation requirements in Gr.10, so flexibility is limited.
  • Gr.11 SPARTS students are recommended to take SPARTS Active Living 11 if additional credits need to be earned towards graduation. There are many Gr. 11 academic (English, Math, Science, Socials) requirements that students will need to complete. All students can take a Social Studies 12 courses in this grade.
  • Gr.12 SPARTS students are recommended to take SPARTS Active Living 12 if additional credits need to be earned towards graduation. While English 12 is the only required academic course for graduation, students need an additional three Gr. 12 courses. Some students take additional Gr. 12 academic courses as pre-requisites for certain post-secondary plans (university).
  • Gr. 10-12 SPARTS students will need to take additional remote/online courses or receive external Transfer Credit (TS) certifications to maintain successful graduation pathway.
  • Please be aware of these important graduation requirements in Gr. 10-12:
    • Minimum 80 credits to graduate
    • Career Life Education (CLE10) and Career Life Connections (CLC12)
    • Provincial assessment (Literacy 10, Numeracy 10, Literacy 12)
    • Indigenous Grad Requirement (English First Peoples 11 or BC First Peoples 12)
    • One Arts/Applied Design, Skills, Technologies course (please make sure to plan for this)



New SPARTS applicant registration information

  • Gr. 7 students already in a Vancouver School Board elementary school will have their information sent to their catchment secondary school; please email completed SPARTS application package directly to coordinator
  • Gr. 8-12 VSB students should email completed SPARTS application package directly to coordinator
  • Independent school applicants should apply to their VSB English catchment school online, bring supporting VSB documentation to their English catchment school and email completed SPARTS application package directly to coordinator
  • Out of district students NEW to the Vancouver School Board applicants should apply to Magee Secondary directly, and email completed SPARTS application package, VBE Student Application form and a copy of the birth certificate directly to coordinator
  • International Students need to apply to the Vancouver School Board's International Office, and request the Magee SPARTs program. Email completed SPARTS application package directly to coordinator
  • All late applicants will not be guaranteed SPARTS Program spots, no matter how strong the application is. The best chance to enter the SPARTS Program is to apply prior to the listed deadline.

 Any questions or concerns regarding current or future SPARTS Program students, please email Danniel Lin, SPARTS Coordinator (

Downloadable application:

SPARTS Students In The News

Maria Min won the U17 Canadian Junior National Squash Championships (Oct, 2021). Congratulations Maria!

Wesley Chiu won the gold medal, representing Canada in the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix in France. He followed up his win with another great Grand Prix result; winning the bronze medal in Russia. 

Richmond's Wesley Chiu won the gold medal for Canada at the Junior Grand Prix in France last weekend

Rachel Wang has won Pre-Novice Women's Silver Medal at the 2020 BC Winter Games!

Amy Shao earned her National Competition Title as:
2020 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Novice Women Champion!

 Izzy Fraser Made The Field Hockey Canada Women's National Team!

Zack Moldowan fought <through<="" span="">a fever to take 3rd place in his weight class at the 2018 Western Canadian Age Class Wrestling Championships!

Maya Chandrashekaran competed in Youth America Grand Prix, finishing in the Top 12 for Classical Ballet and in 2nd place for Contemporary Ballet, as one of the youngest competitors in the 12-14 age group!

Our fingers are crossed for the Maya, as she has been placed on a waitlist for the NYC finals in April!  In addition to her recent performances, she has been admitted to summer programs with the National Ballet School in Toronto, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Cincinnati Ballet. 

Alan Liulan Liu at the 2016 GFA Senior Competition, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and in the Richmond News.

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