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Application Process


Invitations to the Challenge Studio interviews were emailed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  If you did not receive an email, we are unfortunately unable to see your child.  Thank you for your interest in our program.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Eric Hamber Challenge Studio Information Night – It will be held in the school auditorium from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Students and parents are welcome.

2019/2020 Challenge Studio application form:

Gr. 8 Challenge Studio Program - Application & Enrolment Course Selection Forms - 2020-2021.pdf

Please note that Private School students will also need to complete an additional application form from the Vancouver School Board.  

VSB Student Application Form.pdf

Thursday, October 24 to Thursday, November 07, 2019

On-line Registration for test – All applicants for any VSB mini school program are required to write a District Alternative Programs test.  Register on the VSB website.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Test for District Alternative Programs ­– 1:00-4:00pm.  You will be assigned a location when you register for the test. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Deadline to apply for Hamber Challenge Studio – To apply for our program, you must submit:

1) a Hamber Challenge Studio application form (with supporting documents requested on the  application form) 2) a photocopy of your Grade 6 final report card

Application forms must be delivered to the Eric Hamber main office (5025 Willow Street) by 3:00 pm.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hamber Challenge Studio interview – Students selected for an interview will be contacted by Wednesday, January 15.

PLEASE NOTE:  Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  We unfortunately do not have the resources to contact all applicants.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

First Offers are made – Students will be contacted via parent email.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Deadline for First Offer acceptances – By 12:00 noon.

 Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Second Offers are made – Students will be contacted via parent email.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Deadline for Second Offer acceptances – By 12:00 noon.

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