New to Laval Junior Academy as of the 2018-2019 school year, the Sport-Études program is designed for high performing athletes who are able to succeed with a regular academic course load presented in a shortened period of time.
The Sport-Études program allows students to combine high-level participation in a sport and a focus on academics, facilitating the achievement of excellence in both areas.
This high-level program is recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) and is administered in conjunction with provincial sports federations.
The Sport Federations involved have concluded protocols with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and Laval Junior Academy, local clubs and associations, and Le Ministère de l'Éducation et Enseignement supérieur(MEES). Entrance criteria and practice requirements are set by the individual federations.
To be eligible for the LJA Sport-Études program, athletes must be connected with one of the recognized Sports Federations. Further information on the Provincial Sport-Études program can be found at the MEES website.
The primary requirements for admission and retention in the LJA The Sport-Études program are:
- The student must be classified by a sports federation as an espoir, relève, excellence or élite athlete;
- The student must be eligible to attend a public English School in the province of Quebec;
- The student-athletes are subject to the same evaluation processes as all other students (ie. LJA Standards and Procedures, School Board Examinations, etc.)
- The student-athletes must maintain the program’s academic and behavior standards and expectations.
For more information on Laval Junior Academy’s The Sport-Études program, please contact coordinator Chris Lemay at firstname.lastname@example.org.