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Please register through the Academies Website (link below):

Registration is open for the 2024-25 school year.

SD62 Academieshttps://www.sd62.bc.ca/programs-services/academies

What is the Eco Academy?

The ECO Academy is an exciting new cohort-based academy that explores scientific and food systems issues alongside skills associated with ecology, community, and experiential place-based learning! It is open to all Grade 9 and 10 students. Students will actively participate in an immersive interdisciplinary program, focused on the central themes of Eco-literacy, Community, Experiential Learning, and Global and Local Food Systems. Learning will be rooted in curricular outcomes, with high standards for extending inquiry, collaboration, and self-direction. Learning programs will be aligned with the seasons and local Indigenous 13 Moons calendar. Students will earn credit for the following courses: Science 9 or 10 (MSC—09ECO or MSC—10ECO, respectively); Foods STX 10 (MFOOD10ECO).

Who is this for?

ECO Academy will be a good fit for grade 9 and 10 students who enjoy learning in nature, working together to address real world issues, contributing to community, and learning through hands-on experience.


Scholarships will be available. Students can register through the Sooke School District Academy Site.

What does the learning environment look like?

In a usual week, students can expect to spend 60% of their time in a traditional learning environment (a classroom or lab). The remaining 40% will be actively integrated learning in a variety of settings; hiking forests and beaches, growing and preparing healthy and delicious food from a variety of cultures, working together in Community Service Learning, and combining this experience with deep academic inquiry.