Listed below are steps to apply for the Point Grey Mini School Program. For more information on mini school application, please visit the VSB's site, http://www.vsb.bc.ca/programs/mini-school-registration#.
From time to time, very limited spaces become available in upper grades at PG Mini. For those Grade 7 applicants who are interviewed and are not selected, their applications will be held a pool of applications should a space become available. It is incumbent on these students to update their applications as late grade applicants in subsequent years. If you are looking to apply to join the PG Mini program in upper grades, please download a PG Mini late grade application form and submit it to Point Grey Secondary in person. Applications will be reviewed and held on file in case space becomes available.
Note that students must register for both the District Test and the program(s) to which they are applying, in this case, Point Grey Mini.
7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -Point Grey Auditorium 2nd floor
An information night is held every year in the fall. Any students who may be interested in applying to Point Grey Mini and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Information about the Mini program and how to apply will be discussed.
3:30 AM, Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Deadline for Applications
Students must apply to each Mini school program separately. A link to our on-line application form cab be found at the top of this page. If your Grade 7 first term report card is not available by the December 19th deadline, submit your Grade 6 FINAL report with the on-line application. Then submit your Grade 7 first term grades to the Point Grey Secondary School office as they become available until 4PM Friday, January 17th, 2020. As the VSB is undergoing changes to the reporting process for elementary schools, some pilot schools will not have Grade 7 term one reports available. In these pilot school cases, applications will be deemed complete with only the Grade 6 final report card. All other incomplete applications for any other reason will be disqualified. Note: Please hand in applications to the Point Grey Main School Office by deadline.
Midnight, October 24th to 4 pm November 7, 2019- Deadline for Registration for the Test
PLEASE NOTE NOVEMBER 7TH IS DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR DISTRICT TEST. All students who apply for Mini school programs must also register online at www.vsb.ca starting on October 24th, for the November 19th District Alternate Programs Test. The District Test includes cognitive skills (puzzles), math, and English comprehension/writing sections. There is nothing to study beforehand and no test examples from previous years are provided. This is an assessment of a student's current cognitive levels and, along with the application helps our staff create an interview list of prospective students. Remember that you must also complete and submit an application to Point Grey Mini School separately.
Note: No exceptions will be made for students missing the registration deadline.
1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The test is on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 and will take about 2-3 hours (including breaks) to write. Test locations and start times will be announced in the fall. No test results are given to parents or students. Students are advised to bring a pencil, pen, and eraser to the test and to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the time of the test.
January 28th - January 30 2020
A sense of community and class unity is extremely important at Point Grey Mini. The interview helps ensure that each class is diverse, and composed of students who will work well together. We receive well over 300 applications each year and short list approximately 100 students to be interviewed. We will call families from the evening of January (TBA) to set up interview times from January 28th to January 30th, 2020. Please note that we will only be able to call the families of students to whom we are offering interviews. Please do not call Point Grey Secondary to inquire as to the status of your application.
Late February 2020
Offers and acceptances will happen in two rounds. On February 19th, families of students who have been accepted (first offers) will be contacted by phone. Acceptance replies to first offers must be received by February 21st at noon. Students who do not receive offers in the first round may still receive offers on February 26th (second offers), depending on the number of available spots left. Acceptance replies for second offers must be received by February 27th at noon.