The reputation the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy has acquired over several years with respect to developing extremely fast skating, highly skilled hockey players in Canada and around the world is no secret. As principal of George Elliott Secondary School, I am excited about the opportunity we have, as a school with a reputation of equal excellence, to provide the academic component for the Pursuit of Excellence program. The Academy’s philosophy that schooling is the Number One priority makes it easy to provide a high standard of education for each athlete regardless of their academic ability or what country they come from.
Our school’s partnership with the Municipality of Lake Country enables us to have facilities far greater than many larger high schools, including a full community theatre, two gymnasiums, and a fitness centre. Yet, because of our relatively small enrolment (800 students), we as a staff, are able to get to know our students (Grades 8-12) on an individual basis. This unique combination makes our working relationship with the POE Academy a perfect fit.
In addition to providing a wide range of courses including Advanced Placement, George Elliott Secondary School has become a model for other schools in the Province because of some of its unique courses. Our “Healthy Lifestyles” program has been a huge success and has received tremendous support from the community. Our Healthy Living retreats, Free Fruit and Vegetable program and our continually evolving student-run school store are models for the entire province.
We look forward to working with your son or daughter in what is sure to be one of the most positive experiences of their life time!