Academy & Choice Programs

 (Does not include DHA)

Academy programs are District run elective classes that may or may not take place at a different high school than where the student attends. Programs are credited courses scheduled within the school day. These courses fulfill student’s graduation requirements. Students must find their own transportation to the Academy.  Students from both out-of-catchment and out-of-district are eligible to participate in an academy program.  Out-of-district students must be registered at a Delta school.

PLEASE NOTE:   Please check that your school’s schedule is compatible with your chosen Academy.  Both the Academy program and your school would have to be on the same school system either both linear or both on the semester system.

Applying for an Academy Program is a two-part process:

1)  Apply through MyEd during course selection. (See your counselor for help)
     AND
2)  Apply through online registration on the Delta Academies website

For online application, fees, videos, program content and information, visit: deltaacademies.ca or call (604) 952-5374.

Film Acting

The Studio – Delta Manor Education Centre
Gr. 8-12 All Genders

Coordinated by SDSS Drama Teacher, Jennifer Mckee, this academy offers aspiring film and television actors the opportunity to work with working professional actors, Cameron Bancroft, Alex Zahara, Veronica Long, Marc-Anthony Messiah and other talented guest instructors.  Students will take on a serious study of on-camera work including auditioning, scene study, and meeting with industry professionals to guide their learning (including agents, casting directors, acting coaches, etc.).  Students will work on career development for success in Vancouver’s vibrant film acting industry where we are the third largest film and TV production center in North America!  Students will work in collaboration with students in the Film Production Academy and Film Visual Effects Academy. (2 block program)

Film Production

The Studio – Delta Manor Education Centre
Gr. 8 – 12 All Genders

Coordinated by SDSS Drama teacher Jennifer McKee, this academy is designed for aspiring young film, television and documentary makers interested in learning the artistic and technical aspects of storytelling in pre-production, production and post-production processes from leading industry professionals: Garnet Campbell and Jason Mills This academy is ideal for students wanting to develop a successful career in Vancouver’s vibrant film acting industry where we are the third largest film and TV production center in North America! Students will work in collaboration with students in the Film Acting Academy and Film Visual Effects Academy. (2 block program)

Film Visual Effects (VFX)

The Studio – Delta Manor Education Centre
Gr. 8 – 12 All Genders

This academy is designed for aspiring young Visual Effects Artists (VFX)!   Students work with top Vancouver Industry professionals to learn the basics key components of VFX. Students learn the basics of: photography, modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, rotoscoping, matte painting, compositing, dynamics, rendering to name a few!   This program is run with the support of CG Masters Professional Training Centre.   This academy is ideal for students wanting to develop a successful career in Vancouver’s vibrant film industry where we are the third largest film and TV production center in North America! Students will work in collaboration with students in the Film Acting Academy and Film Production Academy to experience a real world collaborative process.  (2 block program)