Regional Sports Program Application 2023-2024
Download and complete the Regional Sports Program Applacation 2023-2024
Regional Sports Program Open House
November 9, 2022
School Tours and Team/Club Representatives - 6:45-7:30
Presentation - 7:30 pm
Regional Sports Application Process
Application Forms and the Application Process will be discussed at the Open House on November 9th. All material and instructions will be available on this page after that date.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – Regional Sports Information Night 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Applications available on the school website
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – Applications due to St. Martin C.S.S.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – First Round Of Offers (Parents will be contacted via email)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – Last Day for acceptance for first round of offers.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Second Round of Offers (Parents will be contacted via email)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – Acceptance for Second Round of Offers Due.
About our Regional Sports Program
St. Martin Catholic Secondary School Regional Sports Program, is an athletic and leadership focused learning program that promotes healthy lifestyles and lifelong skills to assist our students to excel in their future careers. Our program is open to all students entering grade nine from any region. Our students are exposed to a variety of opportunities to increase their knowledge of sport specific skills and build their leadership skills. Students do not have to be elite athletes to join the program. The program is developed for students who have a passion for sports.
Key features of our program:
- All year Physical and Health Education courses in grade nine and ten. Students will be able to choose between five different courses in each grade. Students will transition into our Sports SHSM for grade 11 and 12.
- Required involvement in Leadership opportunities which are built into the program courses.
- Students have the opportunity to participate in unique events afforded to our Regional Sports students
- Participate in career forums and hear from guest speakers
- Attend sporting events and hear from professionals to better assist in choosing a career path
Frequently Asked Questions About our Regional Sports Program
Who can apply?
Anyone that has a passion for sport, fitness, and recreation is encouraged to apply! This can take many forms:
- sports journalists,
- sports photographers,
- sports physicians,
- event planners/coordinators,
- and trainers are all examples of pathways to explore within the Regional Sports Program.
Do I need to be an elite athlete?
Elite athletes are always welcome but are not the main focus of our program.
Do you have a High Performer’s Program?
We do not have an official High Performer’s Program, but we do work with students’ unique and specific training demands. Contact the guidance department for more information.
Do I need to be Catholic to attend St. Martin?
Dufferin-Peel is an open access school board, and we welcome all students of all faith backgrounds.
What happens to my elective credits?
You are required to take a physical education credit in each year. This means that by graduation four of your thirty required credits for an OSSD will be Regional Sports Credits. Our Regional Sports students transition into our highly successful Sports SHSM program for grades 11 and 12. You will still have room for electives as you move through your high school career as a student.
Do you provide transportation?
No, we do not. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board does not provide bus transportation to any regional program.
Where do extracurricular activities fit?
As a Regional Sports Program student you are expected to be involved in promoting fitness, recreation, and sport in the school and in the community. We encourage all Regional Sports Students to get involved in the school community through extra curricular games and clubs.
Why are there program fees?
Program fees are in place to subsidize curricular content. Field trips, certifications, guest speakers, transportation, and apparel are all included in program fees. There is an annual $200 program fee in order to participate in this program. There is no application fee.
What happens if I leave the program?
If you decide to leave the program, you will be re-directed to your home school at the conclusion of the semester/year.