New Specialty Program for High Performer Athletes to be Introduced at Holy Cross CA Next Year

The York Catholic District School Board voted to implement the High Performer Athlete Program at Holy Cross Catholic Academy at its Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

The program will kick-off in September 2018, and students and their parents who are interested in enrolling in the program are invited to attend an Open House being held at the school on Wednesday November 22, 2017. The Open House will provide visitors with essential program details and allow time for questions.

The High Performer Athlete (HPA) Program is an academic-based program for elite student-athletes who already participate in regional, provincial, national, or international competition, and who have aspirations to obtain their high school diploma and continue on to study at a post-secondary institution either in Canada or the United States.

Student’s in Holy Cross’ HPA Program will benefit from a flexible timetable to help them balance both their academic and athletic commitments, while also earning high school credits for the work they put into their training. Programming in the High Performer Athlete Program is specifically designed to meet each student-athlete’s individual needs. HPA students will also have a dedicated school HPA coordinator to help monitor their academic progress and advise on elective courses that will work with their unique student timetables.

The program is open to all high school students in York Region and surrounding municipalities who compete in regional, provincial, national, or international athletic competitions. Admission to the program is based on the submission of a completed HPA application package, which includes a letter of reference from the student’s coach. The HPA application package will be shared at the November 22nd Open House, and will also be available via the HPA Program website, after the Open House. The deadline to register in the HPA Program for September 2018 is January 31, 2018. Space is limited.

“Holy Cross Catholic Academy is pleased to offer the High Performer Athlete Program for student athletes,” says Ed Lavor, Principal. “Our school has a rich history of helping student athletes meet both their academic and athletic goals. We have long recognized that there is a strong need for a flexible academic program for athletes in York Region and we are excited that our new HPA Program will provide more support for these elite athletes. I invite all interested students, parents, and coaches to our upcoming Open House to learn more about this fantastic program.”

High Performer Athlete Program Open House
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • High Performer Athlete Program Presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the library
  • General School Open House at 7 p.m.
  • Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Academy, 7501 Martin Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 1A5