North Island Distance Education School


Fine Arts eCademy Grade Configuration 2014-15

February 4, 2014

For the past two years we have continued to grow and refine the Fine Arts eCademy and are extremely pleased with the performance of the program this year in particular. There is little doubt that with continued leadership and time, the instructional platform of FAE will mature into a program with a deep sense of culture and tradition.

One of the important changes we are looking to make this coming year is to shift the configuration of the upper intermediate group to a grade 6-8 platform so that it is similar in grade range to the K-2 and 3-5 cohorts. The program has historically had very few students in grade 9 and this is largely because it is a year of an important transition where it is best for the student to enroll in the secondary school that they will graduate out of in grade 12.

As such, we want to take this opportunity to inform our current grade 8 parents and students that for the fall of 2014, we will no longer be taking registrations for grade 9. Students in grade 8 & 9 will need to complete a cross-boundary transfer request with the district according to district policy. This request must be submitted to the district online by February 28th through the following link:

Should you have any questions or concerns about this change in configuration for grade 9 or require any assistance with the cross boundary process, please do not hesitate to ask Jen Turner, our consellor, or Jeff Stewart.

Thank you for your understanding and support of this change and for proceeding with the cross-boundary process as outlined above.

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