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The Academy

Follow Your Passion. Drive Your Education.

A passion for sports can positively drive a passion for education and character development. That is why the Grande Prairie Public School Division developed The Academy Grande Prairie to be delivered through our schools.

This Program of Choice integrates excellence in education, athletics, and positive character development in every day of our student-athletes' educational experience. 

Come join us! Watch our video to see what passion-driven education can do for your child.

Apply to Attend The Academy Grande Prairie

New Families to GPPSD can apply for your child to attend The Academy Programming by:

  • Log into SchoolEngage
  • Add Student
  • Select Student
  • Select the student from your student list you wish to complete the form for
  • Complete the 'New Student Registration Form'
  • On page 2 under the heading Programs of Choice, and click the 'I will be applying for my child to attend The Academy'

Register & Apply

Current GPPSD families can go directly to the PowerSchool Parent Portal:

  • Select SchoolEngage
  • Select 'Student'
  • Select the student from your student list you wish to complete the form for
  • Complete the 'Academy Application form'


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for Online Registration for overall questions you may have, or contact your neighbourhood school.

The Academy programming is delivered to students during regular school hours by highly qualified coaches. Depending on the programming, students will either remain at a GPPSD school site, or will travel to venues across the City of Grande Prairie or County of Grande Prairie.

There are two main branches to The Academy:

  • Skills Academy (Hockey, Golf), grades 4-12*
  • Academy Athletics (multi-sport), grades 4-12*

* For grades 9-12, the Grande Prairie Composite High School offers The Academy Athletics and Charles Spencer High School offers the Skills Academy. 

Please note program offerings are dependent on meeting minimum enrollment numbers.

​To create a distinctive community dedicated to true passion-based learning. To be an Academy Student means to commit to the highest standard of personal integrity, honesty, and academic growth. By combining this commitment to the pursuit of one’s own passion, we believe we can create a positive environment in which each student-athlete will realize their potential; academically, personally, and within their passion of choice.

Our main campus is at Alexander Forbes School – The Academy School. Students in the following schools are able to register for Academy Programs without leaving their boundary schools.

    • Alexander Forbes School - The Academy
    • Aspen Grove School
    • École Montrose
    • Isabel Campbell Public School
    • Grande Prairie Christian School
    • Derek Taylor Public School
    • Parkside Montessori
    • Charles Spencer High School - The Skills Academy
    • Grande Prairie Composite High School - The Academy Athletics

Students who live out of the school boundaries listed, and who want to attend Academy programming may apply to do so at Alexander Forbes School - The Academy School. 

Please note: Program offerings are dependent on meeting minimum enrollment numbers.

Explore the Possiblities: Our Skills Academy

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Connect with us

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Email: theacademy@gppsd.ab.ca
Phone: 1-780-532-1365
Fax: 1-780-539-9345
Address: 7240 Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, AB,  T8V 5A6.
Note: Our main office is located within Alexander Forbes School - The Academy School.

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