Artistically-talented students passionate about dance, drama, visual arts or music can develop their skills in a welcoming and supportive environment through the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) Secondary Arts Program.
The intensive arts program offers a package of specialized arts credits that count toward a student’s high school diploma. Students can apply to one of the arts program disciplines, including dance, drama, visual arts and music (vocal and instrumental). Some schools offer piano, string and theatre technology.
Following is a list of the four YRDSB high schools that offer the Secondary Arts Program, along with the date and location of each school’s information session. Check out each school’s website to learn more about the program, attendance boundaries, audition requirements, contact information and application deadlines.
ALEXANDER MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL
300 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., Richmond Hill
Information session: Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts at 10268 Yonge St.
HURON HEIGHTS SECONDARY SCHOOL
40 Huron Heights Dr., Newmarket
Information session: Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Newmarket Theatre at 505 Pickering Cres.
UNIONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
201 Town Centre Blvd., Unionville
Information session: Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Flato Markham Theatre at 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.
Reserve at yrdsb.ca/schools/unionville.hs/Arts/Pages/default.aspx starting Oct. 1 or call 905-479-2787, ext. 431.
WESTMOUNT COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
1000 New Westminster Dr., Thornhill
Information session: Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the school.
Photo courtesy of the York Region District School Board.