Application Process

Curious about the program but not exactly sure how you can apply? 
Here are some tips!

1. Come to Leadership INFORMATION NIGHT 

  • Held on October 18, 2019 7:00pm-8:30pm at Windermere Secondary School. This will give you better insight about the program and the learning environment we are trying to build. More importantly, the Info Night will allow you to meet some current Leadership students and staff! We are looking forward to meeting you. 

2.  Complete the 2019 Application digitally. 

  • Access the digital application by clicking HERE. Please make sure to read the below statements beforehand. 

  • The online application must be completed in one sitting. There is no saving of the application progress. We recommend copying the following long answer questions and answering them on a separate document. Once done, start the application (copying your answers into the application form). 


      1) Tell us what you are interested and involved in, in your school and community. (250 words max)

      2) Tell us more about one of the activities you listed above by explaining what your goals were, the role you played, and what you learned in the process. (250 words max)

      3) Tell us about your involvement with sustainability and/or social justice issues. If you don’t have any, then tell us what sustainability and/or social causes you would be interested in being involved with. (250 words max)

      4) Tell us about an experience, in school or out, that taught you something about yourself and/or the world around you (250 words max)​
  • Remember to include the Grade 6 & most recent Grade 7 report card (with comments).

    • If you do not have a Grade 7 report card, by the application deadline, as long as your grade 6 report card is included, its okay.  

    • You can upload this by scanning the report card or by taking a photo of it. You can also upload it as a PDF. 

    • Be sure to have this ready to upload before you start the application

    • You can also upload a brief reference letter from a community member commenting on your character and suitability for our program. 

  • If Leadership is the only program you are applying for, you do not need to write the district assessment exam.

  • If you have limited online access and/or find the need for a physical copy of the application, please email 

3. Attend the LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT EVENT (January 17th 2020)

  • Congratulations, you have made it this far! 

  • Come to the Assessment event with a snack, water bottle, gym attire and your amazing personality and energy,

    • Don't be nervous; the assessment is filled with fun and collaborative activities including, games, challenges, and interviews. 

4.  OFFERS to the Program

  • Offers will be made in February, be on the look out for an email, phone call, or mail! 


October 18, 2019 

  • Leadership Information Night from 7pm - 8:30pm


October 24, 2019- November 7, 2019

  • VSB DSAP Online Registration open and closes

  • Note:Leadership does not consider the DSAP test in our application process; students must only register for the DSAP test if they are applying to other mini-school programs as well. Students applying for Leadership ONLY do not have to register for the test.


November 19, 2019

  • VSB DSAP exam from 1-4 pm at host schools

  • Did you miss the DSAP test?  Maybe the test didn't go well?  You can still apply to the Leadership Program! We do not even look at the test results in our application process!

December 19, 2019

  • Applications for leadership due


January 17, 2020

  • We will email all students who submitted a complete and on-time application an invitation to attend our mandatory  Leadership Assessment Event.  This will happen in the Windermere Secondary School gym from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. 

February 19, 2020

  • First Offers are sent out


February 26, 2020

  • Second Offers sent out


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