Peel Region High Performers Program Grade 4 &5 @ Britannia Public School Ms. Syed & Ms. Maguda


Our Mission Statement

The High Performers Program is designed to support aspiring athletes, artists, and musicians as they pursue a high level of excellence in their respective activity.

What kind of students enrol in this program?

Level 6-9 Provincial Gymnasts (25+ hours/week)

National Level Gymnasts (30+ hours/week)

Tennis, Nationally ranked (24+ hours/week)

Figure Skating (c. 25+ hours/week)

Competitive Dance (c. 25+ hours/week)

AAA Hockey (c. 18+ hours/week)

Actors & Musicians (c. 15+/ week)

We are not affiliated with any specific training or sports program. We are a public school that runs independently from private training programs.


Morning Session Starts at 8:40 a.m.

Entry: 8:35

Learning Block A: 8:40-10:20

Recess: 10:20-10:40

Snack: 10:40-11:00

Learning Block B: 11:00-11:50

11:50 Dismissal

Afternoon Session Starts at 11:50 a.m.

Entry: 11:50

Learning Block A: 11:50-1:00

Recess: 1:00-1:20

Lunch: 1:20-1:40

Learning Block B: 1:40-3:00

3:00 Dismissal

Flexibility with accountability


HPP students have significantly more homework than their full day peers.

Homework activities are assigned on Google Classroom and are usually due within one to two weeks. This gives student enough time to plan around any games, events, etc.

Deadlines are negotiable as long as they are discussed well in advance of the due date.

How do students learn in the HPP?

Google Classroom
  • Flipped Classroom: We use Google Classroom and Flipgrid for students to participate in self-directed lessons online at home (or anywhere!) and hands-on learning activities are done in class
  • All subjects are combined through student inquiry so that we can go deeper into our learning
  • Inquiry-Based Learning: Students have to investigate an open question or problem. They have to use evidence-based reasoning and creative problem solving to reach a conclusion which they must defend, either individually or collaboratively

Technology in the HPP

Technology is integral to the HP program. All PDSB students are given a school G Suite account.

HPP students will use tech for…

  • Communication
  • Peer collaboration
  • Research/Inquiry
  • E-learning and modules
  • Composing slides/documents

Are You a Good Fit?

Are you an organized student?

Are you good at following instructions and managing your time?

Can you work independently and collaboratively in an effective manner when needed?

Do you have a positive attitude about learning?

Is your training schedule heavy enough that you are training at least 4-5 days a week?


  • Probationary review for students after each reporting period
  • Students may be placed into probation if they are not meeting the academic and behavioural criteria of the program.
  • Students who continue to struggle may have their acceptance revoked for the following school year
The application process

What are we looking for in the applications?

When reviewing the applications, board staff will look for:

  • Coach/Instructor's reference letter, which indicates:
  1. Level of performance (regional, provincial or national level)
  2. Training schedule
  3. Competition schedule
  • Coach/Instructor's certifications/credentials
  • Handwritten student submission – why they believe they should attend the program
  • Most recent report card (Term 1 or Term 2) indicating a strong set of learning skills (Es & Gs )
  • There is no cost to attend the program. There is an application fee of $40.
things to consider

Application Checklist

  • Coach/Instructor's verification of training
  • Handwritten student submission
  • Learning Skills from the student's most recent term 1 or 2 report card (Good to Excellent )
  • Application fee of $40

Individual Considerations

What are my child’s academic strengths and needs?

How will my child adapt to a program emphasizing greater independence?

How will my child adapt to an environment of greater self regulation and personal responsibility?


Applications Open: Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

First round acceptance offers issued: Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 by 3:30 p.m.

First round offers accepted by:​ Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 by 3:30 p.m.

Schools will continue to accept applications after the first round of offers have been made. However, in order to be considered for the next school year, it is strongly advised that all applications be submitted by the Spring as acceptances are issued based on the availability of space in each grade level.

Apply TODAY!

Want to know more?

Please read our Commonly Asked Questions page:

Classroom specific questions: Call Ms. Syed and Ms. Maguda at 905-814-1146

Application & logistic questions: Email HPP_BritanniaPS@peelsb.com

Created By
Anisa SYED


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