HPAD is a unique multi-sport approach to athlete development that relies on collaborative facilitation by teachers and specialized experts in sport and athletic development. This is the CBE’s first high performance pathway that is based on the long term athlete development principles which builds; motivation, confidence, physical literacy, and life long passion for athletic pursuits.
Students attain, develop, and advance their athletic knowledge and skill development through theory, training, and immersion activities. Immersion activities have included sports such as; speed skating, learn to push in skeleton and bobsleigh, track and field, Olympic lifting, fencing, orienteering, and rowing. A full year program where student can earn up to 15 high school credits in their grade 10 year.
More detailed information available under FAQ-HPAD-Pathway linked under Resources
HPAD is a sport program approved by the CBE that benefits from the support of community partnerships and works primarily with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, who coordinates partnerships, provides coaching and theoretical expertise, as well as access to high performance training facilities. HPAD is recognized by provincial and national sport organization, Own the Podium and Canadian Olympic Committee.
University of Calgary Kinesiology Dual Credit opportunity - Students earn high school and post-secondary credits in grade 12 to enrich their learning while preparing for the rigor of university.
Open to all high school students in the Calgary area who are motivated athletes and looking to expand their knowledge and skills as multisport athletes.
What do 3rd year students say about HPAD?
Student #1 - I love being active and trying new things. The knowledge that I’ve acquired in HPAD, I’ve been able to apply to my sport and it has given me an edge that not all athletes have. I believe being a multi-sport athlete is very beneficial and I’ve come to understand that through HPAD.
Student #2 - I enrolled in HPAD for a final year because this pathway has been the reason I’ve grown. I knew it from my grade 9 year that this opportunity would help to change my life, and I have made countless amazing memories and friends.
Student #3 - I love HPAD. I love trying different sports, I love physical activity, I love the core ideology of the program (Multisport athletes), and I love the break from academics. This is also a good head start towards kinesiology, a program I am more than likely going to study.
Bowness High School, along with several other high performance sites including Winsport, the Olympic Oval, Glenmore reservoir, and more.
We will be accepting applications from February 1 to March 15, 2021. Please use the links under Resources to download the application form and checklist. We look forward to reading your application.
Please note that the transfer process and paperwork are being updated by the CBE and will be available at the beginning of February for those families who will be applying to HPAD as an out of area transfer student. Please check the CBE website for more information.
Virtual Open House
The Grade 9 Open House was held on January 19, 2021, and an HPAD information session was included. Please use these links to view the recordings of the open house and the HPAD information session.
For inquiries, please contact -
Learning Leader, Coordinator - High Performance Athlete Development Pathway
403-286-5092 Ext 5147
BOWNESS HIGH SCHOOL