Programs of Choice

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KinderPAL is an early learning Program of Choice for kindergarten-age students in GPPSD schools. The Play and Learn experience is programming in a classroom setting where students experience peer-based play as they continue developing and growing their knowledge. 

Students will experience full school day learning with kindergarten programming for half their time, and the other half is KinderPAL. It follows the school’s full-day bell schedule and calendar. A certified teacher provides kindergarten curriculum instruction, and a KinderPAL Instructor provides KinderPAL programming.  

See more information about KinderPAL by visiting the Grande Prairie Public School Division site.
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To register, indicate in the Student Registration Form on page 2 under Programs of Choice, that you want your child registered for KinderPAL. Mid-year registrations may be accepted, check with the school.

The Academy Grande Prairie

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Follow Your Passion. Drive Your Education.

A passion for sports can positively drive a passion for education and character development. That is why we developed The Academy Grande Prairie.

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! See what passion-driven education can do for you.

The Academy Grande Prairie is offered out of eight schools across the Grande Prairie Public School Division. 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
    • 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. 

The Academy has two main branches: Skills Academy (Hockey and Golf) and Academy Athletics (multi-sport). Each of our schools listed will be able to access Academy Skills and Athletics programs. 

The Grande Prairie Composite High School offers The Academy Athletics for its students. High school students looking to enroll in a Skills Academy will attend Charles Spencer High School.

Program offerings are dependent on meeting minimum enrollment numbers.

For more information on The Academy see the GPPSD website 

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

Address: 7240 Poplar Drive, Grande Prairie, AB,  T8V 5A6

Phone: 780-532-1365
Fax: 780-539-9345



To register, indicate in the New Student Registration Form on page 2 under Programs of Choice, that you want your child registered for The Academy. An Academy Application form must also be completed.

Mid-year registrations may be accepted, check with the school.

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