ENTRANCE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ICAN - INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE - FINE ARTS FOCUS - SPORTS EXCELLENCE

 

Please note that due to the Covid-19 safety measures, exceptionally for this year, there will not be an academic entrance exam. 

Applicants will be assessed according to the marks on their Gr. 5 report card. 

For students applying into Sports Excellence and Fine Arts Focus, please read below for specific information regarding the athletic evaluations and audition information. 

The end of year grade 5 report card will be needed (to be uploaded in a pdf format) during the online application process. 

To apply to our concentration programs, parents must register their child by completing the online application form.

 

THE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. 

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE WAS OCTOBER 30, 2020

 

Fine Arts Focus October 2020 Auditions will be held through Zoom.   Dates/times to be confirmed by the FAF Coordinators.

Fine Arts Focus audition criteria by discipline:

DANCE Criteria (experienced dancers only)

Applicants are asked to prepare a 1 minute original creation (solo) in the dance style of their choice.  They will perform their solo live through Zoom.  Students will also be interviewd and asked to demonstrate dance technique during the audition.  Applicants are asked to dress to dance*.

Students will be evaluated on their technical skills, their energy, their stage presence, and their overall performance. 

*Students should be prepared to dance in proper dance attire. Proper attire includes running shoes and ballet OR jazz shoes.  Students should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for ballet, jazz, contemporary and hiphop.

VISUAL ARTS Criteria

Applicants will participate in an online drawing test.  They will also be required to present in a Zoom interview, a student portfolio of 6-7 pieces of varying art works (painting, drawing, sculptures, etc.)  that reflect:

Presentation
Technical Ability
Technical Versatility
Originality
Imagination
Along with the portfolio, students must be prepared to present during their Zoom interview, a one to two paragraph explanation of the process they went through to create one of the pieces in their portfolio.

DRAMA Criteria

Applicants will be required to be prepared to present a 1-2 minute monologue that will be delivered live through a Zoom interview.  This monologue may be an original creation or from a play. (Monologues taken from movies are strongly discouraged.) Be sure that the monologue is well-rehearsed and memorized. The monologue will be assessed on the following criteria :

VOICE: Volume, Tone, and Vocal Characterization.
PHYSICALIZATION: Movement and Stage Presence

Applicants will also be required to submit a 1-page essay describing the planning and rehearsal process for the monologue. This must be submitted in an envelope with the child’s name on it at the beginning of the audition.

During the audition, applicants will also be interviewed.

MUSIC Criteria

Applicants will be required to prepare a video recording of themselves performing 3 contrasting pieces, totaling a maximum of 8 minutes.  More detailed information concerning the format and submission of this recording will be provided at the time of application.  Applicants may perform on a band instrument (flute, trumpet, drum kit, etc.), guitar, piano, or vocally.  Students may audition with pieces in any style or genre, including but not limited to Classical, Jazz, Pop, Broadway, and Rock. 

 Applicants will also undergo a Zoom interview which will include questions on their motivation for entering the program, their musical background, and their musical goals.  Applicants will also undergo a series of short musical aptitude exercises during the zoom interview.  Applicants will be asked about band instrument preferences, as well as preference for private lesson specialization (voice, piano, or guitar). The interview will last a total of no more than 15 minutes, including the interview and exercises.  

 

Please take note of the following information for the athletic evaluations for each sport:

All Sport Evaluations have been postponed until the month of November or until further notice.  We will contact registered applicants with the new dates and times once we are permitted to hold them.

Gymnastics: Postponed until November or further notice.

Basketball: Postponed until November or further notice.

Hockey: Postponed until November or further notice.

Soccer: Postponed until November or further notice.

Track and Field: Postponed until November or further notice.

Swimming: Postponed until November or further noticed.

 

 

PLACEMENT DECISIONS WILL BE MAILED MID-NOVEMBER 2020.

 

If you are currently a Secondary 1 to 4 student and you are interested in joining a program for next September (2021), please contact a program coordinator to obtain a registration form and make sure you have all the requirements. There are spaces available every year in each program.

Questions concerning the programs or the application procedures may be directed as follows:

  • Ms. Angela Cavaliere, International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator: Tel. 450-678-1070, extension #6582
  • Ms. Deborah Marleau Cavalheiro, Fine Arts Focus Program Coordinator for Dance and Drama: Tel. 450-678-1070, extension #6581
  • Ms. Andrea Schellenberg, Fine Arts Focus Program Coordinator for Visual Arts and Music: Tel. 450-678-1070, extension #6494
  • Mr. Nicholas Broad, Sports Excellence Program Coordinator: Tel. 450-678-1070, extension #7087
  • Mr. Josh Mitchell, Sports Excellence Hockey Program Coordinator: jmitchell@rsb.qc.ca
  • Mr. Louis Larouche, iCan Program Coordinator: Tel. 450-678-1070, extension #6617