Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts
The Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts (GISPA) offers advanced education in Music, Dance and Theatre for Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) students in grades 9-12.
A student enrolled in GISPA:
- receives ongoing, comprehensive training
- attends master classes and workshops with visiting professionals
- participates in performance and main-stage productions
- and attends professional shows and performances in Victoria and Vancouver
All while working in the regular Gulf Islands International Program.
Studio Advanced Placement Art
AP Studio Art is not an option for short-term students, rather it is designed for students in the Graduation Program who have an interest in pursuing the visual arts at the post-secondary level.
Entry into the program is conditional on instructor approval.
As a College Board course, students are expected to work towards the preparation of a portfolio of work that will be presented to the College Board for evaluation and subsequent credit.
According to the College Board, the portfolios expect the students to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through Concentration, Breadth and Quality.
Career and Transitions
Gulf Islands Secondary School is a British Columbia Career Development Leader.
The Career Development team offer a wide variety of work related programs including:
- work experience
- ACE-IT Carpentry
- and dual credit programs.
International students can explore their interests in the workplace and gain international work experience.