About the High Performer Program

High Performer Program for Elite Athletes

The High Performer Program is an academic program for students who are elite athletes involved in regional, provincial, national or international competition.

Silverthorn offers students with intense training schedules, the opportunity for a more flexible timetable in order to balance their out of school commitments, so that they can strive for both academic and athletic excellence.

Features & Benefits of the Program

  • Earn school credits while training
  • Semestered timetable offered to students in grades 9 to 12
  • Open to students outside of school / TDSB boundaries
  • Customized courses with flexible timetables
  • A dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • A dedicated staff guidance counsellor
  • Enriched level courses and AP designation course opportunities
  • NCAA Clearinghouse (PSAT / SAT / ACT) official test writing centre and support
  • Access to community mentors & motivational workshops
  • Convenient access to training facilities

Admission Criteria

  • Submission of application with supporting reference letter of intent written by the student applicant
  • Evidence of training commitment – 15 / 20 hrs. per week
  • A minimum 75% academic average
  • Participation in an approved sport / activity at the regional, provincial, national, or international level of competition
  • Letter of recommendation from a qualified coach, or instructor, or organization, or a recent teacher
  • Other Factors:
    Out of school commitments – Artistic, Drama, Acting

Level of independence and Self motivation