Program Details

Student Sports and Dance


The High Performer Program at Hollycrest began in the fall of 2002 and has experienced steady growth in enrollment ever since.  We have a proven track record of providing a strong academic program to high level amateur athletes over the past 17 years.


Goal of the HP Program

  • The HP Program is a specialized program recognized by the TDSB which supports high level amatuer athletes in a learning environment that empowers them to strive for academic excellence while developing as a skilled athlete.


The Program will Provide

  • An academic program based on the Ontario Curriculum
  • Ongoing communication with parents and coaches


Program Structure

  • Students will attend school for half a day, then attend their training session for the other half of the day
  • Students will be placed into a grade appropriate class either in the morning or the afternoon depending on their training schedule, information about students’ training is required as a part of the application process


Student-Athlete Profile

  • An individual who is committed to achieving both academic and athletic success
  • An individual who is independent, self-directed, and organized
  • An individual who is working at grade level
  • An individual who has been referred by a coach or trainer as being a “high performing athlete”


Current Program

  • There are currently 278 students enrolled in the HP Program at Hollycrest who train in a variety of sports such as gymnastics, figure skating, swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, hockey, soccer, baseball, wrestling, archery, golf, and dance
  • Students attend classes either in the morning or the afternoon and attend their training program during the other half of the day


Acceptance Criteria

  • Each student-athlete must be training a minimum of 12-15 hours per week and be competing at a provincial, national, or international level of competition and this must be verified by a certified coach affiliated with a recognized club or organization
  • Applicants’ learning skills and academic record may also be taken into consideration for acceptance into the program
  • Students who reside within the TDSB boundaries and/or are applying from a TDSB school will be given priority for acceptance, however there are no boundary restrictions for applicants



  • Transportation to and from Hollycrest and the student-athlete’s training facility is the responsibility of parents/guardians


Application Process

  • An application and all required documents must be completed and submitted to the school office in hard copy by the deadline
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required documentation and information is included with the application
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered for acceptance
  • APPLICATION FORMS available from the menu on the left or here.

Deadline for applications for the 2019/2020 school year


High Performer Program

Student Sports and Dance

Please email Kimberly Campbell - POR or Darayus Kanga - POR at if you need more information other than what is here.