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Cortes Island Homestays needed for exchange students starting this September

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BC School District 72 (SD72) is preparing for a brand new high school program called Cortes Island Academy (CIA) this fall and needs homestay families to host off-island students.

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Original high school program on Cortes Island accepting applications for Fall and Winter

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A unique high school program is coming to Cortes Island this fall, created in collaboration between School District 72 (SD72) and Cortes parents and volunteers.

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Coming to Cortes: the Discovery Island’s First Homestay Program

The Discovery Island’s first homestay program will start up on Cortes Island this September. 

Rhonda Teramura, the Homestay Coordinator for International Student Programs within School District 72 explained, “I think it’s amazing that we’re finally able to broaden out wider than the Campbell River core of the city. It’ll be a wonderful experience for our district, our local Campbell River students and for internationals alike to expand and explore  and connect with folks that are out in the Discovery Islands.”

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Folk U Radio: The Cortes Academy brings High School Programming to the island

Could it be true? What does it mean? How can my kids or I participate/help/get involved? Jeff Lontayao, District Coordinator of Student Options and Opportunities, Rhonda Teramura, Homestay Coordinator, join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to discuss the Cortes Island Academy and what this innovative high school program means for the Cortes Island community.

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High School Programming on Cortes?!*$ It’s true….

The Cortes Island Academy (CIA) is a pilot program of School District 72 in collaboration with Cortes Island Community Foundation, Folk University, and the people of Cortes Island. The CIA pilot program will begin with the school year in September of 2022 and end with the term in late January of 2023. The CIA will offer two quarters (10 weeks each) of immersive, experiential, project-based learning on Cortes Island in its first year, with the intention of continuing with unique annual offerings. These offerings will be overseen by SD72 teachers and staff with local facilitators, mentors, and knowledge holders to ensure that the program truly represents the unique talents, opportunities, and natural offerings of Cortes Island. Students from throughout the school district, including international education students registered with SD72, will be available to register for either one of the 10-weeks or the entire 20-weeks of offerings. (Priority given to Cortes Island students.)

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