Elite Performers In Coquitlam Program (EPIC) - Program for Elite Athletes and Performing Artists in Coquitlam
The purpose of the SD43 Elite Performers Program is to facilitate families and schools working in
partnership to ensure that students who are elite performers in athletics, theatre, music, dance and
modelling are able to build educational programs that maximize success as students transition to
Secondary School, work towards meeting Graduation Program requirements, post secondary goals,
and achieving their potential in their discipline.
It is important to note that the Required Areas of Study in an Educational Program (curriculum) and
Graduation requirements are established by the BC Ministry of Education and post secondary
requirements are established individually by each post secondary institution. These requirements
cannot be altered via participation in the SD43 EPIC program.
• Students who are competing or performing at a provincial, national or international level as identified
by the standards of the governing body.
• Students who are recognized as being in the top 10% in their discipline in the province, the country
or the world as identified by the governing body.
• Students whose participation in a discipline is required, as a function of their level of skill and their
discipline as described by their governing body, to miss scheduled schooling on a regular basis, or for
long periods of time, in such a manner that their educational success is compromised.
Families who believe their child meets the criteria for and could benefit from the benefit from the EPIC Program should contact your school counsellor or administrator for more information.