The ELITE program is exclusive to Golden Hills School Division and is offered to individuals from all countries who qualify for entry. The program is designed to optimize opportunities for students to meet the requirements needed for an Alberta high school diploma and achieve entry into an Alberta university. Personal attention is given prior to arrival and during study in Canada ensuring appropriate placement into classes, guidance in making choices about post-secondary study, and regular monitoring and reporting of student progress in the Alberta school system. Students are also given extra opportunities to learn English, become familiar with Canadian culture and form Canadian friendships. The ELITE program is meant for students who are serious about academic achievement and post-secondary study possibilities.
The ELITE program is exclusive to Drumheller Valley Secondary School located in Drumheller, Alberta. Drumheller is a distinctive community situated 1.5 hours from Calgary in an interesting geographical area of canyons, ravines, and unique rock formations. It is home to the world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum and a number of renowned paleontologists. This community of 10,000 is safe, friendly and provides a wide variety of amenities that include golf courses, parks, sports complexes, a hospital, community centre and many churches.
Drumheller Valley Secondary School is a grade 7-12 school located in the heart of the badlands. International students are welcomed by Canadian students in the International Ambassador program. The exceptional school programming includes English Language Learning support, a full academic program and a variety of fine arts and sports opportunities including golf, football, and volleyball.
Students who are registered in the ELITE program stay in a dormitory that is attached to the school. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and every effort is made to create a family atmosphere. Healthy meals are provided three times per day as well as snacks, and the supervisors at the dormitory provide students with the opportunity to attend a variety of activities.