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Why P.A.C.E.?

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Where regular schools struggle to provide flexibility and adapt to the intensive training, competition and performance requirements that are demanded of high performance athletes, we excel. You need a flexible learning schedule that works around your routine – we get that.

Navigate (NIDES), as one of BC’s premier online learning institutions, has a long history of supporting high performance athletes, dancers and youth doing specialized training. We know that the standard courses seldom reflect these student’s unique passions and interests. Enter PACE!

PACE gives students the freedom and flexibility to make their education work for them, with four distinct options for high performance students:

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Four Options
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1) Take Specialized P.A.C.E. Courses

Curriculum Designed for High Performance Athletes (Grades 10-12)

Students register for one or more of our unique PACE courses (core or electives) in grades 10-12 and apply these credits towards their graduation program at their home school or as full time PACE students at Navigate (NIDES).
These courses include:

Planning 10 for Athletes: Planning 10 designed for athletes, with assignments that reflect their needs and interests while completing the required Ministry learning outcomes for this course required for graduation

Physical Education 10, 11, 12: Through this series of unique 20 week, four credit courses, students complete the provincial learning outcomes for Physical Education 10 (required), as well as PE 11 & 12 (electives), by documenting their existing training and competition/performance program

PACE Applied Skills 11: This course focuses on the development of a personal website to highlight and communicate your training plans, resume, a portfolio of achievements, major interests, training background and strategies for promotion to recruiters, scouts and schools

PACE Independent Directed Studies 10-12: Go deep into a subject that reflects your passion in sports and performance. These two or four credit IDS courses are co-designed by the student and allow for in depth research and understanding of a topic with the support and guidance of a teacher

Sports & Entertainment Marketing 11: A four credit elective course that introduces students to the marketing fundamentals behind professional sports and entertainment, and directly shapes the lives of athletes and performers in these multi-billion dollar global industries

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2) Full-Time P.A.C.E. Student Athlete @ Navigate

Students register full time with Navigate (NIDES) in the PACE program and complete all of the required and elective courses from grades 8-12 with the school, AND GRADUATE with us!!

• Allows maximum flexibility for the students and parents to tailor learning around training and competition cycles each year. Students can complete one course at a time or as many as they would like to take when they would like to take them; advancing the student towards their high school graduation goals

• Students take one or more of our specialized PACE courses to personalize their learning and extend their preparation for post-secondary programs

• PACE full time students have the added support of our dedicated PACE Teacher and Counsellor to ensure that your are making the most of your training and academic schedule and staying on track to meet your training and graduation goals

• Navigate (NIDES) offers a full slate of required and elective courses (Grades 8-12), based on the BC Curriculum and Graduation Program. Working with the PACE Counsellor at the school, students and parents create a specialized “Learning Plan” that maps out the learning journey and sequence of courses to create the best fit around individual training and completion cycles.

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3) Take Navigate Cross-Enrolled Courses Year Round

(Grades 8-12)

Students continue to attend their regular middle or high school, but register with Navigate to take one or more courses (Grades 8-12) with Navigate PACE. Students complete either the required core academic and/or elective courses all year round including the summer months

• Free up your training and competition time in one semester or every day all year round

• Go to our website for specific information on our 8-9 and 10-12 cross enrolled courses – www.navigatenides.com

• You can take Navigate grade 8-12 courses year round, including the summer. Our teachers, counsellors and support staff are here to assist you and help you complete your courses

4) Career Mentoring – Triple Play Athletics

Scholarship Guidance for Athletes and Parents

TRIPLE PLAY ATHLETICS is an independent academic and athletic consulting company that provides comprehensive Athletic Planning, Preparation and Promotional workshops for families and athletes to assist them in developing the knowledge, skills, behaviours and habits that will allow them to reach their full potential as a high performance athlete.

Through a series of specialized workshops, TPA founder, Bill Green (Retired Principal, SD 71), works with athletes and their parents to optimize their athletic, academic and scholarship potential. It is encouraged that students take the Triple Play Athletic workshop as it provides a solid foundation for PACE courses.

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Our Team

Andrea Pierce

Andrea Pierce

P.A.C.E. Teacher

I am originally from Moncton, New Brunswick. It was in the Maritimes where I developed my love for sports! I took every opportunity to play competitively throughout both the school and summer seasons. While playing on many teams simultaneously, I had to quickly to develop strong time management and organizational skills to keep up with my academic studies. I look forward to helping my students further develop these important foundational skills in preparation for their own personalized future plans.

Soon I hope to shift my perspective and really dive into coaching. Like in teaching, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your student reach their utmost potential. I am excited about the opportunity to work with new athletes who are looking for specialized courses that meet the high demands of their sport. I understand the level of commitment and scheduling involved in competitive athletics. Our exceptional athlete-specific PACE program and engaged team will help support you as you navigate blending sport and academics!

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Bill Green

Bill Green

Triple Play Athletics

With a rich background and experience in the world of sports and education, Bill Green understands what it takes for student athletes to take their academic and athletic careers to the college/university level.

As an athlete, coach, peak performance consultant and a strong advocate for active, healthy lifestyles at the provincial and national levels, Bill has dedicated much of his life to helping athletes fulfill their dreams. As the founder of Triple Play Athletics, Bill has worked with over one thousand athletes and families, helping them design their lives around their goals.

As a physical educator and school principal, Bill understands the school system and the needs of student athletes. Most importantly however, as a parent, Bill helped his own son navigate the college recruiting process and achieve his ultimate goals of playing Major League Baseball and for Canada’s National team.

Bill’s vision, along with the entire PACE ACADEMY TEAM is to provide student athletes and parents with an outstanding academic program that is meshed with the rigors of achieving athletic potential.

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Jackie Bell

Jackie Bell

P.A.C.E. Counsellor
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Jeff Stewart

Jeff Stewart

Principal – Navigate (NIDES)

“I grew up in a community that produced many world class athletes (i.e. Glen & Russell Howard, Wayne King, and Brian Orser). My deep connection to the world of young athletes though, came from my sister who was a nationally ranked figure skater.

I witnessed, first hand, how she struggled to balance an intense training and competition schedule that occupied 6-8 hours a day, while trying to complete her schooling and graduate. She went through half a dozen secondary schools and none of them truly understood or supported her passion for athletics at the highest level.

So, on a very personal level, I get the world of young athletes. PACE is our response. I trust that it will be yours as well. Please connect with me as we grow this program. I want your suggestions and feedback to help PACE develop so that it allows you to realize your highest dreams and aspirations as an athlete.”

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What Student Athletes are saying about P.A.C.E.

Thomas Green

“The PACE Planning 10 Athlete course inspired and motivated me because it allowed me time at school to work on my goals as a student athlete. Every student athlete should take this course!”

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Ben Swing

“I found the PACE Independent Directed Study course to be extremely helpful in allowing me to design my education around my goals as a student athlete. Having the ability to design a course that met my personal needs was amazing and I would certainly recommend it to student athletes looking to get to the next level.”

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Abigail Rigsby

“Having the time and flexibility at school to develop a plan to prepare myself to be promoted to colleges and universities was so helpful. As a very busy student athlete it is hard to find the time to fit everything in so being able to use PACE Academy courses was fabulous. As a result, I have received a full ride scholarship at a university of my dreams.”

Abigail RigsbyGrade 12 - GP Vanier

What P.A.C.E. can do for you

Flexible Learning Schedule

Sometimes you have time to study, sometimes you don’t.  We’ll help you make the most of your available time by tailoring your study schedule to work for you.

We’re open year round to support you.

Learning @ your PACE

Online courses with Navigate PACE allows learning at any time, in any place, on any path, and at any own pace.

No other school offers this kind of flexibility and personalization.

Support All Year Round

Our PACE staff will ensure you thrive in your learning, and graduate with courses that are relevant.  When you need support, counselling or academic – we are here.

Our partnership with Triple Play Athletics ensures you get the very best of advice and preparation to advance your athletic career into college, university and beyond.

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