The STEM accelerated program combines 4 days of face-to-face interdisciplinary instruction with two days of supported online learning at home. The program offers a special focus on creating, inventing, and learning through a Makerspace – a creative synergy. Students explore real world topics of interest that foster independent learning and critical thought and community engagement.

The Sail Academy’s STEM accelerated Surrey School District’s Sail Academy’s STEM accelerated program is free and is fully accredited by the BC Ministry of Education and offers an alternative educational program compared to a traditional high school.

SAIL’s STEM-X program begins September 2016.  Attached is the Academies Handbook 2016-2017

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SAIL’s STEM accelerated program gives students an advantage

By engaging your child’s inherent passion for learning, the Sail Academy’s STEM accelerated program encourages learning that develops creative thought, independence and critical thinking along side like-minded students.

Sail Academy’s STEM accelerated program embraces the idea that every child is unique and learns in his or her own way. Your child will explore their passions and develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills to help them become highly successful adults and prepare them for success in the ever-changing local and global workplace.

Why choose STEM accelerated?

  1. Students who have a passion for how STEM shapes their world.
  2. Learning is engaging, motivating, and stimulates curiosity.
  3. Students solve real world problems using a designer mindset.
  4. Students learn through inquiry, experimentation and reflection.
  5. Students think creatively and critically.
  6. Students learn in an open collaborative environment.
  7. Students have opportunity to share their learning with an authentic and global audience.
  8. Students who are designated gifted for their extremely strong academic abilities.
  9. Students who have the capacity and time to complete grade 8 & 9 in one school year.

Class size

Depending on enrolment cohort size will be 15-20 students. There will be two BC Certified public school teachers assigned to each cohort. Plus support teachers in specialized areas.


4 days a week of face-to-face interdisciplinary instruction.


  • Paced
  • Content accessible anywhere
  • Teacher Support Monday to Friday

The STEM Accelerated Program Content

Students receive credits for the following BC Curricular Courses…

  • Science 8 + 9
  • Mathematics 8 + 9
  • English 8 + 9
  • Social Studies 8 + 9
  • Applied Skills 8 + 9
  • Physical Education 8 + 9
  • French 8 + 9 (non interdisciplinary)

STEM accelerated program costs

No cost registration open to Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents residing in the Lower Mainland, whom are accepted into the program. Students are strongly encouraged to have their own learning devices and computer access with an Internet connection. Individual course enhancement costs may be requested based on program needs. (Please contact an administrator if there is a financial hardship.)

What type of student would enjoy STEM accelerated?

SAIL Academy’s STEM ACCELERATED program is designed for learners who appreciate the hands on nature of the curricula combined with online learning and flexible hours. Students will be taught how to manage their time while they learn independently and in groups in a fast paced, accelerated environment. Students will be expected to volunteer within their community to reinforce their real world skills.

Why you might consider SAIL academy?

Many post-secondary institutions are seeking learners with diverse skill sets. This program is designed for those students with university aspirations. The STEM ACCELERATED program is designed so that most students will be eligible for university by the third year of this program.
SAIL Academy’s STEM ACCELERATED program helps young people to gain the necessary skills to succeed in all careers. Students learn by face-to-face instruction, online with digital content, and community volunteer opportunities that allows student choice and voice.