St. FX Academy
St. FX Sports Academy!
Did you know that St. Francis Xavier is the only elementary sports academy in Southern Alberta? Students in grades 4-6 enrolled in the St. FX Sports Academy will receive an introduction and increased skill development in core sports, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball and baseball. They will also have a chance to experience a variety of fitness and sports options on explore days throughout the school year. Some of the exciting explore days we have tried and will continue to expand on are: golf, tennis, water polo, sledge hockey, fitness training, dance and many more!
Our Academy runs two afternoons every week, using facilities at the school, Monsignor McCoy High School and in the Medicine Hat community. The optional Sports Academy program aligns with the school's increased focus on physical literacy and will be taught by teachers and community supports.
There is an additional programming fee of $50.00 per month to participate in the Sports Academy that will pay to offset the costs to operate this program.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the sports academy?
There will be an additional field on your child's registration page to choose the Academy program.
Payment will be set up through School Cash Online
How much does it cost to register for the sports academy?
There is a $50 clothing fee due on June 1st payable on School Cash Online. You can choose to pay the onetime fee of $500 (due in August) or monthly fees which have to be set up through School Cash Online. Fees will be used for facility rentals, transportation, and equipment purchases.
**Please note, deposit and fees are non-refundable**
Who will be teaching the academy?
One of our teachers will be assigned to our academy students during academy times (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons). They will also utilize additional supports from the community to ensure a rich experience for our students.
Which sports will the academy focus on? Do they pick just one sport or do they do them all?
The St. FX Sports Academy will focus on four sports throughout the year: Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, and Basketball. There will also be additional sport experiences throughout the year that will let the students explore more opportunities. Students will participate in all four sports and do not pick one individual sport to focus on.
My student is not interested in the sports academy. What will they be doing those two afternoons a week?
Students who do not register for the sports academy will become part of the Excellence program where they will be provided with regular gym time, enrichment activities in both numeracy and literacy, and an hour a week to work on extra projects such as robotics, computer programming, passion projects, etc.
If my students registers in the sports academy will they still have gym time each day?
Yes, they will still have daily time in the gymnasium.
How do they have room in their time table to attend two afternoons of sports academy?
Students will now combine their Language art and Social Studies time in a Humanities class. This is a model that many schools (including one Medicine Hat Catholic school) currently utilize.