Education

Our athletes are Student-Athletes,  that means, academics are one of our biggest priorities.

Through our partnership with the Lower Austrian International School (LAIS), our Student-Athletes enjoy a challenging curriculum that prepares them for their future.

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“Our aim is to bring out the full potential in each one of our students. Our program is designed to help them undertake their educational responsibilities while excelling athletically.”

Mag. Gabriele Schletz – Headmistress

Oly Hicks

“We believe academic education, sports, culture, and social behavior are integral parts of school life and much time is devoted to associate these areas.”

Oly Hicks, BA, B ED, MA –
Director of Operations

Okanagan Hockey Academy offers Student-Athletes different educational options depending on their background and needs:

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (LAIS)

Students from different cultural and academic backgrounds will be able to graduate with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or an Austrian High School Diploma (Matura) – to prepare them for university entrance while developing each student’s self-confidence and self-discipline. For better academic results, all non-native English speakers are requested to learn as much English as possible before entering the program. Taking an English as a Second Language test during our Academy Tryout is required. Please contact us for any questions.

  • Four-year program (9th – 12th Grade / School years 9-12)
  • Graduate with an IB Diploma or the Austrian Matura (Austrian High School Diploma)
  • Classes are taught in English
  • Languages: English, German, Spanish lessons; other languages may be available upon request
HANDELSSCHULE FÜR LEISTUNGSSPORT (BHASCHL) – FOR GERMAN SPEAKERS ONLY!

Ausbildung unter anderem in Wirtschaftsenglisch, Rechnungswesen, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Officemanagement, Sporttheorie- und -management, Eventmanagement, Projektmanagement

  • Dauer: 4 Jahre
  • Handelsschulabschluss
  • Unterrichtssprache Deutsch
  • nur geeignet für Spieler mit sehr guten Deutschkenntnissen
  • Einstieg in höhere Klassen bedingt möglich

LETTER OF HEADMISTRESS

Dear Student,

As the headmistress of the Lower Austria International School, I am very pleased to invite you to attend and thrive in our school community. For over 25 years I have been working in the Austrian education system. Eleven years ago a team of teachers and I started a new school project where you may receive a dual qualification – the Higher School Certificate (GCE – A-level) and professional training twice a day in competitive sports. Our school is an accredited IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma). No matter which national or international school you come from, you will have an excellent preparation for admission to the finest colleges and universities all over the world.

We believe academic education, sports, culture and social behaviour are integral parts of school life and much time is devoted to associate these areas. We are looking forward to having open communication with the parents, the trainers and the educators of the boarding school to create the best possible conditions for our students.

Our aim is to bring out the full potential in each one of our athletes. My educational background in Mathematics and Geography at the University of Vienna allow me to understand the rigors our students undertake on a daily basis. Our program is designed to help them undertake their educational responsibilities while excelling athletically.

Please accept my personal invitation to attend the Lower Austria International School, and receive an unmatched education and athletic experience.

Best regards,
Mag. Gabriele Schletz

Okanagan Academic Monitoring Program

At the Okanagan  Hockey Academy we take Academics seriously.  Our monitoring program connects each student-athlete with a Hockey Academy staff member to ensure proper progress in school. The Academic monitor will maintain a relationship with school advisors and be able to update the parents on progress.

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