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Leadership Pathway @ R.H. King Academy


The Leadership pathway offers an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potentia

The Leadership pathway offers an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential in all areas of school and community life. The Leadership Pathway is a four year program that begins in grade 9. Students assume ownership for their leadership development in that they must take the initiative to become involved in a variety of in-school, feeder school and community leadership opportunities. Students develop and expand their leadership skills through involvement in clubs and councils, specialized classes, additional community involvement hours, guest speaker sessions and workshops.

  • Student require an extra 60 hours of community involvement hours
  • Mentor Groups by Grade meet twice a month
  • Contribute to their school and/or community developing skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management.

Unique Calendar for the Year

R. H. King Academy runs on an early start calendar. Each year, the school year resumes early on the Monday before Labour Day for all students. The school has a November Wellness Week during the first half of the month, similar to the March Break (the exact dates are announced annually in the Spring).

There is no school for students during the November Wellness Week break.


R.H King Academy Weekly Schedule

Unique Weekly Schedule

R.H. King Academy’s schedule includes 2 unique features: Mentor Groups and Clinic.

Mentor periods are scheduled on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:55 a.m. where students meet with a group of student peers and a teacher to explore ideas and build skills that will support their learning and their growth and development - including topics like Mental Health and Wellness, Equity and Social Justice, Community service, etc.

Clinic periods are an additional 50 minutes attached to period 1 - this rotates so each course has 1 clinic time per week. Clinic allows students to have time to collaborate with peers, seek extra help from teachers, and have a structured time to review, catch up, and work ahead.


Please note: Due to enrolment constraints at R. H. King Academy, a minimum of 20% of available seats will be assigned to applicants living in the school’s local catchment area.


Grade 9 Courses Grade 10 Courses Grade 11 Courses 2 of the following courses

English (ENG1D1)


Physical and Health Education (PPL1OM/F/1)

Civics & Careers (GLC2O1/ CHV2O1)


History (CHC2D1)

Peer Leadership (GPP3O1)

English: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices (NBE3U1)

Equity & Social Justice (HSE4M1)

World Issues (CGW4U1)

Environmental Science (SVN3M1)

Personal Fitness (PAF3O1)

Arts Management (IDC4U3)

Business Leadership and Management (BOH4M1)



In November 2023, students may apply for admission to Grade 9 only.

  • We encourage students to consider the Leadership Pathway if they are interested in being an active and engaged member of the school community and in developing their leadership skills.
  • All potential applicants and their parents/guardians/caregivers should make every attempt to attend the Open House to gain insight and understanding of this program.
  • Applicants will need to acknowledge the program requirement, the unique schedule and calendar when completing their application.
  • Students not pursuing the Leadership program will be expected to return to their designated school by address.


Students interested in attending the Leadership Pathway program at R H King Academy are required to submit an Expression of Interest along with their completed Central Student Interest Program Application. See the Application and Admissions webpage for more details. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, all applicants will be eligible for the random selection process.