Belmont Secondary School

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Belmont Secondary School
Belmont Senior Secondary 01.jpg
Address
3067 Jacklin Road
Langford, British Columbia, British Columbia, V9B 3Y7, Canada
Information
School board Sooke School District 62
Religious affiliation None
Principal Ray Miller
Vice principal

Darren Russell Mike Huck (VP - Royal Bay)

Windy Beadall (Principal - Royal Bay)
School type Public Secondary
Grades 9-12
Language English/French
Mascot Bulldog
Team name Bulldogs
Colours

Blue, Gold

         
Founded 1948 (estimated)
Enrollment 1500 (2011)
Homepage Belmont Homepage

Belmont Secondary School is located in Langford, a western suburb of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is one of three secondary schools in School District 62 Sooke.[1] It serves the suburban West Shore area of Colwood, Highlands, Langford, and Metchosin, and the seaside village of Sooke.

History[edit]

The first secondary school in the area was established on the school's current site soon after the Second World War in re-located Army buildings. Several years later two schools were constructed in permanent buildings: Elizabeth Fisher Junior High School and Belmont High School. These were merged in the 1970s into Belmont Fisher High School and a new library was constructed to connect the adjacent buildings.

New facilities[edit]

In December 2012 it was announced that BSS will be replaced with two new grade 9-12 schools, a 1,200-student replacement Belmont Secondary in the Glen Lake area of Langford and a new 800-student Royal Bay Secondary (RBSS) to be built in Colwood. The new facilities are intended to support a wide range of programs, including expanded students' skills and trades training. Additional programs such as culinary arts and automotive technician are being considered and links to the shipbuilding industry with possible metal fabrication and marine trades training programs are being explored. Both new schools will have Neighbourhood Learning Centres to provide community services. The new schools are expected to open in the Fall of 2015 and the existing BSS facility will then be demolished.

In June 2013 construction commenced on the $53.9-million BSS replacement school on the site of the former Glen Lake Elementary School. In September 2013 construction commenced on the new $40.8-million RBSS.[2][3][4][5] Shortly after construction started for the new RBSS building, local media noted that the school is located in the former gravel pit where the remains of a wooly mammoth were discovered in the 1960s. Part of the remains are now in the collection of the Royal British Columbia Museum.[6]

Academies[edit]

In addition to a challenging academic program ( including several pre-AP and AP classes), Belmont Secondary offers students the opportunity to participate Academy programs.

  • Dance Academy
  • Hockey Academy
  • Soccer Academy

Career programs[edit]

  • Secondary School Apprenticeship
  • Camosun College Partnership Programs
  • Accelerated Credit Enrollment in Industry Training (ACE IT):
  • ACE IT/Dual Credit Carpentry Program
  • ACE IT Cosmetology Program
  • ACE IT/Dual Credit Automotive Service Technician
  • ACE IT/Dual Credit Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

Music[edit]

Belmont Senior Secondary offers the following music programs and courses:
Concert Band, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Band, R & B Band, Marching Band, Beginning and Advanced Guitar, Music Composition and Technology, AP Music Theory, Piano (introduction).

Athletics[edit]

The school offers the following athletic and sports programs:

  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Curling
  • Rugby
  • Weight Room
  • Cycling
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Dance
  • Dodge Ball
  • Track and Field

Notable alumni[edit]

Hyde). Peter Morin

References[edit]

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