Leaders & Exceptional Athletes Program (LEAP) is an in-school Cross-Training course for exceptional student-athletes. This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility that will serve to enhance their sport specific training and performance.
St. Benedict C.S.S. is similar to all other high schools in the region. A student-athlete will attend his/her academic classes with the general school population but will be timetabled with the LEAP teachers for their physical education class. LEAP teachers are responsible for the design and implementation of the physical education program.
Once you are in the program you must continue to obtain 70% or greater in your LEAP course(s); maintain an overall average of 70%; and be a good ambassador of St. Benedict C.S.S. in all other subject areas and activities.
A Committee will review the status of all students at the end of each reporting period. This Committee will review academic progress, attendance, and student behaviour.
Current grade 9, 11, and 12 LEAP students simply select LEAP as one of their courses for the next school year.
Current grade 10 LEAP students must go through the application process in order to take LEAP in grade 11.
Students that have left the program and wish to return must also reapply.
Yes—All students coming to SBCSS from Grade 8 and all current SBCSS students are eligible to compete for SBCSS teams.
Transfer Students after grade 9 to SBCSS from another school will be required to complete the OFSAA Transfer Procedure just as any other student would.
St. Benedict C.S.S. has a well-equipped weight room, three gymnasiums, 2 sports fields, and track and field facilities.
LEAP also has access to the YMCA and other community facilities (additional costs will apply, please see the application package for current course fees).
Student-athletes perform their dry land/cross training at the school in the LEAP program. This format allows the student-athlete an additional 110 hours of fundamental training designed to enhance overall performance.