Welcome to Palmer’s Pre-AP Incentive Program website. Here you will receive periodic updates about the program, application information, and upcoming events. Please explore the various sections of this website or watch the video below to find out more about the academic focus of the program, as well as information about the many different trips, camps, activities and events that occur within the Pre-AP Incentive Program. If you have any questions, please click on “Contact”.

Learn more about the Pre-AP/Incentive program with our video overview.
For more information about the school in general, please visit the main school website at: http://palmer.sd38.bc.ca


Applications from Grade 7 students for entry to the September 2021 Incentive Grade 8 class have begun!

Click here for more information.
Click here to apply.
Click here for the Grade 7 Teacher Reference form.

Following is a short video of student testimonials about their time and experiences within Palmer’s Incentive and AP programs.


January 4, 2021Application forms and documents are available now. Please note that this year the application form is online. For Grade 7 teachers, both a printable and an electronic version of the Reference Form has been made available.
January 21, 2021  –  Program information meeting at Palmer’s Spotlight open house event.  The event will be hosted online with a virtual Q&A session. Please join us on Thursday January 21, 2021 at 6:30pm if you have any questions regarding the Incentive program. Join us at:
Webinar ID: 650 5076 5388
Passcode: 6288
February 5, 2021 – Incentive online application form closes at 11:59pm.

February 8 – 26, 2021 Transfer application period for students outside of Palmer’s catchment. Please visit https://palmerincentive.com/application-procedure/incentive-8/ for more information and to check if you need a transfer application form.
February 16, 2021 – Math & English entrance exam. Please note that in order to respect school cohorts, there are three exam dates:
Debeck Elementary – February 16, 2021
Garden City Elementary – February 17, 2021
General Currie Elementary – February 18, 2021
Students from non-feeder elementary schools – February 19, 2021
Students should bring their supporting documents on the day of the entrance exam. These include their Teacher Reference Form (unless electronic), photocopies of their Grade 6 and 7 report cards, passport-style photo, and WaterSafe certificate if available.
March 3, 2021 – Interviews for qualified, selected, and notified applicants
March 8, 2021 – Notification of acceptance for Incentive Program
March 12, 2021 – Deadline for accepted applicants to notify their acceptance of placement in the Incentive Program and to submit the Camp Deposit & Permission Form.
For more details regarding important deadlines, dates and application requirements, hover your cursor over see the Important Dates for Entry: September 2021 document here.


Earlier this year, Mr. Wong, long time Palmer Pre-AP/Incentive program coordinator and Incentive math teacher, was awarded the prestigious McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award by the UBC Faculty of Applied Science.  Mr. Wong was nominated by a recent Incentive graduate for being an exemplary role model and for being a dedicated and inspiring teacher.  The countless hours Mr. Wong has committed behind the scenes to support the Incentive program, the Incentive students, and the Palmer staff and community is a testament to his caring and kind nature.  Please join us in celebrating and recognizing the contributions Mr. Wong has made.

More information regarding the McEwen Award can be found here

Potluck Slideshow 2019

Click on the image below to access the Incentive Slideshow for 2019.
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Multigrade team-building camp at Camp Squamish
Math Contests
Science Fair
Camp Strathcona outdoor education camp
Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon
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Year-end Potluck celebration