Palmer Incentive – Advanced Placement Mini School Enrichment Program
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 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”.
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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.
Applications from Grade 7 students for entry to the September 2021 Incentive Grade 8 class will begin in January 2021. You can find more information regarding the process by hovering your cursor on “Application Process” in the top menu bar, and click on “Pre-AP/Incentive 8”. The dates and deadlines for applications are below.
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND DATES FOR INCENTIVE GRADE 8 ADMISSIONS
January 4, 2021 – Application forms and documents available for download
January 21, 2021 – Program information meeting at Palmer’s Spotlight open house event. Time and location to be announced.
February 5, 2021 – Incentive application forms due including photocopies of final Grade 6 and most recent Grade 7 report cards, passport-style photo, Grade 7 Teacher Reference Form, and WaterSafe certificate (if available)
February 16, 2021 – Math & English entrance exam & final deadline for supporting application documents (Teacher Reference Form, report cards, passport-style photo, and WaterSafe certificate if available)
March 3, 2021 – Interviews for selected/qualified 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 “Application Process” in the top menu bar, slide down to “Pre-AP Incentive 8”, then click on “Important Dates for Entry: September 2021”.
Following is a short video of student testimonials about their time and experiences within Palmer’s Incentive and AP programs.