Apply for Incentive






If you are a student with strong ability, talents and motivation, and you wish to participate in a more challenging and enriching program of instruction in high school to prepare for post-secondary education (e.g.. university or college), then consider applying for Palmer’s Pre-AP/Incentive Program.

Please see below for more details.

Please note that registration for all Incentive grades are now open!

Grade 8 Class Applications – Before applying, please ensure that you have the following ready:

1. If you have Get Wet or WaterSafe certificate if available, please have a scanned copy available to be uploaded.  Lifeguarding certifications such as Bronze Cross are also valid.

2. The end of the application will ask you to submit a written response that describes why you want to be part of the Incentive Program.  Please take some time to draft a response before filling out the application form.

January 3, 2023 – Applications open – Click here to apply
February 3, 2023 – Applications close
February 13 & 14, 2023 – English and Math Entrance Exams; Grade 7 Teacher Reference Form deadline

Download the Grade 7 Teacher Reference Form here: Printable Copy or Electronic Copy

TimeMonday February 13, 2023Tuesday February 14, 2023
8:45am – 11:45amDeBeckGeneral Currie
12:00pm – 3:00pmGarden CityNon-feeder elementary schools
*Please note:
The Math entrance exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions that covers the Grade 6 and Grade 7 math curriculum. Calculators are not permitted for the math exam.
The English exam is a 1 paragraph on-demand writing piece (maximum 300 words) on a topic that will be given on the day of the exam.

February 28, 2023 – Interviews for selected applicants; School transfer application deadline
March 6, 2023 – Notification of results for all applicants
March 10, 2023 – Deadline for deposits and camp permission forms from accepted students

Download a reminder of the important dates here

Grade 9 – 11 Class Applications

Registration for Grade 9-11 Classes will be open from January 3, 2023 – March 10, 2023. Click here to apply
Students applying for the Grade 9 Incentive class must take the Science and Math Proficiency Test in May 2023. Please see Mr. Liang for more information.