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Academic Enrichment Program


In September 2022, our school will offer the Academic Enrichment Program, which is replacing Pre-Advanced Placement. Edmonton Public Schools is no longer offering Pre-Advanced Placement. 

Like Pre-Advanced Placement, the Academic Enrichment Program will offer junior high students challenging academic experiences by deepening their learning in the core subjects of mathematics, science, English language arts and social studies. The new program will also prepare junior high students for academic programming in high school, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

By offering a locally designed academic program, the Division can offer schools more flexibility to meet the specific needs of their learning community. Teachers will have greater ability to determine best strategies and instruction methods for their students when teaching topics.

Visit epsb.ca for more details and to see if the Academic Enrichment Program is the right fit for your child.


Soccer Institute

The Full Year Soccer Option at JDB offers students who have a passion for soccer a holistic approach to development by using the four corner approach that touches on all aspects of a players development. Technical, Psychological, Physical and Social.

Topics will include: mastering the ball, skill development, games play and attacking/defending principles.

Students will train three times per week in the afternoons (M, W, F) at the school during the fall/spring & the Edmonton Soccer Centre East during winter months.

Our program is suited to help the individual student reach their full potential in soccer as well as academics. This opportunity brings like-minded players together who share the same love for the beautiful game.

JDB Soccer Institute - Brochure

Soccer Institute Application

To view a video about our program on our YouTube channel, please click here.


Basketball Institute

The Basketball Institute at John D. Bracco offers students, who have a passion for basketball, with high-level instruction in a supportive environment that allows them to experience growth, development and fun. The basketball Institute will mentor student-athletes to bring confidence, self-motivation and hard work to all aspects of basketball and life.

Topics will include technical coaching on footwork, ball handling, passing/catching, defending, shooting and finishing. Coaches will not only focus on developing fundamental basketball skills, but developing fundamental movement and athleticism through physical literacy, strengthening and conditioning.

Students will train three times per week in the afternoons (M, W, F) at either John D. Bracco School or at the Clareview Recreation Centre gymnasium.

Our program is suited to help the individual student reach their full potential in basketball as well as academics and life in general.

Basketball Institute Application