2021/2022 New Student Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in PLP. 

We are excited that you want to learn with us! 😀

The submission deadline for steps 1 to 3 of the PLP application is 
no later than 3:00 PM on Monday, February 8, 2021.

You don’t have to wait until February 8th to submit your application! You can complete and upload components of your application at any time. 

Please include your FULL NAME in the filename of all uploads.

Getting started: create a Showbie account to upload your application portfolio

Current North Vancouver School District students:
  1. Click here to go to Showbie Student Sign Up
  2. Click on "Other Sign-Up Options"
  3. Click on "Sign-up with Microsoft"
  4. Sign in with your School District email address and password (same as Microsoft Teams)
  5. Click "Sign In" when you see the message "Looks like you already signed up! Sign in to your existing account to access Showbie."
  6. Once in Showbie, enter this class code: VNHVA

Students applying from outside the North Vancouver School District:
  1. Click here to go to Showbie Student Sign Up
  2. Click on "Sign Up with Username"
  3. Fill out the required fields. (Make sure you take note of your password!)
  4. Enter this class code when prompted to "Join a Class": VNHVA

To be considered for the program, you must complete all five steps of the application process:

1️⃣ Complete the online application form

2️⃣ Create a short video

Your video must be two minutes or less and answer the topic question below. It can be very simple or can show off your video production skills. Be creative! Most importantly, tell a story. We are more interested in seeing evidence of creativity and critical thinking in your answer than the production quality of your video. Please include your FULL NAME in the filename of your movie. 

TOPIC: Show us something original that you have made or created that represents something you are passionate about. You are welcome to interpret this literally, or be more abstract. This could come from your hobbies, extracurricular activities, or any outside school interest. DO NOT use an example that was a school assignment.

In Showbie, open "New Applicant Video". Upload your completed video file to this folder in Showbie. Your video should be in .mp4 format.

3️⃣ Submit your required documents

In Showbie, look for each required document type. Instructions for each are in Showbie. Generally, you will download and edit the document. Take your time to thoughtfully respond to the questions. Upload your completed document to the same folder in Showbie. 
  • Student questionnaire (click here to download)
  • Parent reference form (click here to download)
  • Teacher reference request (specific instructions are in Showbie)
  • Grade 6 final report card
  • Grade 7 first term report card
  • Student’s IEP (if applicable)
  • Any other documents or material you think we should consider

Use Notes (or similar app) to turn your iPhone or iPad into a scanner to capture these documents for uploads (more info). Please include your FULL NAME in the filename of each document.

There is a place in Showbie to upload each document.

4️⃣ Schedule your Individual Interview

5️⃣ Attend the mandatory Group Interview session

This event will be held online in Zoom on February 23, 2021, at 4:00PM.

Click here for instructions on how to join this event.

If you have any questions about PLP, the application process, or these instructions, please don't hesitate to contact Bryan Hughes, bhughes@sd44.ca or 604-903-3666.