Cortes Island Academy
Get out of the classroom. Experience the island. Earn academic credits.
The school district has created a unique pilot project in partnership with the Cortes Island Community Foundation, Folk University, and the people of Cortes Island to provide some high school programming on the island for grade 9-12 students.
The Cortes Island Academy offers experiential learning that is place and project-based in four 5-week modules starting September 2022.
Our Modules (Quarters 1 & 2)
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Possible credits: PE, Leadership
Study adventure tourism, physical fitness, leadership training, trip planning, safety and wildlife interaction, and more!
Our Oceans Aquaculture & Stewardship
Possible credits: Science
Study local marine ecology/resources/aquaculture, marine management, scientific research/writing/reporting, and more!
Film Making with Reel Youth
Possible credits: Video Production
Study technical skill building, creative collaboration, video and virtual production, documentaries, broadcasting, and more!
Creative Tools for Truth Telling
Possible credits: English, Social Justice
Study basics of journalism, non-fiction writing, oral history, podcasting, fact-based illustration, and more!
The Cortes Island Academy modules will be featured as an option in the 2022-2023 secondary school course offerings and Campbell River or international students will be able to billet with families on Cortes Island.
For more information on Cortes Island Academy, contact Jeff Lontayao.