da Vinci Program for Arts and Science

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Arts & Science Environmental

Leadership Program


The da Vinci Arts & Science Environmental Leadership Program is John F. Ross CVI's exciting interdisciplinary program open to all grade 11 students from across the Upper Grand District School Board. Students will have the opportunity to obtain 4 Grade 11 credits (English-ENG 3U, Biology-SBI 3U, Creating and Exploring in the Arts-AEA3O, and Introduction to Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology-HSP 3M) in a natural setting nestled amongst hiking trails, forests and ponds of the Arboretum at the University of Guelph.


We are looking for energetic, thoughtful and committed students who are interested in exploring the environment and our natural world through a unique combination of the arts and sciences. Students will develop their leadership and interpersonal skills while experiencing a five day wilderness canoe trip, leading an Eco Artist Elementary program, enhancing their science while participating in various University Science labs and with guest speakers, creating their own art show and with various other activities.  All students are encouraged to apply regardless of their current "artistic" skills.  This will develop throughout the semester as all students are "artists" in one way or the other.  Throughout the course they will develop the communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life.


Explore the website for more information on the program and to download application forms.


A huge thank you to The Gosling Foundation
for their continued support of this program.

Upper Grand District School Board