JumpstART is a year-long, cohort- based program designed to explore the thematic intersections between English, Social Studies, Art, and our personal experiences. Structured around guiding questions, each unit guides our quest for a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. The program explores our identities and responsibilities within the contexts of history, relationships, community, and the broader world.  Desire to learn as part of a community is essential. 

Update for 2024/2025 JumpstART applicants:

Any applicants who are not in the Gleneagle catchment must submit a cross-catchment application form, available from Feb 9-14th, 2024 at Cross Catchment Process.

  • Jan 15 at 6:15pm in Rm 115 Gleneagle: JumpstART Info Night; followed by Grade 8 Parent Info Night at 7 pm in the MPR.
  • Feb 1:  Jumpstart online application form You MUST use your district SD43 email address to be able to login and access the application form. Please note, the online application form will be available from February 1st to March 15th
  • Feb 9-14: cross-catchment is open for the 2024/2025 school year.
  • Mar 4-8: cross-catchment decisions go out .
  • Mar 11: Accepted families receive a letter from Gleneagle with instructions on choosing courses for grade 9 through your MyEd account. You will choose your electives as if you are not in a JumpstART program.
  • Mar 15: DEADLINE – Remember that you will only be considered for JumpstArt if you complete this online application form by Friday, March 15th!
  • April 12: Notification of acceptance to JumpstART: we will adjust your course selection above to reflect reflect JumpstART courses.

Big ideas:

Are you a student who:

is interested in big ideas like freedom, identity, and independence?

wants to find connections between English, Social Studies, and Visual Arts?

is always drawing and thinking visually?

is looking to express your learning in a variety of ways?

contributes to group projects and discussions?

A JumpstART student has a desire to:

think and learning visually and in metaphors/symbols.

see connections between English, Social Studies and Visual Arts.

learn through big ideas/themes.

be part of a community of learners.

ask questions to seek understanding into the human condition.

explore and make a difference in social justice actions.