A sketch of what the arts and tech program layout will look like for the Grades 6-8 students at A.D. Rundle starting this September. (Submitted)

Middle school arts and tech program popular with Chilliwack students

New cohort of 90 students to join A.D. Rundle program in September

The Chilliwack School District knew that if they built it, students would want to be there.

And they weren’t wrong. The new arts and tech program at A.D. Rundle middle school has drawn in more applications than there is space for. The program opens this September, and will feed students through to Imagine High, which is to open next September.

They have already received 151 applications for the Grade 6-8 cohort, and there are just 30 spots available per grade level for the program’s inaugural school year. Most of the applications came from the north side of the highway.

READ MORE: Registration opens today for arts-and-tech middle school cohort in Chilliwack

Registration opened in January this year and closed on March 31. At least three teachers with arts and tech experience have also already been hired for the program.

The space is currently being renovated at the site of the new Imagine High, and includes state-of-the-art tech area, open classrooms, outdoor learning spaces, and areas for creative work to take place. The school will also use Apple technology and be outfitted with MacBook Air laptops, iPads, iMac video editing stations, and other high tech equipment for students and staff.

F.G. Leary elementary is also an arts-focused school. So now with the new cohort at A.D. Rundle, and the still-to-come Imagine High, students can now take an arts and tech-focused approach to learning in Chilliwack right from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

READ MORE: Massive mural brightens a dark space at Chilliwack’s AD Rundle Middle School


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