"This year has been amazing for my academics. Although I only do half-day school in order to train with Ida and get less learning time than a regular student, I feel I have done even better in my academics than in previous years."
-Emily Murakami, HPP student
Since 2017, I.D.A. has teamed up with several schools in the Peel region who provide a High-Performance Athlete Program to their students.
This program is designed to offer greater support and increased flexibility for students' schedules. Those who are regularly involved in an individual or team sport at an elite level outside of school can attend for a half-day, and then commence their ballet training early in the afternoon.
This provides the students with an opportunity to focus equally on academics and dance.