The External Sport Credit Program (ESCP) gives eligible student-athletes the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved athletes in grades 10, 11 and 12. While described as a sport credit, it is an educational credit and therefore learning is emphasized throughout the entire process of becoming a high performance athlete.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for the External Credentials program and the Sport Credit Portion of this program is administered and monitored by Sport PEI. Only sports which are members of Sport PEI are eligible. The student-athlete must be a member in good standing with their respective Provincial Sport Organizations.
Curling is one of the eligible sports, and Lauren Lenentine was one of the two recipients last year.
Sport PEI standards for curling:
Make Top 5 or be named to the 1st or 2nd All Star Team at one of
the following events:
National Event (U21/Mixed/ Mixed Doubles/ Scotties/ Brier), or medal at the U18 Nationals
Special Olympics: not eligible at this time
Information package (PDF): http://sportpei.pe.ca/userfiles/files/ESC_Information_update_2017.pdf
Application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Externalapplication
For more information on this program contact Sport Coordinator Lynn Boudreau firstname.lastname@example.org or call (902)368-6253.