DT Odyssey Program 2023 Grade 7 Intake

David Thompson’s Odyssey Program intake/student selection for September 2023 is now completed.  The committee wants to thank all families and students for being interested in our program.  We wish all the grade 7s a successful school year and great success in their new high school.
For updates and information about our program, please check out our DT Odyssey website at https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/thompson-odyssey/ or contact us at dtodyssey@vsb.bc.ca.

DT Odyssey Program Assessment Test

Happy New Year to everyone!

The assessment test is a requirement for all DT Odyssey Program applicants.  Testing will take place on Friday, January 6th, 2023, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (approximately).  All grade 7 students that have submitted their paper applications to DT, should have received emails with testing information.  If you did not receive an email, please contact dtodyssey@vsb.bc.ca as your email address may not have been recorded correctly or you did not submit an application package to DT.

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Welcome to Autumn 2022!

DT Odyssey Program is excited to provide parents and students with information about our program.

Odyssey Program Information Night is on October 19th, 2022, from 7 PM to 8 PM in the school auditorium.  Current Odyssey students will be available to answer questions.  For non-attendees, the program information can be found on this website and by clicking here.

See below for the important dates:

Date Event
October 19th, 2022 (Wed) DT Odyssey Program Info Night (7 PM to 8 PM)
November 7 to December 15, 2022 Mini School District Registry opening and closing dates
December 15, 2022 (Thurs)

by 3 PM

DT Odyssey Program Application deadline
January 6, 2023 (Fri)

from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

DT Odyssey Program Assessment test
February 1, 2023 (Wed) DT Odyssey Program Student Interviews

  •  invited applicants only
  •  location to be determined
  •  interview time slots from 8:30 AM to 12 PM
February 22, 2023 (Wed) 1st round offers will be sent out around 9 AM
February 24, 2023 (Fri) 1st round offers must accept by noon
March 1, 2023 (Wed) 2nd round offers will be sent out around 9 AM
March 2, 2023 (Thurs) 2nd round offers must accept by noon

District Registry: https://dsapreg.vsb.bc.ca/

DT Odyssey Program Application: https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/thompson-odyssey/application-forms/


ASMA News (Math Contest Results)

Congratulations to the Odyssey Math 8 class!

They received a First Place certificate in the American Scholastic Mathematics Association contest. It is an annual, worldwide contest that runs over 6 months. These dedicated students came in during their FIT time in semester 2 to complete the contest.

Annisa Law and Kevin Huang were amongst the highest scores in the world and received a certificate to celebrate their achievement.


Canada Wide Science Fair 2022 Results

Congrats to all our CWSF 2022 winners! Amazing results for our DT students! The students put in time and effort to showcase to the world how their passion can help build a better world for everyone.

CWSF is the country’s largest annual youth science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event.  This event brings together the top young scientists together to showcase the top projects selected from the national network of over a hundred regional STEM fairs in all the provinces and territories.   The CWSF was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick and students had to navigate virtually due to the pandemic.

CWSF 2022 Results

Emily Chan (Gr 9)

  • Project: Sea Scrap Slippers
  • YSC Intermediate Division
  • Silver Medal
  • Western University Scholarship

Pari Goyal and Lucie Li (Gr 10)

  • Project: Windblade
  • YSC Intermediate Division
  • Bronze Medal
  • Wester University Scholarship

Justin Peng (Jing Quan Peng) (Gr 9)

  • Project: Taking Control: A Galvanic Stimulation Device for the Visually Impaired
  • YSC Intermediate Division
  • Gold Medal
  • Western University Scholarship

Viduni Siriwardana (Gr 9)

  • Project: A Novel and Cost-Effective DNA Extraction Protocol via a Streamlined Automated Device for Facile Access to Forensic Analysis
  • YSC Intermediate Division
  • Bronze Medal
  • Western University Scholarship

Tara Zhan (Gr 9)

  • Project: Medical Mo-Cap
  • YSC Intermediate Division
  • Silver Medal
  • Western University Scholarship

Check out DT Odyssey Science Fair page for more info on the winners’ list, project links, VDSF, GVRSF, Sanofi Biogenius, and the Community Impact Awards recipients.


Greater Vancouver Science Fair and Canada Wide Science Fair News

The GVRSF is over this year!  The results are in and DT has done well once again!  Our DT’s Justin Peng, Tara Zhan, Viduni Siriwardana, Emily Chan, Pari Goyal, and Lucie Li have advanced to the CWSF 2022!

The DT GVRSF Science Team consisted of 16 students that had amazing projects.  The students scored a lot of awards and prizes, so click here to see the results and photos of them in action.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants!  Cheers to all our future scientists!


DT Odyssey Program 2022-23 Cohort Selection

The DT Odyssey Program 2022-23 Cohort selection is complete.  The program has accepted 28 grade-7 students to join us in fall 2022.  The selection process is over and DT would like to thank all the students and parents that were interested in our program.

We wish all the grade 7’s great success on the journey to high school!

For an opportunity to join the DT Odyssey program at a later time (due to space availability) please contact the DT Odyssey Program Coordinators at dtodyssey@vsb.bc.ca.  More information can be found on Tenets.

DT Mini School First and Second Offers

On February 23, 2022, at approximately 8:30 AM, the Odyssey Program will send out invitations of acceptance to the successful applicants for the first round.  Email invitations will be sent to the registered parent/guardian email. Successful applicants must reply by February 25th at noon.

Unfilled spaces in the first round of the program will be offered to round two students.  Round two invitations will be sent by email on March 2nd, 2022 at approximately 8:30 AM.  Round two successful applicants must reply by March 3, 2022, at noon.

Once confirmation from successful students has been received, the DT Office staff will email the DT School application and any applicable information at a later date to complete the registration process.

Thank you for being interested in the DT Odyssey Program!

Happy New Year 2022! DT Odyssey Applicant Information Update

As we move forward in this pandemic, we have adjusted our DT Odyssey Program student intake procedures.  All applicants that applied before December 16, 2021, have been emailed an information letter.  Please review and contact us if there are any concerns.

Click on the arrow to view the information letter here or link below to download it: 

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Take care and stay safe!