JL Jackson is located in the city of Salmon Arm which is on one arm of the beautiful Shuswap Lake. Salmon Arm was recently recognized by MacLean’s Magazine as the sixth best community in all of Canada to live in and the best community in British Columbia. Salmon Arm is known as an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise. Some of the best mountain biking, x-country skiing, snow shoeing and hiking trails are found right in the community. The Shuswap lake is an active recreational lake with great swimming, water skiing, boating and fishing opportunities. Two world class ski hills, Silver Star and Revelstoke Mountain Resort are within an hour drive. Salmon Arm Secondary and JL Jackson have long been known for their excellent academic programs which have prepared students to attend the best Universities throughout the world and it’s outstanding athletic programs which have produced many Olympians and Provincial Championship teams.
School Website Link: https://jlj.sd83.bc.ca/
Community Website Link: https://www.salmonarm.ca/
Shuswap Tourism Link: Official Shuswap Tourism Website | Explore the Shuswap
Homestays: Homestays for students are managed by the school district.
School Population: Approximately 600 students.
Grade Configuration: Grades 9-10.
Current Number of International Students: Four.
ESL Program: We do not currently have dedicated ESL classes at the school.
School Course Selections: Click Here to see the most recent course catalogue.
Community Population: The population in Salmon Arm is 18 000 people within the city limits but the city serves a population of 30 000 people.
Popular Local Activities: Mountain biking, X-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, hiking and many more.
School Sports Teams and Seasons:
- Fall Sports: X-Country Running, Swimming, Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Volleyball, Boys’ Football, Boys’ Soccer
- Winter Sports: Skiing, Snowboarding, Wrestling, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball,
- Spring Sports: Mountain Biking, Archery, Girls’ Rugby, Boys’ Rugby, Track and Field, Golf, Girls’ Soccer
Closest Ski Hill: Silver Star. Many students and families drive back and forth to Silver Star on a daily basis. As well, buses run from Salmon Arm to Silver Star and back on both Saturday and Sunday. Click here to see the bus schedule to Silver Star from Salmon Arm and other neighboring communities.