Academic Challenge Program
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Behaviour Improvement Program
The Behaviour Improvement Program is designed to support students with severe emotional/behavioural diagnoses who have had interventions and supports put into place in the regular classroom setting and continue to need a significant level of supports each day. This program has a low student-to-staff ratio, provides a safe environment including individual positive behaviour support plans, modified and/or adapted curriculum individualized for the student and targeted teaching in the area of social/emotional skills and self-regulation.
GOALS (Gaining Occupational and Life Skills) ProgramThe GOALS program supports students' individual needs and maximizes their personal strengths. School staff will work in partnership with students and families to ensure successful student-focused planning. Inclusive-minded programming focuses on students being engaged and connected to their school and community. Within the GOALS setting, each student is encouraged to build the skill sets, opportunities and experiences they will need to be prepared for a successful transition into adult life. We focus on three foundational pillars of academics (literacy and numeracy), engagement and wellness to ensure each student’s program is individualized to their learning needs and identified personal interests.
This program is offered at Bellerose Composite High School.
Knowledge and Employability Program
The Knowledge & Employability Program allows students to take courses that will provide them with the opportunities to experience success at school and become well prepared for employment, post-secondary studies, engaged citizenship and life-long learning. These courses are intended to maximize student success to allow for junior high and high school completion. The program allows for students to enter into RAP and Work Experience for further training in preparation for specific employment opportunities. Students should be working together with a high school counsellor upon entrance into high school to ensure that they have selected the appropriate courses.
Learning Assistance Program
The Learning Assistance Class supports students who have average cognitive abilities and have significant delays in classroom achievement. The goal of this program is to improve academic skills and support students in developing strategies that will allow them to manage the goals of returning to the regular program, as they progress to grade level expectations. This program has a primary focus on literacy and numeracy skills in a smaller classroom setting with an increase in targeted instruction specific to individual needs. Students require a recent psychoeducational assessment including a cognitive assessment and achievement test (preferably the WISC-V and WIAT-III) along with the recommendation from their current school in collaboration with the parents to qualify for this program.
Our district offers different classrooms within our Opportunity Program that are grouped to allow for students who have been diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe intellectual disabilities to receive adapted programming based on their level of need. This allows for the teachers and support staff to be able to provide individualized and small group instruction in the areas of literacy, numeracy, engagement and life skills that are appropriate for the student’s academic, social and physical development.
This program is offered at Keenooshayo Elementary School (Grades 3-6), Robert Rundle Elementary School (Grades 3-6), and Sir George Simpson Junior High School (Grades 7-9). Please note that program location will be determined based on the individual needs of the students.