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Secondary: Social Development

Program Description 

The Social Development Class offers a small protected setting for students with severe emotional difficulties. Prior to placement, students may have been given a clinical psychiatric diagnosis. 

Student Profile 
Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for moderate behaviour - “R” or intensive behaviour support- “H”
  • have emotional or behavioral problems not resultant from intellectual impairment


Referral Process

Social Development referrals must be submitted to the Case Manager for Behaviour. 


Exit Criteria 
Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to the Screening Committee.  Placement in a regular classroom is recommended when students have developed compensatory skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully 

Capacity and Staffing 
Grade 8 and 9 
14 students
1 Teacher, 1 SSA and 1 SSB 

Program Locations 
Britannia Secondary 
David Thompson Secondary

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