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Learning Support Programs



The VSB has a wide range of Learning Support Programs that are designed instruction that adapts, as appropriate to the needs of a student the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction.  Referrals to these programs are done through the School Based Team at the student’s school.


Elementary Learning Support Program (ELSP)

Elementary Learning Support Programs provide targeted instruction for students formally identified as having a learning disability. The ELSP program is designed to assist students with specific academic areas by providing intensive evidence-based targeted literacy instruction. The students participate in age-appropriate mainstream classes for physical education, art, music and academic subjects whenever possible and appropriate.

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EXEC Program

This program is designed to meet the needs of students in Grade 8 through 12 who meet the Ministry of Education criteria for a Giftedness (P) designation and a low-incidence or behaviour designation, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (G) designation, Chronic Health (D) designation, or Intensive Behaviour (H) designation. The program supports students with their Executive Functioning skills, hence the name EXEC.

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Gifted Outreach Program

Gifted Outreach Program

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GOLD

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who meet the Ministry of Education criteria for Learning Disabilities (P) and (Q) designations. The goal of the program is to support student’s academic while helping them understand their own strengths and challenges. They learn compensatory strategies and skills to in order school success.

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Gr. 10 Pre-Employment Program

Grade 10 Prep is a two year program at Windermere Secondary which is designed to lead to Grade 10 equivalency. In a supportive, collaborative environment, students build their confidence and skills through a unique combination of core academics, work experience, community involvement, outdoor adventure, and hands-on shop experience.

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Gr. 10/11/12 Pre-Employment Program (PREP)

The Pre-Employment Program is designed for students who have not experienced success in the acquisition of academic skills in a mainstream classroom setting. Students participate in adapted or modified academic courses, electives and work-experience.

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Learning Assistance Class (LAC)

Secondary Learning Assistance programs are designed for students who have diagnosed, mild intellectual disabilities -"K" Designation. Students are timetabled into mainstream electives wherever possible. Students are provided with instructional support in alignment with their intellectual disability. Students in this program may earn either an Evergreen Certificate, Adult Dogwood Certificate or a Dogwood Certificate.

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Multi Age Cluster Classes

Multi Age Cluster Classes

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Secondary Learning Support Program (LSP)

Learning Support Programs (LSP) provide academic support for students with diagnosed Learning Disabilities.

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Secondary Strategies

This program is designed for students who have a complex learning profile that affects their academic performance and educational engagement. Students in this program may earn either an Adult Dogwood or Dogwood Graduation Certificate.

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Targeted Early Intervention Resource Program (TEIR)

TEIR is a short term, intensive program for students in their grade 2 year who have been identified with a significant delay in the acquisition of literacy skills.

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