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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 students school.


District Gifted Outreach Programs

A range of Challenge Centre pull-in programs are available for students in grades 1-7. Programs range from 2-4 days. A Challenge Centre candidate demonstrates a need for further enrichment beyond the enriched and/or differentiated classroom

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Elementary Learning Support Program (ELSP)

Elementary Learning Support programs offer an elementary program emphasizing diagnostic and prescriptive teaching for students identified as learning disabled. The goal of the program is to assist students with specific academic areas of weakness by developing learning strategies, social awareness, and self-esteem.

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GOLD

This is an academic program designed to meet the needs of intellectually gifted students who are twice exceptional in that they are gifted and meet the criteria for Learning Disabilities.

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Learning Assistance Class (LAC)

Secondary Learning Assistance programs are designed for students who have mild intellectual disabilities, including delayed language, delayed perceptual‐motor functioning and delayed social skills in conjunction with below average academic achievement.

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Pre-Employment - Kitsilano

The Pre-Employment Program at Kitsilano offers a three year course designed for students who are having difficulties in the regular academic program. Students participate in adapted or modified academic courses, regular credit electives, work experience and career exploration.

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Pre-Employment - Windermere

The Pre-Employment program is available for students who have experienced difficulty in academic secondary school placements. The overall goals of the programs are to develop academic skills as well as to provide social and career preparation skills necessary for successful transition to employment.

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Secondary Learning Support Program (LSP)

The Secondary Learning Support Programs provide a two year secondary program offering an adapted/modified core curriculum, remediation and regulation strategies for Grade 8 and 9 students identified as learning disabled.

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Secondary Strategies

Secondary Strategies is a program designed for students who have a significant neurologically-based learning disability which affects the consistency of their academic work. The program offers a supportive environment for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular program with necessary adaptations.

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Student Transition to Employment Program (STEP)

STTEP is a district career preparation program for students who are having difficulties in the regular academic program. Students have the opportunity to work towards their School Leaving Certificate. Basics are taught in the core academic subjects: English, Math, Social Studies, Career Education and Physical Education.

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Targeted Early Intervention Resource Program (TEIR)

Targeted Early Intervention Resource Program (TEIR)

TEIR is a short term, intensive program for students enrolled in Grade 2 and who have been identified with a severe delay in the acquisition of reading skills.

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