The Secondary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Autism, Physical Disabilities, Deaf/Blind, Chronic Health and have a Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disability. Many of the students in these programs display challenging behaviours and unique learning needs. Upon graduation, students are awarded a school leaving certificate.
- improving communication skills
- improving functional academic skills
- teaching appropriate behavioural and social skills
- teaching life skills and basic family life education
- providing work experience (15 yrs.) where appropriate
- providing transition to post-secondary options
- providing social emotional programming
Students are appropriate referrals to the program when they:
meet the Ministry criteria for Physical Disabilities (A), DeafBlind (B), Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G) and/or Chronic Health Impairment (D)
have behaviour problems and/or special learning needs that cannot be met in the regular classroom
Life Skills referrals must be submitted to the Case Manager for Inclusion.
Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to Learning Services.
Capacity and Staffing
Grades 8 to 12 (13 - 19 years of age)
Up to 15 students
1 Teacher and SSA (amount of support depends on Student profiles)
Eric Hamber Secondary
John Oliver Secondary (class 1 & 2)
Point Grey Secondary
Tupper Secondary (class 1 & 2)