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Elementary Life Skills

Program Description 

The Elementary Life Skills Program is a small supportive class for students with significant intellectual disabilities and medical/personal needs. Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and works towards there own individual goals.

Curriculum emphasis:

  • communication skills
  • basic reading, writing and math skills
  • personal care
  • social emotional and behavioural strategies 

Student Profile

  • Low Incidence designation
  • medical and/or personal care needs may exist
  • Intellectual Disability


Referral Process

Referrals must be submitted to the District Case Manager, Inclusion.  

Documentation Required

  • completed “Request for Designation &/or Special Education Program Placement” form
  • completed “Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies” (PRIS) form
  • Psycho-Educational Assessment
  • IEP
  • Speech and Language Assessment
  • School Based Team minutes
  • Report Cards

Placement Evaluation

Students are reviewed on a yearly basis and if a change in placement is recommended, a transition plan created by program staff and the receiving school will be established.   

Capacity and Staffing

Grade 4 to 7

1 Teacher

SSA Support (level varies depending on student needs)

Program Location

Mackenzie Elementary         

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