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Secondary Learning Support Programs (LSP)

Program Description

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

The goal of the program is to support academics and assist students in developing compensatory learning strategies. LSP students are timetabled into mainstream electives and academic subjects whenever possible and appropriate.

Student Profile

  • meet MOE criteria for LD
  • history of consistent school attendance
  • demonstrates age-appropriate self-regulation abilities

Referral Process

Learning Support Program referrals are submitted to the District Case Manager, High Incidence.  

Documentation Required

  • completed “Request for Designation &/or Special Education Program placement” form
  • completed “Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies” (PRIS) form
  • Psycho-Educational assessment
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • School Based Team minutes
  • Report Card

Placement Evaluation

Student placement is reviewed every spring with the goal of returning students to their home schools. A transition plan between the LSP program staff and the receiving school is developed.

Capacity and Staffing

Grades 8 and 9

15 students

1 Teacher

Program Locations

Britannia                        Magee  

Churchill                         Point Grey  

David Thompson        Prince of Wales

Gladstone                      Templeton

John Oliver                   Tupper

Killarney                         Vancouver Tech


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