KITS Mini (Pre-Employment ) program

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Student Group:
Special Education

The Kitsilano Mini (Pre-Employment) Program offers a three year course designed for students who are having difficulties in the regular academic program.

The Kitsilano Mini (Pre-Employment) Program 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.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Program objectives include:

  • furthering basic academic skills while developing career skills
  • individual and small group instruction in academic and elective courses
  • developing good work habits, punctuality and attendance
  • complete at least three work experience practicum's of varying lengths at Grades 11 and 12

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are considered appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for Learning Disabilities (Q) or have a long history of learning difficulties in the regular academic program
  • require adapted or modified course work and are motivated to complete a Grade 12 school completion
  • possess average intellectual ability
  • show a significant discrepancy between their estimated learning potential and actual performance
  • have learning difficulties not primarily resultant from factors such as: sensory or physical impairments, intellectual disabilities or behavioural difficulties
  • exhibit difficulties in some of the following areas: attention, perception, memory reasoning, communication, academics and social competence
  • understand and commit to the career development nature of the program which includes work experience at the Grade 11 and 12 levels

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

Referrals for placement in the Kits Mini Program must be submitted to the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Referral to Screening form

□ Psychological assessment and speech / language assessment if available

□ current assessment of achievement levels

□ Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies (PRIS) form

□ Individual Education Plan (IEP)

□ recent report cards

□ School Based Team minutes

 

EXIT CRITERIA

Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to the Screening Committee.

Placement in a regular classroom in recommended when students have developed compensatory skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully. 

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

Grades 10 to 12 (15 - 19 years of age)

Program capacity is 45 students

3 Teachers

 

LOCATION

Kitsilano Secondary