Learning Support Program

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Student Group:
Special Education

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

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

The goal of the program is to teach core academics, and assist students to develop learning strategies to cope with areas of weakness while encouraging social awareness and self-esteem. The students are integrated into electives and into academic subjects whenever possible and appropriate.

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they meet the Ministry criteria for learning disabilities (Q) and do not have any significant behavioral difficulties.

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

Referrals must come to the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Referral to Screening form

□ Psychological assessment

□ Speech and language assessment (if available)

□ Individual Education Plan (IEP)

□ 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 is recommended when students have developed compensatory skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

Grades 8 and 9 (13 - 15 years of age)

Program capacity is 15 students

1 Teacher

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Britannia Secondary     

Churchill Secondary 

David Thompson Secondary 

Gladstone Secondary

John Oliver  Secondary 

Killarney Secondary

Magee Secondary 

Point Grey Secondary

Prince of Wales Secondary   

Tupper Secondary

Vancouver Technical Secondary

Windermere Secondary