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Special Education Programs

Regular Class with Indirect Service

Regular class with an indirect level of service provided to students who are placed in the regular classroom. The Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) in consultation with the classroom teacher monitors the student’s progress and makes program adjustments.
Students at this level receive support, primarily on a self-referral basis. They may use the Resource Room for quiet study or for writing tests.

Regular Class with Resource Support

Resource support is provided in the classroom by the SERT on a regular basis. Instructional interventions, modifications and/or accommodations are provided and continually assessed and evaluated by the classroom teacher and/or special education resource teacher.

Regular Class with Withdrawal

Learning Strategies (Grade 9, 10)
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, interpersonal and teamwork skills, self advocacy skills and technology skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.  The course helps students build confidence, and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.

Advanced Learning Strategies (Grade 11, 12)
This course improves students’ learning and personal-management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training and/or postsecondary education destinations.  Students will access their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals.

Life Skills

This is a non-credit program based on Ministry curriculum guidelines that are modified or alternative to the curriculum, as set out in the Individual Education Plan. The program places emphasis on the development of literacy, numeracy, personal and social skills, communication skills, culinary skills, money management, transit training and community exploration, and work experience.
The program provides a balance between academics and learning opportunities which promote and challenge each student to reach a maximum level of academic achievement, independence and citizenship. 
Pathways to Employment and Applied Knowledge (PEAK)
Formerly known as Store Front, this program  is designed for senior level students who are independent and who meet the requirements for a school to work transition program. This is an off-campus facility with an in-class component. The work experience component makes up 80% of the focus.
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