Inclusive Education

An inclusive education system is a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates acceptance of, and belonging for, all students, regardless of their backgrounds, needs or abilities. It is founded on the belief that all children can learn and reach their full potential given opportunity, effective teaching and appropriate resources. Inclusive learning is more than just placement of a student - it is about participating, belonging, being engaged in the learning process, and being welcomed and embraced in the classroom.

Academic Challenge and Enrichment (ACE)

The Academic Challenge and Enrichment (ACE) Program enables gifted students to achieve excellence by providing differentiated instruction and strategies to support their intellectual, social and emotional growth. This program is suitable for students who demonstrate characteristics associated with being gifted, such as superior intellectual achievement, high motivation and interest in learning, verbal proficiency, strong problem-solving ability, logical thinking and creativity, and who would benefit from a supportive learning environment. This program offers unique learning opportunities that will challenge students and feed their curiosity and passion for knowledge and growth.

Behaviour and Academic Strategies Class (BASC)

BASC is designed to support students with severe emotional/behavioural diagnoses, who have had interventions and supports put into place in the regular classroom setting yet continue to need a significant level of support each day. BASC has a low student-to-staff ratio, provides a safe environment including individual positive behaviour support plans, modified and/or adapted curriculum individualized for the student, and targeted teaching in the area of social/emotional skills and self-regulation.

Knowledge and Employability 

K&E allows students to take courses that will provide them with the opportunity to experience success at school and become well prepared for employment, post-secondary studies, engaged citizenship and life-long learning. These courses are intended to maximize student success for  high school completion. The program allows for students to enter into the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) and Work Experience for further training in preparation for specific employment opportunities. Students should be working together with their high school counsellor upon entrance into high school to ensure that they have selected the appropriate courses.

Learning Strategies 

The Learning Strategies Program supports students who have average cognitive ability along with significant delays in classroom achievement. The goal of this program is to improve academic skills and support students in developing strategies that will allow them to successfully manage the demands upon returning to a regular classroom. This program has a primary focus on literacy and numeracy skills in a smaller classroom setting with an increase in targeted instruction specific to individual needs.

GOALS Program 

The GOALS program supports students' individual needs and maximizes their personal strengths. School staff work in partnership with students and their families to ensure that each student has individualized programming that leads to personal growth. Inclusive-minded programming focuses on students being engaged and connected to their school and community. Within the GOALS setting, each student is encouraged to build the skill sets they will need to be prepared for a successful transition into adult life. We focus on three foundational pillars, including academics (literacy and numeracy), engagement and wellness to ensure each student’s program is individualized to their learning needs and identified personal interests.