Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an integral part of the well-being of all our students. We in High School use the Wayfinder curriculum to teach these critical skills in weekly classroom lessons. These groups are small in size and are guided by an advisor, trained in the Wayfinder curriculum. The program supports student development in the following areas:
Our EAL program consists of push-in support, where EAL teachers work with students in their mainstream classrooms, and pull-out support, where students are taught in an EAL classroom. Students in EAP 1 and 2 receive instruction in a pull-out, sheltered immersion environment. We also utilize EAL co-teaching in Grade 11 to support our EAP students in their transition to mainstream classroom learning in humanities. EAL teachers collaborate closely with classroom teachers in order to ensure that students understand the curriculum and classroom expectations.
Our Learning Support program focuses on supporting students with mild learning needs. Testing and classroom observations are used to determine a student's strengths, areas for growth, and learning styles. Learning Support teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to implement appropriate teaching strategies, accommodations, and modifications for students. It should be noted that when possible, the RTI (Response to Intervention) approach to early identification and support is used.