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Learning support services

  1. 1. Burnaby Mountain Secondary
  2. 2.  Guiding Principle:  All students have the potential to participate meaningfully in their learning community.   Our Mission:  To provide all students with special learning needs, the opportunity to realize their learning potential in the least restrictive environment.
  3. 3.  A Dependent Handicapped  B Deaf/Blind  C Moderate to Severe / Profound Intellectual Disabilities  D Physical Disabilities or Chronic Health Impairments  E Visual Impairment  F Deaf or Hard of Hearing  G Autism  H Severe Behaviour Disorders  Q Learning Disability  K Mild Intellectual Disability  P Gifted  R Moderate Behaviour Disorders Low Incidence High Incidence
  4. 4.  Written For: Students who require adaptations or modifications to their educational programs  Purpose: To provide teachers, students and parents with a plan to adapt materials, instructional strategies or assessment procedures, or to modify, supplement, or replace parts of the regular curriculum.
  5. 5.  Learning outcomes of the prescribed courses are retained.  Adaptations are provided so that the student can participate meaningfully in the course.  Students are assessed using standards for the course (letter grades).  Students receive credit towards a Dogwood graduation certificate.  Students are eligible for adjudication; appropriate adaptations for Provincial exams.  Adaptations: extra time for assignments and tests, separate setting for tests, Kurzweil technology, computer, spelling is not penalized, copies of class notes, oral response, use of a calculator.  Learning outcomes of the prescribed courses are not retained.  Learning outcomes are specifically selected to meet the student’s special needs.  Modifications are provided so that the student can participate in the program.  Students are not assessed using letter grades; written comments.  Students do not receive credit towards a Dogwood graduation certificate.  Modifications: Less learning outcomes completed Adaptations Modifications
  6. 6.   The purpose of this class is to help students from all grades maximize their learning in a variety of ways. This is achieved both by focusing on the students' strengths and abilities and by providing support to compensate for their areas of need.  The course consists of three components: study skills, tutorial, and skill development. The eligibility of students for this class is determined by the School’s Resource Team.  A learner profile is developed for each student, facilitating collaboration with the subject teachers.
  7. 7.  Areas of strength that facilitate the student’s ability to learn: Academic, Learning Style, Executive Functioning Skills, Behaviour  Areas of concern that affect the student’s ability to learn: Academic, Executive Functioning Skills, Behaviour  Adaptations to Instruction/ and or assessment procedures: Technological Needs; Instructional Considerations; Assignments; Assessment  Reporting Procedures

Editor's Notes

  • Total school count (198) + 7 in CO-OP District program; LOW (A-3, C-4, D-16, G-29, H-3) HIGH (K-2, P-36, Q-79 , R-12)
  • Access & PEP Programs /school leaving certificate (Evergreen)/ functional skills/ work experience