Special Education

 

The Curriculum Support Room / Resource Room (Room 109)

 

 The Curriculum Support Room is available to all T.H.S. students.  The support available takes many forms by supporting all pathways and learning needs.  The room is staffed by specially trained educational assistants under the supervision of Tara Reid, the Interdepartmental Special Education Head (ISEH).  Some of the more common supports are listed below.

 

Academic Support

A student may come to the Curriculum Support Room during class time for extra support on tests, assignments, or for an alternate learning environment. Computers and quiet work areas are available for student use. In order to access these supports, a student must advocate for their needs and get permission from his/her classroom teacher.  The room is also open to support student learning after school as well as during lunch.

 

Scheduled Resource Period

A student may request or be assigned to a scheduled daily resource period.  This is a non-credit program available to students in all grades and all pathways.  The resource period is designed to help the student remain up-to-date with his/her homework, assignments, and studying.  The resource staff will monitor the student’s progress and liaise with the student and his/her teachers in an effort to maximize the student’s potential for success.  The student is responsible for bringing his/her required work to class every day and has some freedom to develop their own schedule for homework/study time.

 

 

Learning Strategies (GLE/GLS)

As with the scheduled resource period, the GLE/GLS program is designed to help a student remain up-to-date with his/her homework, assignments, and studying.  The resource staff will monitor the student’s progress and liaise with the student and his/her teachers in an effort to maximize the student’s potential for success.  This is a credit- based program available to students of all grades and pathways.  To obtain a credit, the student must remain up-to-date in his/her other classes as well as complete resource materials.  These materials are designed specifically for the individual student, focussing on study habits, learning styles, personal goals, additional literacy support as well as developing specific skills in areas where the individual student struggles to ensure academic success.

 

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