School District No. 22 is a community engaged in lifelong learning and educational excellence. We believe all students regardless of their intellectual, social and emotional abilities and capacities are valued members of the school community.
PHILOSOPHY OF STUDENT SERVICES
Successful inclusion supports the belief that all students should, whenever possible, receive their education in age-appropriate classrooms in their neighbourhood school.
The school district, together with parents, determines the support(s) needed for successful inclusion. Inclusion is a continuum of options designed to foster the feelings of belonging, acceptance, independence and community.
To translate this philosophy into successful practice, schools will utilize:
Environmental, instructional and/or curricular adaptations and modifications that accommodate both the learning strengths and stretches of individual students
layers of support involving both SD No. 22 and community agencies, when appropriate
organizational structures based on collaborative decision making
strong home-school and school-school partnerships
supporting students in being active participants in their own learning
educational programming for students with diverse needs which works towards developing functional independence, as much as possible, in adulthood.