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Inclusive Learning

Ross Sheppard High School is committed to offering choice and support to students with differing abilities and learning support requirements. We support inclusion by ensuring that students are provided with various opportunities to demonstrate their learning both inside of a traditional classroom as well as in special support areas in our school. Teachers in our Knowledge and Employability, Community Learning Skills and Interactions classrooms work in collaboration to support the diverse learning needs of our students using routines, scaffolding lessons and building relationships with their students.

-4 K&E (Knowledge & Employability courses) Students enrolled in one or more -4 courses demonstrate reading, writing, mathematical and/or other levels of achievement three or more grade levels below curriculum expectations. These courses provide opportunities for students to graduate high school in three years with a Certificate of High School Achievement or upgrade/transition to high school Diploma requirements. There are a variety of course sequences for students to complete both the Certificate of High School Achievement and the High School Diploma.

4 Pathway Plan
Community Learning Skills Program (CLS) Community Learning Skills programming supports students who have moderate cognitive delays in most or all developmental areas. The CLS program is designed to develop functional life skills in a community based setting. The program provides a structured framework to enable students to improve their communication skills and social behavior, increase their self-esteem, and develop age appropriate behaviors as they prepare to transition to adulthood.

This program focuses on several key areas:

  • Community awareness and safety
  • Daily living skills
  • Functional academics
  • Recreation and leisure skills
  • Vocational skills

Interactions Program
Interactions programming supports students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Interactions Program is a community-based, life skills oriented program.

The program is tailored to meet individual student needs and abilities. There is a high degree of structure and support designed to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn to their best potential. The program focuses on several key areas:

  • Communication
  • Community access
  • Daily living skills
  • Functional academics
  • Recreation
  • Social skills
  • Vocational skills