Specialized Settings

Elementary

Early Intervention Class (EIC)

This class is designed to meet the needs of 5-6 years olds diagnosed with a developmental disability.

The program provides students with a learning environment that focuses on:

      • Receptive and expressive language development

      • ADL and attending skills

      • Developing effective work habits

Offered at:

  • Crestview Elementary School, Laval.

Low Ratio

This class is designed to meet the needs of students with significant behaviour difficulties in the elementary grades. This class provides students an opportunity to understand their mental health challenges and learn to self-regulate while following the QEP. Students are working at grade level and may have curriculum adaptations. The level of instruction will not be modified.

Offered at:

  • Crestview Elementary School, Laval.

Diversified Path

This class is designed to support students who present a designated MEES difficulty code or with substantial learning and communication needs. Students in this class are on a modified level of instruction.

Students who are a best fit for this grouping:

    • Present with a cognitive impairment

    • Are working below Cycle One Elementary level in ALL subjects

    • Require assistance in developing executive functioning skills

    • Require assistance in developing social and emotional autonomy

    • Health and well-being may be compromised in a regular setting

Offered at:

  • Crestview Elementary School, Laval.

Language Class


This class is designed to meet the needs of students diagnosed with a language impairment and/or with a MEES Language Disorder Code (34).

This is a two-year specialized Cycle One pathway that follows the regular curriculum whilst supporting a child’s language development. Once the pathway is completed, the student returns to their zoned school. Students benefit from a small class size, daily language stimulation, and a higher adult-to-student ratio. Blocks of classroom speech and language intervention may be implemented as needed.

This program empowers students with tools and strategies they can then use to support their academic development upon their return to their zoned school.

Offered at:

  • Crestview Elementary School, Laval.

This program is customized to the learning needs and abilities of students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities between the ages of 6-15. This modified program aims to develop functional, social, and practical life skills. The program will help prepare each student for a smooth integration at school, in society and eventually in the workplace.

Please Note: students will NOT graduate with a high school leaving certificate in the academic stream. Students are on the path to receive an Attestation of Competencies from the Challenges program.

The CASP reporting (report card) is in letter grades.

Offered at:

  • Crestview Elementary School, Laval.

Secondary

Academic Consolidation

Academic Consolidation is a 3-year program at the Secondary Cycle One level. This program allows students the potential to ‘catch up’ academically as they work towards achieving Secondary Cycle One competencies and skills as per the Quebec Education Plan (QEP).

The goal of this program is to support students entering Secondary One who are on a highly adapted level of instruction.

Student follow the QEP curriculum.

  • In Year One, students are evaluated according to the Grade 6 curriculum.

  • In Year Two, student follow the Secondary One curriculum.

  • In Year Three, students follow the Secondary Two curriculum.

In Secondary Cycle Two, students will work toward completing a Secondary School Diploma OR a Training Certificate for a Semi-Skilled Trade (WOTP).

Offered at:

  • Larentian Regional High School

  • Rosemere High School

  • Laval Junior Academy

Low Ratio

This class is designed to meet the needs of students with significant behaviour difficulties. This class provides students an opportunity to understand their mental health challenges and learn to self-regulate while following the QEP. Students are working at Secondary Cycle One level and may have curriculum adaptations but the curriculum will not be modified.

Offered at:

  • Laval Junior Academy

Diversified Path

This path is geared towards students entering Secondary 1 on a modified level of instruction. Student will follow the QEP curriculum. This also class reinforces the development of critical thinking, emotional regulation, life skills, autonomy building as well as creating opportunities for the students to be active participants in school life.

Please Note: students will NOT graduate with a high school leaving certificate in the academic stream; the decision for placement will change their path for learning. Students in Diversified Path usually move on to the Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP) at age 15.

Offered at:

  • Joliette High School

  • Laurentian Regional High School

  • Rosemere High School

  • Laval Junior Academy (Year 1 and 2)

  • Laval Senior Academy (Year 3)

This program is customized to the learning needs and abilities of students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities between the ages of 6-15. This modified program aims to develop functional, social, and practical life skills. The program will help prepare each student for a smooth integration at school, in society and eventually in the workplace.

Please Note: students will NOT graduate with a high school leaving certificate in the academic stream.

  • Students are on the path to receive an Attestation of Competencies from the CHALLENGES Program.

The CASP reporting (report card) is in letter grades.

Offered at:

  • Laval Junior Academy

  • In other high schools, students following the CASP Program may be integrated in other classroom settings.

CHALLENGES

This program is designed to meet the needs of students between the ages of 16-21 years with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities using a modified program aiming at fostering the social integration of students. The program focuses on community living, preparing students for the job market, and developing autonomy and responsibility.

Student is on the path to receive an Attestation of Competencies from the CHALLENGES Program.

The Challenges reporting (report card) is in letter grades.

Offered at:

  • Laval Senior Academy.

  • Students following the Challenges program may be integrated in regular or WOTP groups in other SWLSB high schools.


Vocational Education Exploration

The Vocational Exploration Education Program allows students to receive an additional year to complete Secondary III core courses. The program offers the opportunity for extra time and support for sec. III academics, and includes an engaging, active career exploration component. Students will become familiar with a wide variety of trade and technological careers.

Successful students will continue on to Secondary IV the following year.

Placement in the VEE Program is determined by the school.

Offered at:

  • Laval Senior Academy.

Work Oriented Training Path (WOTP)

Prework Training

The Pre-Work Program is a 3-year program within the WOTP open to students 15 years of age as of September 30th who are working at an elementary level in Math and ELA. It provides students the opportunity to explore different fields of work and prepare them for entry into the work force. It incorporates basic academics in the context of both the school and work setting. In a smaller class size, the program adopts a flexible curriculum and evaluation approach based on the level of the student and IEP. The goal is to provide students with a supportive and gradual transition into the workplace and community life.

Subjects covered include:

  • ELA, Math, FSL,

  • Science and Tech, GHC,

  • Autonomy and Social Participation,

  • Preparation for the Job Market,

  • Intro to the World of Work (Year 1),

  • Work Skills (Year 2 & 3 stage component).

Successful candidates will receive a Pre Work Training Certificate which attests to general employability skills

Reporting (report card) is in letter grades.

Offered at:

  • Ste Agathe Academy,

  • Laurentian Regional High School,

  • Lake of Two Mountains High School,

  • Joliette High School,

  • Rosemere High School

  • Laval Senior Academy.

Training for a Semiskilled Trade

The Semi-Skilled WOTP is a 1 year program open to students 15 years of age as of September 30th who have achieved elementary skills in Math and ELA and are currently working at a Secondary Cycle 1 level in these subjects. In a smaller class size setting, subject areas covered include:

      • ELA, Math, FSL at Secondary Cycle One level

      • Preparation for the Job Market

      • Preparation for a Semi-Skilled Trade

      • The Work Skill (internship component) of the preparation for the job market/training for a semi-skilled trade is 375 hours

The goal of this program is to prepare students for workplace integration and to encourage further academic education.

Grade reporting is in percentages with based on evaluation criteria at a Cycle One Secondary level.

Students work towards receiving a TSST certificate, with the specific Semi-Skilled trade noted.

Students who obtain Secondary 2 credits in ELA, Math and FLS and obtain their TSST Certificate have access to Category 2 Trade Programs in Vocational Education (Adult Sector).

Offered at:

  • Ste Agathe Academy

  • Laurentian Regional High School

  • Lake of Two Mountains High School

  • Joliette High School

  • Rosemere High School

  • Laval Senior Academy

This service is designed to enable an adult who is experiencing adjustment difficulties of a psychological, intellectual, social or physical nature to gain access to individualized learning that fosters the acquisition of basic skills to prepare him/her for an active role in society and, where applicable, the pursuit of further studies.

Adults are admitted to the SIS program not because of a particular disability or the handicap associated with it, but rather on the basis of the social difficulties and challenges experienced by the individual. However, the adults’ disabilities are taken into consideration in the formation and the teaching that takes place in the classes.

Offered at:

  • Centre de développement de compétences (CDC) Laurier in Vimont