Welcome to the St. David Special Education Program Area.

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Differentiated Programs

ACTIVE Program: 

Leading to a Certificate of Accomplishment or an Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) *

Program Focus:  Transition from school to the workplace and the community.

This program is designed for students entering Grade 9 whose Individual Education Plan indicates the student is working on grade 4 –5 expectations from the Ontario Curriculum. In Grades 9, 10 students will take courses to assist them in developing the skills necessary to function independently in the community including literacy and numeracy skills.  In Grade 11 and 12 the focus will be on identifying potential work destinations based on interest and ability and to develop the skills necessary for employment. Community links to assist with the transition to the workplace will also be explored.   This is a non-credit bearing program that leads to a Certificate of Accomplishment.

The student’s ability level will determine enrollment in a combination of ACTIVE courses and Essential courses. Students who successfully complete a combination of Essential courses and Open courses will work to achieve an Ontario Secondary School Certificate (14 credits).

Grade 9   Grade 10
Language & Communication

Numeracy & Numbers

2 courses Personal Life Skills

Religion

Plus 3 from Health & Physical Education, Business, Arts, Technology

Language & Communication

Numeracy & Numbers

2 courses Personal Life Skills

Religion

Plus 3 from Health & Physical Education, Business, Arts, Technology

 

Grade 11   Grade 12
Language & Communication

Numeracy & Numbers

Personal Life Skills

Religion

Exploring the World of Work (2 courses)

Plus 2 from Health & Physical Education, Business, Arts, Technology

Language & Communication

Numeracy & Numbers

Religion

Exploring the World of Work (4 courses)

Plus 1 from Health & Physical Education, Business, Arts, Technology

 

Community Living Program:

Leading to a Certificate of Accomplishment

Program Focus: To support students in their transition to supervised community involvement

This program is designed for students entering Grade 9 whose Individual Education Plan indicates the student is working on primary expectations of the Ontario curriculum or on individualized expectations. In their years at secondary (4-7 years) students will take courses to assist them in developing functional literacy, numeracy and personal life skills.  In their senior years community experiences and links will be the focus and the time they spend in the community will increase.  A Transition Plan (part of the IEP) is developed in consultation with student, parents, teachers, support staff and community agencies to identify and pursue community options available to support the student’s transition from school.  This is a non-credit bearing program (Certificate of Accomplishment).

 

Year 1 and 2   Year 3 and 4   Year 5, 6 and 7
1 course Literacy

1 course Numeracy

2 courses Personal Life Skills

Religion

Plus 3 from other subject areas of interest.

1 course  Literacy

1 course Numeracy

Personal Life Skills

Religion

2 courses Exploring our World

Plus 2 from other subject areas of interest.

1 course Literacy

1 course Numeracy

4 courses Exploring Our World

Religion

Plus 1 from other subject areas of interest.