Sterling Int. School recognizes that some students require learning support to be successful in their academic studies. The aim of the Learning Support Team is to provide the individual student with the support necessary for him/her to achieve success in regular classes. All ESL and Learning Support services are provided through the Learning Resource Center. Classroom teachers, specials’ teachers and learning support teachers should work together to meet the needs of students with different abilities with the objective to develop motivated, confident and self-directed students. All students should have access to a broad and well-balanced curriculum; this can be achieved by all teachers collaborating to provide differentiated learning.
The school will offer admission to students for whom an appropriate educational program can be provided, thereby assuring a reasonable prospect for their success at the school. Students may be assessed for grade placement and learning needs. The school can offer learning support to students with mild learning needs. It does not offer services to students with:
- Moderate to severe learning disabilities.
- Moderate to severe visual, hearing or motor disability.
- Cognitive Impairments
- Serious emotional disturbance.
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Learning Support (Grades 1 to 12)
- Monitoring for Early Intervention
The classroom teacher or parent will refer a student identified as needing support to the Division Head and teacher with supporting documentation. A parent conference will be arranged. It is most important that in all conversations with parents, school staff do not ‘diagnose’ or label a particular condition (e.g. dyslexia). They should discuss with parents the specific behaviours and performance levels that give cause for concern. Initially some classroom interventions or accommodations may be suggested