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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Program for Credit Earning Students

 

Special Education at St. Basil’s College is a program set up to accommodate the special learning styles of students deemed​ “exceptional” on the recommendation of the Toronto Catholic District School Board. 

 

Students will:

  • participate in the regular school curriculum
  • choose courses appropriate to their needs and future goals
  • learn to take responsibility for their learning
  • incorporate Catholic values in their daily living

Each “exceptional” student works with a Resource Teacher who monitors his/her progress. 

 

ME/DD and Life Skills Program

 

At the secondary level students are partially integrated into the regular classroom with support from Educational Assistants. In the ME/DD and Life Skills classrooms the students work on individualized programs for literacy, numeracy, and life skills.

 

Classroom teachers, along with the team of educational assistants and child and youth workers, assist students with:

  • real-world applications of literacy and numeracy skills
  • faith development
  • community excursions
  • TTC training experiences
  • shopping and cooking activities
  • healthy living skills
  • work experience program (in school and in community settings)
  • social skills development
  • transition planning

 

The Learning Enrichment Centre

 

  • Alternative quiet workspace for students
  • Assistance with homework or assignments from Resource staff members
  • Separate location and additional time for tests and exams
  • Access to and assistance with computers and assistive technology
  • Access to information about enrichment opportunities

 

Gifted/Enrichment Program

 

At the secondary level, gifted students are fully integrated into the regular program.  Students are encouraged to remain active in the Gifted Program and make the most of his/her high school years.  Many choices and options will present themselves along the way.  Co-planning with facilitator, guidance counsellors, parents and subject teacher specialists from the onset will greatly facilitate the attainment of immediate and future goals. 

 

Students are encouraged to develop:

  • advanced leadership skills
  • advanced problem solving skills
  • advanced creative and critical thinking skills
  • advanced research skills
  • advanced communication skills

 

These skills are developed through instructional programs at the academic or enriched levels as well as through pa​rticipation in a variety of activities including:

  • Writing contests and competitions
  • University math, science and business competitions
  • Model United Nations
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Advanced Placement exams
  • University experiential programs