•Group and individual counselling in the areas of career, education, or social/personal concerns
•Group and individual appraisal of academic potential, aptitudes, interests and achievement
•Assistance with academic placement and follow-up
•Consultation with parents and staff
•Referrals to sources of assistance outside the school
•Training opportunity for peer counselling through Natural Helpers program
The resource staff is committed to facilitating, supporting and delivering effective educational programming for learners with diverse needs through advocacy, management and communication within the school and community.
•Coordination of services for students with special needs
•Consultation and collaboration with students, staff, parents and outside agency personnel
•Assessment of academic strengths and weaknesses
•In-class and tutorial support for students requiring assistance with courses and basic skills
•Coordination of paraprofessional support services
•Provision of computer remediation and review materials for students
•Assistance with study skills and test/exam preparation
•Coordination of Peer Tutoring Program
•Review and remedial computer programs
High S.T.E.P. (High School Training and Education Programming for students with Special Needs)
High S.T.E.P. provides inclusive educational programming for senior years students who have documented academic challenges. Student specific plans are designed to provide a positive learning environment from which each student will achieve his/her greatest potential academically, socially and emotionally.
High S.T.E.P. students are registered in and, with educational assistant support, integrated into regular academic classes. Students are expected to complete the regular academic program at River East Collegiate and earn the required credits to receive a high school diploma. High S.T.E.P. students will gain school based and workplace experiences to meet future employment goals as outlined in an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) in Grade 11 and Grade 12.
High S.T.E.P. students receive differentiated instruction, paraprofessional support, curriculum adaptations and modifications (M designated credits) when necessary.
Upon graduation from River East Collegiate High S.T.E.P. students will have the following options:
1. Be skillful in finding employment
2. Be eligible for admission to a post secondary educational institution to continue their formal education, and/or
3.Transition to Adult Services where they will continue training to upgrade skills needed in the competitive work market