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Opportunity

Program Description

Opportunity programming supports students with mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays gain skills for future independent living and employment.

Goals

  • Improve academic and independent living skills
  • Develop employment skills for students in junior or senior high

Benefits

  • Application of strategies for studying, remembering and organizing information
  • Improved work and study skills

Program delivery

  • Positive and supportive learning environment
  • Emphasis on literacy and math instruction in elementary grades
  • Slower pace of instruction
  • Flexible instruction based on students' needs and abilities
  • Visual aids, specific examples and hands-on activities
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction

Alberta curriculum

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in the Opportunity program will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

Transportation

Most schools offering special education needs programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

Full-Day Kindergarten

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Full-day Kindergarten programming supports students who are learning English or living in socially vulnerable neighbourhoods in preparing for Grade 1.

GOALS

  • Develop speech and language, and motor skills
  • Learn to share, co-operate, be responsible, problem-solve, self-express and make decisions
  • Participate in group and individual classroom activities
  • Develop positive attitudes toward learning
  • Develop a sense of confidence and self-esteem

BENEFITS

  • Improved ability to socialize and play with others
  • Increased independence
  • Development of co-ordination skills and healthy living habits

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Full-day classes scheduled for five days per week
  • Organized activities within a play-based learning environment
  • Flexible instruction based on students’ needs and interests
  • Supports like speech and language services, physical therapy, occupational therapy and family resource co-ordinator services

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this programming, students must be:

  • Four on or before March 1
  • Living in the attendance area of a school offering Full-day Kindergarten

For more information about eligibility, contact a school offering Full-day Kindergarten.

ALBERTA CURRICULUM

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Full-day Kindergarten will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.