Meeting the Needs of All Our Students
LD: Learning Disability
MID: Mild Intellectual Disability
LD and MID Program
Our students are placed in mainstream classes due to their designation from the TDSB Identification Committee. We closely monitor these students to support their success. All students with IEPs are given the opportunity to enroll in the General Learning Strategies course (GLE). In grade 9, this course is offered instead of one of their core courses. In GLE, our students are given the extra time and support they need in order to successfully complete the class work from their three other classes. They learn life skills, time management methods, study skills and organizational strategies that will support learning throughout their lives. Students receive a credit for the GLE course. We strongly encourage all of our students with IEPs to take GLE each year.
Intensive Support Programs (ISP)
Our students who are designated to be placed in the Intensive Support Program are offered core grade 9 and 10 classes: English, Math, Science, Civics, Careers, Geography and History. These smaller classes move at a pace which is best suited for student success. As well as the specially trained classroom teachers, our students can receive support from Educational Assistants (EAs), Special Needs Assistants (SNA) and Child & Youth Workers (CYWs). The ISP offers Applied, College, Essential, and Workplace level credits.
The Co-operative Education and school-to-work programmes link the school and our students to industrial, medical, commercial and business communities. This also includes our OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme) in which students acquire both apprenticeship hours and high school credits at the same time. Victoria Park offers a cooperative education program catered to the special learning needs of students with an Individual Education Plan.
Focus on Success (FOS)
Victoria Park is excited to offer an additional program piloted at the TDSB. This program is for our students who are in need of extra support. They can use this room to work in a quiet setting. Both a resource teacher and a CYW are available to assist and counsel the student. Our students use this program in order to support their success for regular classroom credits. Students do not receive a credit in this program. Before a student can have access to this room, he or she must have a parental permission form signed.
Special Education Department Staff Contacts for 2012
Vice Principal for Special Education:
Guidance Counselor for Special Education: