Learning Support Centre

Our Learning Support Staff

Department Head: Erika Hopper

Learning Support Teacher: Hailey Desotti

Educational Assistant: Debbie Boville

Student access to the sign-up form for accommodations in the Learning Support Centre (Alternate setting):  
Test/Assignment Sign-up         


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Our Philosophy:

We provide academic, physical, emotional, and/or behavioural support to students with exceptionalities. We take a collaborative approach, working closely with students, parents and colleagues to provide all students with opportunities for achievement and success.

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Consistency
  • Flexibility

The LSC is a multi-purpose space with a variety of areas suitable for independent and group work. Learning Support Teachers work collaboratively with EAs and subject teachers to enhance student learning.

Student Supports Offered:

  • IEP development and review
  • Daily/weekly/monthly check-ins
  • Organizational support and strategies
  • SEA Training and Support
  • Alternative settings and work space for tests/assignments
  • Tutorials and mini-workshops
  • Transition activities/planning
  • Group sessions: exam preparation and study skills
  • Acquisition of e-texts (AERO)
  • Collaboration with subject teachers, Guidance Counsellors and Student Success teachers as needed
  • Individualized support
  • Support for students dealing with chronic and/or acute health issues

Staff Supports Offered:

  • Classroom support as needed
  • Information and strategies relating to specific exceptionalities (Autism, LD, AD(H)D, Physical Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Low Vision)
  • Alternative settings and work space for tests/assignments and small group support
  • SEA Training and support
  • Mini-workshops and support with the implementation of IEP accommodations

For Parents:

Subject-specific questions relating to course content or course assessment and evaluation should be directed to the classroom teacher as a first step. Similarly, timetable questions and/or requests for timetable changes must go through the student’s counsellor in Student Services.

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