CURRICULUM & COURSE INFORMATION
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Through a team effort, students with diverse learning needs will become successful and independent learners, who realize and celebrate their God-given abilities and God-designed potential. We will achieve this growth by valuing diversity, cultivating authentic relationships, and fostering a growth mindset.
Graduation Requirements Statement
Courses in the Educational Support Services department do not receive credits towards graduation.
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation or Prior Assessment
God has created each person to be a unique individual with diverse learning needs. This scheduled period is for students who benefit from direct teacher support to understand and complete assignments. Time in this period is also used to develop executive functioning skills, such as time management, organization and planning. Students are guided to discover how their unique learning style can be a blessing to himself and to the rest of the community.
Prerequisite: Prior Assessment and Consultation with Parents or Guardians
Graduation Requirement: Students in the Modified Program receive a School Completion (Evergreen) Certificate rather than a Graduation (Dogwood) Diploma
Certain students are not yet able to demonstrate an emerging proficiency of the curricular competencies for courses even with appropriate adaptations and/or accommodations. In these circumstances, a modified program may be considered for the student with consultation between parents and the ESS department.
The modified program at Richmond Christian School is a balance of the student participating in classroom learning experiences and working on an individualized curriculum that may include courses in Life Skills and Work Experience. The student’s educational program is designed to meet the goals set out in the Individual Education Plan, as well as the curricular competencies from lower grade levels and the core competencies set by the Ministry of Education. These components allow the student to participate in a learning program that meets his or her specific learning needs. The implications of a modified educational program is that the student will receive Evergreen Certificate signifying school completion, rather than the Dogwood Diploma, which signifies the completion of the Ministry of Education Graduation Program.