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Learning Support Services
At Abbotsford Virtual School, we are committed to providing our students with the best learning support available: This includes but is not restricted to the following:
- Face to face tutoring
- Course and Career Counseling - see District Programs Flyer #1 and #2
- Individualized programming
- Graduation Planning
- Adult Education
- Special Education Services e.g. Teacher Assistants
Learning Support Services at AVS
The “Learning Centre” provides a range of services to students in need of additional support, and includes the following:
monthly School Based Team (SBT) meetings, at which students of concern can be discussed and further action decided on. SBT meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Learning Centre. SBT referral forms are available both in the staff room and the Learning Centre.
file review of students by Learning Support teacher, to gain a clear picture of student’s history and prior interventions, if any.
referral for all available district and community services (psycho-educational testing, Mental Health services, occupational therapy/physiotherapy, hospital/homebound teachers).
provision of adapted and/or modified materials for students as needed.
“drop in” Learning Centre support for secondary students from 1-3 p.m. daily. Many students simply appreciate a quiet, work like space in which to study, some require extra assistance and others benefit from a safe, supportive environment. The Learning Support teacher and one or more Teaching Assistants are available to students at that time.
applications made on behalf of those students requiring Accreditation for provincially examinable courses.
by prior arrangement, students can write exams in the Learning Centre with staff providing invigilation.
for those students who continue to struggle academically and who are considered to be in need of further assessment, screening tests (KTEA, KBIT, Slosson) are administered and scored, with the results shared with the psychologist attached to the school. Where indicated, a referral for further assessment is made.
preparation of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for designated students, in consultation with staff and parents/guardians.
direct support to individual students on a scheduled basis in the mornings. Teaching Assistants are assigned to work with designated students, while the Learning Support teacher is available to work with students on a limited basis.