The Special Education staff of Brampton Centennial SS support students through Learning Strategies courses, regular monitoring, and provision of accommodations within classes.
For further information, please call the school and speak with members of our staff.
Regional Communications Program
Brampton Centennial S.S. is also the site of a Regional Communications Program.
The Regional Communications Program is designed to accommodate the learning needs of adolescents with severe learning disabilities. Through significant learning accommodations, students will follow the curriculum expectations of the Applied and/or Academic levels of the Ontario secondary curriculum. Instruction will occur in small ratio classes (recommended maximum 8 students) for English, Mathematics, History, Geography and Science (where appropriate) for grades 9 and 10. The grade 11 and 12 program may offer small ratio instruction for a variety of core subject classes depending on student needs. Students in this program may also participate in the Guidance: Learning Strategies curriculum (GLE) for direct instruction in learning skills.
Through learning accommodations, students will follow the curriculum expectations of the Applied and/or Academic levels of the Ontario Secondary Curriculum.
Educational programs are designed for each student on the basis of individual needs and addressed in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The objectives of the Regional Secondary Communication Program are:
- to provide extensive accommodations and some curriculum modifications, if required, in order to support the student with compulsory academic subjects (e.g. English, math, science, history, geography)
- to encourage self advocacy skills and teach learning strategies that will enable the student to achieve greater academic independence
- support the integration of assistive technology and compensatory software – Kurzweil, Premier and/or Dragon Naturally Speaking.
- Support the student's learning and social/emotional needs, through the monitoring role of the regional special education teacher across all subject areas
- to prepare the student for increased integration into the regular secondary program
- to improve competency in literacy skills
A student considered for placement in the Regional Communication Program – Learning Disability shall:
- Meet the criteria to be identified as Exceptional Communication – Learning Disability or
- Have demonstrated a need for intensive Special Education support in low pupil-teacher ratio classes, and
- Need substantial accommodation in instruction and assessment for successful integration
Students anticipate coming to the Program because they believe that this is a wonderful opportunity for success and for a pathway to college and/or university.