Special Education Department
The Special Education Department includes students with three exceptionalities: Language, Learning Disabilities, and those that are covered under the ASD spectrum. At North Park children in any of these placements would take the Learning Strategies course (GLE100/200/300/400). As an accredited course, Special Education students discover their varying learning styles and how to gear their study skills, use of technology, time management and organizational skills to improve their academic experience (GLE100/200). Such focus occurs in the grade 9 and 10 levels. While grade 11/12 courses (GLE300/400) begin the process of preparing for post-secondary or career transitions such as: apprenticeships, exploring college/university programs, and above all, developing self-advocacy skills for the future ahead.
In regards to the ASD program students are to take a GLE course throughout the whole year. Also, the main focus of the placement will be based on developing social skills, communication, and transition.
For any students struggling with the transition to secondary school, a general learning strategies class can be selected once in any of the grade levels.