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Opportunity

Program Description

Opportunity programming supports students with mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays gain skills for future independent living and employment.

Goals

  • Improve academic and independent living skills
  • Develop employment skills for students in junior or senior high

Benefits

  • Application of strategies for studying, remembering and organizing information
  • Improved work and study skills

Program delivery

  • Positive and supportive learning environment
  • Emphasis on literacy and math instruction in elementary grades
  • Slower pace of instruction
  • Flexible instruction based on students' needs and abilities
  • Visual aids, specific examples and hands-on activities
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction

Eligibility

Students must be 5 ½ to 20 years old with a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive disability. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options

Alberta curriculum

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in the Opportunity program will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

Transportation

Most schools offering special education needs programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

Locations:

Elementary 2016-17


Junior High 2016-17


Senior High 2016-17