Opportunity programming supports students with mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays gain skills for future independent living and employment.
Improve academic and independent living skills
Develop employment skills for students in junior or senior high
Application of strategies for studying, remembering and organizing information
Improved work and study skills
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
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.
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.
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.
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Edmonton Public Schools
Centre for Education
1 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4G9 780-429-8000