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Community Learning Skills/Connections

Program Description

Community Learning Skills/Connections programming support students with moderate cognitive disabilities, significant developmental delays and behavioural difficulties.


  • Develop academic, communication, personal and social skills


  • Development of reading, writing, listening and math skills
  • Improved ability to manage aggression or problematic behaviour
  • Improved social skills
  • Improved ability to express thoughts and feelings in appropriate ways
  • Improved work ethic and study habits

Program delivery

  • Clear expectations and regular routines in a structured classroom environment
  • Close, consistent supervision
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
  • Ongoing instruction in anger management and behaviour in social settings 
  • Field trips to enhance learning


Students must be 5 ½ to 20 years old with chronic, severe anti-social behaviours and a clinical diagnosis. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and specialized programming options

Alberta curriculum

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


Most schools offering specialized 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.


Elementary 2024–25

Junior High 2024–25

Senior High 2024–25