60 St. Andrew Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1A3
Phone: 519-271-4500
Fax: 519-273-7118

Principal: K. Mills
Co-Principal: R. MacSorley
Vice-Principal: S. Richardson


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Resource and Student Success

LEARNING SERVICES - SCS

All students require support from teachers, classmates, family, and friends in order to thrive and to gain full benefit from their school experience. Some students have special needs that require additional supports.

Some students have special education needs. Students can be formally identified through the Identification, Placement and Review Process (IPRP) and have an Individual Education Plan(IEP) that guides their programming. Other students have an Individual Education Plan without the formal identification. At Central, teachers are working towards universal design for learning and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms.

As students transition to high school we encourage better understand who they are as learners, which accommodations will help them achieve success and how to use and independently advocate for accommodations. This is a process which we start in grade 9 and move forward at a pace that is appropriate for the student. Special Education Resource teachers work with classroom teachers to determine how accommodations can be provided within the classroom environment to support the model of inclusion. It is important to note that the same accommodations are not always required for all courses. When alternative spaces are required to support learning, various locations around the school are used including the joint Learning Services and Student Success area. As technology in the classroom is the norm, independent use and the development of self regulation to use it as a tool for success is reinforced. As students transition from high school to the world of work or postsecondary education, our hope is that they have become better self advocates for their  future success.

Students who have an IEP or have been identified with a Learning Disability are eligible to take a General Learning Skills course,GLE, in grades 9 and 10 which provide them  the opportunity to receive support in literacy, numeracy and learning skills while earning a credit. (See course descriptions under Special Education course section)

GIFTED AND  ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students who seek enrichment opportunities are able to select from a variety of courses at Stratford Central which extend the curriculum past grade expectations.  Enriched courses in grades 9 and 10 prepare students for Advance Placement opportunities in Grade 12 which lead to the opportunity write international exams.  More information is available in the course calendar.

Avon Maitland’s Programs for the Gifted provides gifted learners the opportunity to work with like minded peers and to experience programming at a depth and breadth beyond that which is typically offered in the regular classroom environment. The program exposes participating students to a wide variety of activities from critical analytical thinking to opening the door to creativity. Students in grade 9 and 10 have the opportunity to attend 10, one-day out of school learning experiences a year.

Placement in programs for the gifted is based on individual assessment. Students must be identified by an Individual Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) as Intellectually Gifted and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in place in order to access both the one day withdrawal program and the modules.

STRIVE

STRIVE is a program which offers an opportunity for success for those students who have had frequent difficulty in their regular classroom setting because of significant social, emotional or behavioural issues that have interfered with their own academic success and the success of their peers.

More information about the services offered can be found at AMDSB Learning Services.Students with an IPRC designation or only an IEP may access the Resource Room throughout the school day to get assistance with assignments, homework and test preparation. Test and exams may be written in the Resource Room where support can be given as indicated on the IEP. Students who have an IEP or have been identified with a Learning Disability are eligible to take a GLE or GLS course, which gives them the opportunity to receive academic assistance while earning a credit. (See course descriptions under Special Education course section.)

All students require support from teachers, classmates, family, and friends in order to thrive and to gain full benefit from their school experience. Some students have special needs that require additional supports beyond those ordinarily received in a classroom setting.

Many students have special education needs. Some are formally identified through the Identification, Placement and Review Process (IPRP) and have an Individual Education Plan(IEP) that guides their programming. Other students have an Individual Education Plan without the formal identification. Classroom teachers focus on universal design for learning and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.