English Language Learning
Students may come to our school identified as English Language Learners, or they may be identified by teachers and their school file upon arrival. Alberta Education requires the ESL Proficiency Benchmarks to be completed for these students. These benchmarks are completed during each reporting period. Cumulative information from classroom assessment and the ESL Proficiency Benchmarks will determine what supports will be put in place for the student. Should you have any further question in regards to the ESL Proficiency Benchmarks, please contact your child’s teacher, Carla Cameron our Inclusive Practices Coordinator or a member of our Administration.
ESL Parent Guide (7-9)
ESL Summary – Benchmarks (7-9)
ESL Parent Guide (4-6)
ESL Summary – Benchmarks (4-6
Literacy and Numeracy Support
Alberta Education describes Literacy and Numeracy as a shared responsibility among all educators. Although specific knowledge and skills are taught primarily in Language Arts and Mathematics, every subject area teacher is responsible for further developing, strengthening and enhancing literacy and numeracy skills. demands.
All students at Connect use an online structured literacy program called Lexia. This program allows students to work on individual literacy skills based on where they are at. If a student requires additional literacy or numeracy support, teachers will provide accommodations, strategies and modification support within the classroom first. If students require more additional support, they may be placed in a literacy or numeracy intervention group for 6-8 weeks. This intervention group is typically comprised of 3-4 students and helps them to develop specific skills in identified areas of need.
High School Preparation
Please find detailed information around high school registration and preparation here.