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Secondary: Social Development

Program Description

The Social Development Class offers a small protected setting for students with significant social-emotional and executive functioning challenges.

Student Profile

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • exhibits externalizing or internalizing behaviours to a degree that impacts access to the curriculum
  • Dogwood track
  • R,H or D designation(s)
  • minimum literacy requirement of Gr. 5 decoding and reading comprehension level

Referral Process

Social Development referrals are to be submitted to the District Case Manager, Behaviour.

Documents Required

  • completed “Request for Designation &/or Special Education Program Placement” form
  • completed “Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies” (PRIS) form
  • Psycho-Educational assessment and speech and language assessment (if available)
  • comprehensive medical reports (e.g. hospital, psychiatric), (if available)
  • reports from pertinent community agencies/specialists (e.g. Ministry for Children and Family Development, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Mental Health Services)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • School-Based Team minutes 
  • Last report card available

Placement Evaluation

Student placement is reviewed every spring with the goal of returning students to their home schools. A transition plan between the program staff and the receiving school is developed.

Capacity and Staffing

Grade 8 and 9 (Jr.) Grade 10 - 12 (Sr.)

15 students

1 Teacher, 1 SSA and 1 SSB

Program Locations

Britannia Secondary (Jr. and Sr.)

David Thompson Secondary (Jr.) 

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