Brentwood Elementary School houses one Elk Island Public School System Program. This Program has been developed for students with a wide variety of special education needs and is taught by trained Special Education teachers. This year at Brentwood, there are two System Program classes: one at the Grade 1, 2 and 3 level (GOALS I) and one at the Grade 4, 5 and 6 level (GOALS II).
The GOALS (Generating Occupational, Academic and Life Skills) Program offers smaller classes for more targeted instruction and is designed to meet the needs of students identified with mild cognitive (intellectual) disabilities. The focus of this program is to improve academic and independent living skills within a positive and supportive learning environment. Flexible and responsive instruction is guided by an Instructional Support Plan (ISP), builds on individual strengths and needs and follows the Alberta Education Programs of Study, with adaptations or modifications as necessary. The GOALS program continues all the way through to High School, where students work towards a High School Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of High School Achievement (Knowledge and Employability) rather than a High School Diploma. All special education students have an Instructional Support Plan or ISP to guide their academic programming. The ISP is developed in partnership with all educational stakeholders. This team includes: parents, teachers, and may also involve the principal, the school counselor, Supports For Students Consultants, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists.
For more information about the availability of this programming, please contact Supports For Students at Elk Island Public Schools (780-417-8219).