The Province of British Columbia today (4 October 2016) designated fifteen schools as Special Education Schools, more than doubling the number of these schools in the province.
Each of the 15 SES schools is unique, and provides specific and focussed environments for students with special needs to learn vital academic, communication, social and life skills, tailored to their abilities.
Highly specialized programs are designed for students with a wide range of special needs, including but not limited to those who are deaf or hard of hearing, dealing with mental health issues, behavioural challenges and developmental difficulties, as well as at-risk youth.
“The increase in designated SES schools is reflecting the need for highly specialized programs, supporting students with a wide range of abilities,” said Simon Gibson, parliamentary secretary for independent schools. “By designating nine additional SES schools, we are increasing the profile of programs and supports for those with special learning needs, and providing educational choices for families.”
The Mediated Learning Academy is one of these newly designated Special Education Schools. We believe that this designation will help us provide services to our special-needs students, and are pleased to be included in this program.
- based in part on a news release from the Government of British Columbia