Learning Support Program
At St Francis of Assisi Academy, the Learning Support department oversees a variety of programs to meet the educational needs of students in grades Kindergarten through to grade 9.
Candidates for Christ the Redeemer intervention programs are determined in partnership with teacher input and the Learning Support Coordinator, who then communicates participation to families. These programs include early Reading Intervention for grade 1and grade 2 students, Enhanced Reading for students in grades 3-6, English Language Learning, Gifted and Talented, Learning Strategies for students in grades 7-9, and Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC). The Learning Support department liaises with several therapists to provide support for students requiring additional assistance in the areas of Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing support.
Individual Support Plans for students with identified learning needs or those requiring additional academic, behavioural, or medical supports are coordinated through the Learning Support Coordinator, with input from classroom teachers and specialists. Educational Assistants are key members of the Learning Support team in supporting programming in classrooms, in small group, or one-on one sessions to help meet the specific learning goals of students.
St. Francis of Assisi Academy’ Learning Support Coordinator is Mrs. Monika de Medeiros. Parents can contact Mrs. de Medeiros directly by calling the school or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org