Calgary Catholic School District is a learning organization that empowers students to reach their full potential, to meet the challenges of life, to serve their community and to journey in faith with God, through Christ, in the spirit.
The values of our Catholic faith permeate all programs offered within Calgary Catholic schools.
The Calgary Catholic School District supports students with special education needs through individualized program plans which are delivered either in a regular classroom setting in the student’s neighborhood school or in a specialized setting within the District.
Students with special education needs new to the Calgary Catholic School District must first register at their neighborhood school. This determines residency with the District and allows District staff to begin gathering pertinent information about the students learning needs. Students with special education needs often require special programs or services that are intended to address their strengths and areas of need.
Placement with the Calgary Catholic School District whether it is a regular classroom or a specialized setting follows a careful review of the student’s strengths and needs and collaboration with the student’s family. This process is adhered to for students who are gifted and talented and students who have mild, moderate or severe learning needs, as defined by Alberta Education.
The unique learning needs of students with visual impairments are most effectively met through a collaborative, coordinated team approach including professionals, parents and students. The Consultant for the Visually Impaired coordinates and facilitates support for individualized services for children who are blind or visually impaired. Instruction and support for specialized services including: books and materials in alternate formats (Braille, large print, audio, e text), orientation & mobility, as well as specialized equipment and technology are provided to ensure access to the core and expanded core curriculums. These specialized services and supports foster spiritual, emotional, communicative and academic development enabling students to achieve success.
In the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus, children are encouraged and inspired to be “equal and yet have the right to be different”. (Dr. Phil Hatlen, Superintendent Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired)
For more information, contact:
CCSD - Calgary Catholic
St. Leo School
6220 Lakeview Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 5T1