Student Services

A.E. Cross provides a range of services to support students with their learning. We have two CBE special education classes that draw students from other parts of the city and provide alternative specialized programming. We also have English Language Learning support and instruction for our second language students. 

Learning Support Centre 

The Learning Support Centre (LSC) provides academic support for identified students for a variety of reasons. Referrals to the “Power Up for Learning” class are made by teachers in consultation with parents. Space is limited and student enrolment is determined on an individual basis.

It is the responsibility of each student to keep lock combinations confidential and to keep lockers locked. The school cannot assume responsibility for missing items. It is recommended that all items have the owner’s name on them, and that valuable items NOT be brought to school. 

The Learning Support Centre is accessed on an as-needed basis. Students access the LSC during their regular core class time to receive support as determined by their teacher. Students may go to the LSC for part of a class period (e.g. to write a test or to catch up on a missed assignment), or for a longer period of time, such as for a unit or even a semester, if the teacher determines that level of support is needed. Access to LSC for a class period is arranged by the teacher in communication with LSC staff (provided space is available). Longer term access must be arranged through the Student Services Counsellor, with parental support.

Student Services 

Student Services maintains a wide range of school-based supports, aimed at enhancing student learning. The Student Services Counsellor is available to assist students who may experience school and/or personal problems. 


Counseling, Student Integration, Educational and Behavioural Supports. To learn more see our Guidance page.  


High School Registration, Learning Support Center, Education Assistants, Attendance

External Agencies

Big Brothers Big Sisters, GO Girls, Wiseguyz, Dare to Dream program, Access Mental Health Supports, and other counseling/academic links

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Support for Students at the CBE

Our students’ success is our top priority and we understand that our students live complex lives and that many factors both in the school and outside of school can affect their ability to learn. The CBE offers a variety of services (such as Culture and Linguistic Support, Exceptional and Special Needs, and Psychological Services) to support students, their families and our school, so students can be successful learners. Visit the CBE website to learn more.​​​​