Cambrian Heights School Division II – Paced Learning Program
The Calgary Board of Education Paced Learning Program (PLP) classes are for students in grade 4 – 12 who have been identified with mild or moderate cognitive developmental disabilities (FSIQ 50-70 +/- 5) and mild to moderate adaptive functioning delays. Students may have co-occurring diagnosis such as mild cognitive disability and ADHD or ASD. The goal of PLP is to prepare students for adult life and to teach functional skills to support employment, volunteering and in some cases, enrolment in certificated community education programs.
Curriculum modifications and instructional accommodations will be implemented based on the individual students’ assessed strengths and needs including consideration of age, adaptive functioning, social skills, and developmental appropriateness. Curricular emphasis for elementary students is on basic literacy, numeracy, daily living, communication, and problem solving skills. Class size ranges from 12-14 students in elementary with a teacher and 1-2 educational assistants depending on grade division. Class size and staffing are carefully evaluated on an ongoing basis based on unique learner needs and class complexity.
What Makes Us Unique
Cambrian Heights is a vibrant co-teaching environment in which blended grade teams create collaborative learning spaces throughout the building. We are a diverse and inclusive learning community dedicated to advancing personalized learning through rich meaningful tasks and cross curricular inquiry-based projects. We take pride in our strong literacy program and have an intentional focus on numeracy. Our belief in "learning through doing” is supported through our Makerspace and our Arts space within the Discovery Learning Centre, while continuing to host a modernized library that encourages supported responsibility for borrowing books and self-checkout.
Central to our beliefs is that an atmosphere of respect, compassion and responsibility in a safe and caring environment promotes optimum learning. It is nurtured the partnership with Big Brothers and Sisters In -School Mentoring as well as their Between Generations/Grandparent Program. We are most fortunate to have a strong Parent Council/ School Association who help ensure that our learning environment has support in financing all technologies and in seizing all opportunities possible.