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The B.A.S.E.S. MissionB.A.S.E.S. is an acronym that stands for Building Academic,
Social and Employment Skills, which is also the mission of our B.A.S.E.S.
program. Therefore, the learning in a
B.A.S.E.S. program focuses on Social Skills, Employment Skills and the Academic
Skills that are relevant to the work place and community.
the mission of a B.A.S.E.S. Program is to have the wide variety of students
achieve their individual goals. Some of the students that might be in a B.A.S.E.S.
Program include students with developmental disabilities, intellectual
disabilities, Autism, A.D.H.D., Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorder,
Downs Syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, severe behaviour and others.
(Learner Support BASES)
is a division of our BASES program. It
is an academic and social skills program for high functioning BASES students
and special placement students. LSB
classes are limited to students who fit the social and academic profile. In this special class, there is a combination
of group teaching and individualized academics.
This program is new to Sullivan Heights this year. These students could possibly have up to
three blocks of LSB as well as independently take various other academic and
non-academic courses. There is EA
support for the students in LSB, and there are work experience EAs that support
all LSB and BASES students on work experience.
Students in LSB and BASES graduate with a School Leaving Certificate.
needs to be modified and adjusted to find the zone of proximal learning for
each student, which is the zone where there is a balance of success and
challenge without excessive frustration or boredom. Impossible expectations
can lead to frustration and discouragement. Lack of challenges can lead to
boredom. Modified academic skills have a career skill or life skill focus. We focus on functional academics. Functional reading and reading comprehension,
writing, mathematics (basic numeracy skills as well as telling time, time
management and money math)
Heights B.A.S.E.S. program we promote and teach positive social skills. We
value community and encourage students to relate in positive ways. Successful social skills are one of the
most important life skills. Most
employers place a great deal of value on inter-personal skills.
We hope all
students can reach their maximum potential and have the most opportunities
possible for them to choose for their future. Realistic goals are important for
achieving this vision.