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Saint André Bessette Catholic Secondary School
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School to Community Pathways Program

​​​​​​The School to Community Pathways Program is designed to support secondary students with significant​ special needs:  

  • students with high needs who are experiencing significant intellectual delays
  • require additional time, intervention and support to successfully enter the world of work.
  • may eventually transition to assisted living
  • designed to maximize student potential and promote independence
  • focus on transition to the world of work and/or living within the community
Supports may include:
  • School to Community Pathway Teacher, Subject Teachers, Educational Assistants, Student​ Program Support Teachers, peers, ...
  • reduced pupil teacher ratio
  • specialized equipment
  • EA support for personal care and safety needs​
Secondary Courses for Students Integrated into our School Community

​​Open Courses​​Locally Developed Courses​​K Courses
​​Offer many opportunities for skill development while enhancing the school experience

Include many of the Arts, Physical Education, Business, Technology and Religious Education Courses
​Are designed for students who may not be ready to access the Grade 9 curriculum in English, Math and Science

Have a lower class size allowing for individual attention
​Are non-credit bearing courses

Include content of credit courses with a functional, practical focus whenever possible

Are based upon Ministry of Education listings

​K Courses - Samples

​Literacy (KEN)​Numeracy and Numbers (KMN)​​Social Skills Development (KHD)
​Literacy and communication skills

Preparation for daily living and workplace settings
​​Development of mathematic and problem solving skills

Prepar​​ation for daily living and workplace settings
​​Development of the individual in his/her relationship with and response to others

Further develops confidence, positive sense of self and values

Transitions to the Community

As part of our comprehensive School to Work program, we assist families in finding community partners that will provide next steps in the transition to adult living.

Community Agencies include: