At Monarch Park Collegiate we accommodate the needs of many types of differently-abled students.
The Developmentally Delayed (DD) Program meets the educational needs of approximately 30 students in a fully self-contained environment. Students would enter this program with a specific offer of placement generated at the TDSB level.
The Physically Disabled (PH) Program provides support to meet the physical and learning needs of physically disabled students who are integrated, in varying degrees, into the regular stream of learners at the school. These students must also receive an offer of placement to this program that is generated at the TDSB level.
The Learning Disabilities (LD) Program provides different levels of support to identified students. These students have been to an IPRC where it has been determined that they meet the criterion of a Learning Disability.
Depending on the need the following service levels are available:
A. Core subjects are delivered in a small class setting with class-wide accommodations and the support of an education assistant. The subjects include:
- English (9&10)
- Math (9&10)
- Geography (9)
- Science (9&10)
- History (10)
- Civics/Careers (10)
B. Learning Strategies (GLE) Credit courses are offered in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. These courses allow students to improve their skills in such areas as organization, studying, time-management, assignment completion, test preparation, team-building and language development. There is a strong focus on applying these Learning Strategies to day-to-day course work and assignments in their subject areas.
C. Resource Room Support is available as a non-credit class to assist students with their courses as needed. Assistance is provided in the following areas:
- breaking assignments into manageable parts,
- facilitatiing understanding of material
- assisting with organizing/editing of writing
- preparing for test/exams
- additional support as needed