Programs

Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority’s mission is to meet the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all the children and staff in our care within our educational mandate and our human and financial resources.  In support of its mission statement, Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority offers a variety of support services and programs so all students can achieve academic and personal success. 

Programming Definitions

K4 &K5 Programs: We provide early childhood experiences through the use of stimulating centers, circle time, library time, and instructional time that focuses on early literacy and math skills. Students also partake in a number of field trips that expand their vocabulary and learning experiences.  Ermineskin schools offer both morning and afternoon daily Kindergarten programs.

Regular Programming: Programming that follows the provincial programs of study, which identify what students are expected to learn and do in each subject and grade.

Adapted Programming: Programming that retains the learning outcomes of the Program of Studies and where adjustments to the instructional process are provided to address the special education needs of the student.

Modified Programming: Programming in which the learning outcomes are significantly different from the provincial curriculum and are specifically selected to meet students' special education needs.

EOP Program: Program for students with severe disabilities who require constant one-on-one assistance to complete regular tasks, as well as extensive additional supports from other professionals and/or agencies.

Eagles Program: A grade 1 to 6 program developed to teach strategies to assist students with functional reading, writing, and math. The program encompasses the academic needs of the students as well as personal growth by including life skills and social skills instruction.

Junior High Transition Program: A grade 7 to 9 program developed to teach strategies to assist them with functional reading, writing, and math. The program encompasses the academic needs of the students as well as personal growth by including life skills and social skills instruction.

Knowledge & Employability Program (K&E): The Knowledge and Employability courses are designed for students who meet the criteria and learn best through experiences that integrate essential and employability skills in occupational contexts. The courses provide students opportunities to enter into employment or continue their education. Ermineskin Junior Senior High offers K&E course for grades 10 to 12. Students completing the K& E requirements will receive an Alberta Education recognized Certificate of Achievement and will participate in a graduation ceremony.

High School Diploma Program: As a minimum to obtain an Alberta High School Diploma, students must have at least 100 credits in certain courses. Entry into post-secondary programs and workplaces may require additional and/orspecific courses.Students completing the High School Diploma requirements will receive an Alberta Education recognized High School Diploma and will participate in a graduation ceremony

Ehpewapahk Program: A 3-year alternative program developed to provide students with strong life and employment skills through a variety of programs including character education, mentorship programs, outdoor education, cultural activities, numeracy and literacy education, as well as obtaining necessary identification and certificates through vocational training. Students completing this program will receive an Alberta Education recognized Certificate of School Completion or an Ehpewapahk certificate and will participate in a commencement ceremony.

Transition Support Program (TSP): An individualized program for high school aged students with significant special needs who require a 1-on-1 Educational Assistant. This program focuses on life skills training in areas related to functional math and literacy skills, communication, employability, relationships, transportation, daily living and leisure. This is a collaborative transition program involving the school, parents, student, and agencies in the community in order to determine appropriate career, schooling and/or living directions and to program fro gradual transition from school to community.Students completing this program will receive an Alberta Education recognized Certificate of School Completion and will participate in a commencement ceremony.

Student Support Definitions

Sohki Program:The SOHKI program is for students who cannot function in a traditional classroom setting due to their severe behaviors. The SOHKI Program is an activity-based program. SOHKI offers students a safe and caring environment where they can be successful and productive.  The goal of the SOHKI Program is to provide the students with behaviour strategies and supports with the intent of them returning back to their class.

Home Study Program: A student can be placed on a home study program only under the direction of the Principal. The classroom teacher provides and marks student assignments and the parent supervises the student at home.

Student Interventions Hearings:  Intervention hearings will be started for any student for inappropriate conduct, which, in the opinion of the school Principal, is harmful to the moral tone and/or general well being of the school community.

Student Support Team: The Student Support Team is a committee of individuals that has been established to allow for collaborative teaming and problem solving along with the classroom teacher for “at-risk-students”.

Counseling Program:  A comprehensive school guidance, counselling and career program that is centered on helping all students meet their growth and developmental needs (educational, personal/social/spiritual and career).

Special Education Program: The special education program supports and provides programming for students identified as being in need of special education programs because of their behavioral, communicational, intellectual, learning or physical characteristics, or students who require specialized health care services or students who are gifted and talented. 

Miyo Program Guide
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