Intensive Support Program (ISP)

Intensive Support Program (ISP)

Intensive Support Program (ISP)

The Intensive Support Program (ISP)  at C.V.D.C.S. is for students in Grades 7 through 12 who have been assessed as an exceptional pupil by the Rainbow District School Board (RDSB).

Students in the ISP program have their educational goals, teaching strategies and assessment methods individually tailored to their needs and abilities.

For some students, that goal may include integration into the regular classroom with the support of the ISP teacher, Educational Assistants and the ISP classroom. They will gain Ontario Secondary School credits or at the Grade 7 and 8 level be assessed with the Ontario Provincial Report Card. The goal for these students is to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and be prepared for the transition to college, university or the workplace.

For other students, their program will be delivered in the ISP classroom and will earn non-credit bearing courses (k courses) and are assessed with an alternative report card. They may stay at C.V.D.C.S. until they reach the age of 21 and they will receive an Ontario Secondary School Certificate of Achievement with the expectation that they will be prepared to transition to a vocational program or other adult services in the community.

The k courses that each student takes is dependent on the learning expectations in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). For students with autism in the ISP/ASD class the main focus is on communication, social skills and life skills. Examples of other k courses are Creative Arts, Culinary Skills, Numeracy, Language Arts and the World of Work.

Staff in the ISP program work with the students, their families, RDSB Special Education Consultants and outside agencies such as Child Care Resources and Sudbury Developmental Clinical Services to insure that each student will be successful.

Other Resources

Developmental Clinical Services Sudbury
Child Care Resources Sudbury
Autism Ontario