The regions Chisholm Academy offers busing from are:
Additional notes: Bussing is determined annually, based on the locations of our students. We pick up at certral locations within walking distance of a students home. We do our best to minimize the time that each student stays on the bus. Routes are determined by our provider.
How we see Chisholm Academy
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How Chisholm Academy sees itself
"Our students have learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety but they're also regular kids who have struggled in school and who deserve to learn in an environment where they feel understood, respected, and heard. Chisholm Academy assists students reach their potential and gain confidence through a structured and supportive teaching style. The multi-disciplinary staff includes special education trained Ontario certified teachers, teaching assistants, child and youth workers, and a consulting psychology practice."
"Chisholm Academy (1971) is the first specialized school in Ontario for students with learning or personal concerns. We created a "typical" school for those who require individual educational plans, taught in small groups. While we do not accept students with behavioural issues, we are plaesed to accept studenst with LD, ADHD, anxiety or depression. 100% of our students attend post secondary institutions. Our relationships with our students and parents is always supportive and long-lasting."
"The Executive Director is a doctoral psychologist with expertise in clinical & educational psychology. Our principal & vice-principals hold specialist degrees & teaching staff are required to complete special education training. We employ counsellors, child & youth workers, recreation leadership staff and specialists in art & drama. There is very little staff turn over, which attests to the atmosphere. At Chisholm, comfort, personal growth & development, are as important as curriculum."
"The "normalized" environment we create, allows us to function as a traditional school yet employ all the aspects of individual educational plans. New students are immediately accepted and feel part of our family within days of starting at Chisholm. Our kids are are regular students who need that extra support in order to go on to college or university & lead successful independent lives. Moms & Dads quickly understand that their input is encouraged and appreciated."
"No one is bullied at Chisholm. Some of our kids had difficulty in previous schools. We facilitate personal relationships & activities to ensure all students are accepted. Our staff is committed to extra-curricular activities & we required that every student participates in at least 2 acticities. As students make friends & become increasingly confident, learning becomes easier. Our guidance department ensures post-secondary choices are appropriate & we consult with each student's new school."
"1. Every student has an Individual Education Plan, carefully written and thoroughly followed & reviewed regularly.
2. We only accept 130 students in grades 7 through 12 with an average class size of 8 students.
3. Unique extra-curricilar activities ensure all students participate and enjoy socializing.
4. Our last student parent survey's overall rating was 10.6 on an 11 point rating scale.
5. 25% of our students attend university and 75% percent attend college and we facilitate the transition."
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Dr. Howard A. Bernstein, Ph.D., C.Psych., Executive Director and Psychologist
Psychologist, register with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
It is incredibly satisfying to know that we created Chisholm Academy with the help of thousands of parents, students and staff. I believe that we are the premier private school, for students who need support based on their learning or emotional needs. Success has been demonstarted in the amount of time that our staff stays with our school, the acceptance rate into college and university and our students success in the work force and with their family. You can only imagine the joy we all feel when students visit Chisholm Acaedemy, to "show off" their success and their families with young children. Parents "lend us" the children with the hope and excectation that we will nurture them and teach them the lessons they require academically and to ensure they are the fine citizens that we want our chidren to become. It continues to ne an honour to lead Chisholm Academy with the help of so many supporters. Best wishes, Dr. B.
THE OUR KIDS REPORT: Chisholm Academy
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