How we see Elevate Learning Centre
Elevate Learning Centre provides an opportunity for students with unique needs to thrive in a supportive environment. With programming designed specifically for diverse learners, students receive small group instruction, daily social and emotional learning, and structured literacy. Elevate believes all students can thrive when supported in the right way. Its programming focuses on literacy, numeracy, executive functioning, and socio-emotional skills, enabling students to learn strategies to self-regulate independently. A high educator-to-student ratio means students receive the support they need to thrive and build their academic and social confidence.
How Elevate Learning Centre sees itself
"Elevate is a micro-school for diverse learning needs. At Elevate, we believe that all students can thrive and succeed when they are supported in the right way. Our learning program is designed for the unique needs of students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Type 1 ASD, and other exceptionalities to build student self-esteem and create motivation for learning. Our students work in small groups with one educator providing direct instruction based on student needs."
"At Elevate Learning Centre, we believe that ALL students can thrive and succeed when they are supported in the right way. Our program was created to specifically support students with diverse learning needs. We assess all students before they join us to identify their unique strengths and areas for growth. We use intense remediation and direct instruction in literacy and numeracy to solidify foundational skills with the goal of transitioning students back to their home school."
"Time and again our families emphasize our care and our expertise. They love that students are in small groups or working 1:1 for dedicated, tailored support. They report that students who hated reading are now reading chapter books. Students that were reluctant to go to school are excited each day. Our parents also appreciate our consistent communication about what strategies we're using, and how they can continue at home."
"We believe that open and reciprocal communication is the key to student success. We welcome parent and student feedback as it is a crucial component to student progress and achievement. You may be surprised to see students jumping on our little trampoline or sitting quietly on the couch with headphones on. We encourage our students to voice their needs, and we listen. If they need time, we will give them time."
"We believe learning happens inside and outside of the classroom. We offer frequent trips into the community, enough that they can seem commonplace. This includes trips to the library, to our local food bank to volunteer, weekly swim time, and in and around the city to support student learning. These trips are fun, but they are also a valuable opportunity for students to learn more about their community and get involved."
"All staff are trained in multi-sensory, evidence-based literacy and numeracy programs
Students are broken up into small groups of maximum 4 students to 1 teacher
Located next to a park and the local library
All students that have transitioned to their home school have done so successfully, with supports in place before they leave
Led by a learning resource teacher with 27 years in the school system"
How people from the school’s community see Elevate Learning Centre
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Julie Armstrong, Principal
OCT, 27 years as a Learning Resource Teacher, Special Education training for Learning Disabilities, Behaviour, and Gifted students.
Welcome to Elevate Learning Centre! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about our community. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to support our students on their learning journey. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you think Elevate would be a good fit for your child, we would be happy to have you with us.
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