Through collaboration with the Alberta Children’s Hospital, pediatric and psychiatric outreach services are available on a monthly basis in the Strathmore area. These resource professionals are teamed with professionals from other disciplines who are already, or will be, working with the referred child and his/her family in order to ensure integrated assessment and intervention.
The primary grades lay the foundation for all future interactions with education. By intervening with grade one and grade two students, it is intended that the Early Literacy Initiative will develop skills and enhance their abilities and successes
Numeracy in education is as important as literacy. The intention of the Early Numeracy Initiative is to intervene during the early years to enhance students' abilities and successes through skill development
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) students are students who first learned to speak, read and/or write a language other than English and whose level of English language proficiency precludes them from full participation in learning experiences provided in Golden Hills schools.
Family School Community Resource Program
The FSCRC Program offers support services for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and their families, who may be experiencing a range of challenges at school, at home or in multiple environments. The program may be an extension of existing services, or for those students and their families who are not currently involved with other support agencies. The program offers individual counseling, group counseling and classroom and community presentation. Early intervention and prevention is the focus.
Learning Support Programs
Golden Hills School Division recognizes the need for a continuum of specialized programs and services to support diverse learners. Target programs are available at every school based on the individual needs and resources of the setting. Project H.O.P.E. provides children within Wheatland area, who have severe social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs with the opportunity for music, art and recreational therapy. Specialized congregated programs can be found within the Wheatland and Kneehill area to support students with severe social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental challenges.
This program provides therapeutic services for children 3-18 years with severe learning needs, including communication, cognitive, self-help, social-emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.