The Summer Tutoring Program is a Province-wide service first offered by the Council in 2006. The program is for children with disabilities who would otherwise lose school and literacy skills over the summer months. The program is structured to meet the individual needs of each student.
Instructional Assistants are hired across the province to deliver the service to approximately 150 students with special needs. The Instructional Assistants are generally post-secondary students in the Education and Human Services fields. Before the end of the school term, each child’s teacher or resource specialist supplies the Instructional Assistant with an individualized program to implement over the summer months.
The program is generally delivered in each child’s home. However, in circumstances where the home cannot be used, an alternative setting in the child’s community is found. The goal of the program is to help children and youth maintain their skills and prevent regression of those skills when they are not in school during the summer months. On average, students receive 2 - 3, one hour sessions per week. The amount of time Instructional Assistants spend with the child/youth each week depends on their needs and program demand.
Children with disabilities who have completed one year of school in the public education system and who are returning in the Fall are eligible to participate in the program. The fee is $125.00 for this eight-week program. Only Parents/Guardians may make application to the program. Referrals may not be made through schools or other professionals, although these individuals most often recommend the program to parents, pass along contact information or assist them in completing the program application. Parents must make application to the program each year, with payment, in order to receive services from the Summer Tutoring Program. Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information please contact 892-9149 ext 228 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations and fees must be submitted by May 22nd for the 2016 Summer Tutoring Program.
Download or print out a copy of the registration form.
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