Mission: The mission of the CA school counselors is to provide a comprehensive guidance program that will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective communicators, responsible and caring world citizens, and lifelong learners. The counseling program is an integral part of CA's total program, with a commitment to individual uniqueness, understanding of multicultural diversity, and maximum development of potential.
Canadian Academy counselors are available to assist students in all aspects of their personal, social, and academic growth. Growing up is not always easy; an international and multicultural setting has its own challenges. Students are invited to visit with any of the counselors to confidentially share their concerns, questions, or problems.
For students with mild to moderate learning differences, we offer a Learning Resources program. The LR teacher will either push in to work with students in their mainstream classroom or pull students out for individual or small group instruction. For students who are having difficulties with reading or writing, we have a pull-out program where emphasis can be placed on strategies to improve weaknesses in these areas. Students may work in small groups or in one-on-one instruction.
Middle and High School Levels
The Learning Resources Program is designed to serve students who need additional support to achieve academic success at the middle and high school levels. It is a pull out program that provides instruction in a small group or on a one-on-one basis, by a special education teacher. Within its framework the program attempts to respond to the needs of students experiencing difficulties in the academic domains, study skills, organization, and information processing.
The ESOL program at Canadian Academy is one of inclusion. The ESOL teacher works in your child's classroom, offering lessons which support and deepen language learning. English is taught through the curriculum of the classroom, rather than as a separate curriculum. Canadian Academy recognizes that ESOL students bring a diverse range of skills, interests and experiences which have a positive impact on our community.
Students in our elementary level ESOL program receive 30-50 minutes of daily support with teachers pushing into the mainstream classrooms. ESOL teachers plan with classroom teachers to provide support for the instructional program. Students who are "Beginner" or "Progressing" receive additional small group pull-out support instead of Japanese.
Middle and High School Levels
All middle school ESOL students receive both in-class and pull-out support. The ESOL teacher works with students in their science and humanities classes, offering assistance and ESOL-friendly instruction in collaboration with the classroom teacher. The ESOL pull-out class is an MYP course: English Language B.
Supplementary English classes are available for ninth and tenth grade students; however, all applicants to the high school need to be at or near grade level in English to be accepted into CA.