All Esquimalt students are eligible for academic support in the Resource Room. Preferential placement will be given to students with Ministry learning designations. Students are referred to the Resource Room by counsellors, classroom teachers, administration, parental request and recommendations from Middle Schools.
The Resource Room has many uses for students and teaching staff. Students can be given additional instruction in core subjects and assignments can be completed. Students enrolled in this program do not receive a letter grade. An effort mark is issued: good (G), satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U). Student effort, attendance, preparedness and behaviour will be considered when assigning an effort mark.
Students in this program have been designated by the Ministry of Education as having a MID, SLD, MSPID or a PDCH designation. Placement in the program is on the recommendation of Middle Schools or referral by Esquimalt’s School-Based Team. Students in this program are on a School Leaving Certificate Program. All academic courses have been modified to meet individual academic needs.
The focus of the program is to teach students skills that will assist them in their everyday lives. This includes skills necessary for successful home and work environments.
Students will be given instruction in math, language arts, social studies and some science. These subjects will be complimented with recreational activities and life-skills training. Students of the Resource II program will receive direction from the teacher and Education assistant, however, students are encouraged to study courses outside of the Resource II classroom (primarily electives).
All age appropriate students will complete work experience placements in the community. Students will develop skills and talents that will assist them as they enter the work force. Work experience is a requirement of the program. It will be the job of the teacher and assistants to provide a program which allows the student to experience success, develop a positive work ethic and build confidence.
Detailed course descriptions can be found in our Course Guide.