Grades 7 & 8
The SOAR Secondary program is a small-group high-school transition support program for children in Grades 7 and 8 with a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability. This program aims to prepare students for the transition to secondary by equipping them with the necessary skills to navigate their new school environment and advocate for their learning needs, thus fostering strong socio-emotional skills to set them up for success.
In SOAR Secondary, participants work on identifying their individual strengths and areas of improvement, communicating their needs, and developing strategies to prepare for a positive transition to high-school. Sessions are taught using a combination of discussion, instruction, and engaging activities.
Participants attending the sessions must:
- Be in Grade 7 or 8 at the time of participation;
- Have a diagnosed or suspected Learning Disability or ADHD;
- Have an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
- Not be diagnosed/identified with an intellectual disability or have significant behavioural support needs.
Fall Applications Now Open!
Fall 2021 Program Details
|Cost: FREE! *|
|Dates: October 19th – December 7th|
|Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Tuesdays)|
|Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams**)|
|Duration: 8 weeks|
* Fees subject to change in the future.
** In order to participate, participants must have access to a working device (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.) with microphone, camera, and internet connectivity.
|Oct. 26||IEPs and Accommodations|
|Nov. 2||Strengths and Needs|
|Nov. 9||Self-Advocacy at High-School|
|Nov. 16||Study and Organization Techniques|
|Nov. 23||Managing and Coping with Stress|
|Nov. 30||Resources Available at High-School|
|Dec. 7||Wrap-Up and Panel Discussion|
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