Doing What’s Best for Kids

Vocational Individualized Program

This unique offering is designed to support junior and senior high school students with mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays, equipping them with vital skills for independent living and gainful employment. Here's an in-depth look at what the VIP endeavours to achieve, its benefits, and how it beautifully aligns with the Alberta curriculum.

Offered exclusively at Composite High School, the VIP stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to FMPSD's dedication to inclusivity and empowerment.

Our Goals: Drawing the Roadmap to Success

The Vocational Individualized Program goes beyond traditional education paradigms to:

  • Improve Academic and Independent Living Skills: VIP focuses on enhancing basic math and literacy skills critical for everyday living, aiming to foster a degree of independence that instils student confidence.

  • Develop Employment Skills: The program sets the foundation for successful future employment in various industries by introducing students to practical work skills and providing hands-on activities.

Program Benefits: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

Participants in the VIP stand to gain immensely, not just academically but in realms that extend into their personal and professional lives:

  • Strategic Learning Techniques: The program introduces effective strategies for studying, organizing information, and remembering crucial details, enabling students to approach learning and tasks more effectively.

  • Enhanced Study and Work Skills: Students refine their work and study habits through targeted instruction, preparing them for the responsibilities and challenges of adult life and the workplace.

How We Deliver Success

At the heart of VIP's effectiveness is its delivery method, which includes:

  • A Supportive Learning Environment: Our ethos is centred around positivity and support, creating a space where students feel valued and motivated.

  • Tailored Instruction: Recognizing our students' diverse needs and abilities, instruction is adapted for maximum engagement and comprehension. This includes visual aids, hands-on activities, and specific examples.

  • Focused Class Sizes: Smaller class sizes ensure more personalized attention and targeted instruction, allowing educators to effectively address individual learning gaps.

Who Can Benefit?

The VIP is designed for students who are:

  • Enrolled in grades 7 to 12
  • Diagnosed with a mild cognitive delay
  • Experiencing significant academic delays despite having adequate intellectual, linguistic, sensory, and emotional development

Aligned With Excellence: Our Curriculum Standpoint

In line with FMPSD's commitment to delivering quality education, the Vocational Individualized Program is grounded in the Alberta Education curriculum, ensuring all students receive a comprehensive and robust educational experience.

Step Into the Future With VIP

By blending academic learning with practical life skills, the Vocational Individualized Program prepares students for tomorrow and empowers them to conquer it. FMPSD invites parents and guardians of eligible students to explore how the VIP can be the key to unlocking their child's potential for independence and employment.

In a world where the conventional path doesn't fit all, FMPSD's Vocational Individualized Program paves a new road towards success—one where every student is equipped to tackle the challenges of the future head-on.