Doing What’s Best for Kids

Vocational Individualized Program

Opportunity programming, like the Vocational Individualized Program, supports students with mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays in gaining skills for future independent living and employment.


  • Improve academic and independent living skills
  • Develop employment skills for students in junior or senior high


  • Application of strategies for studying, remembering and organizing information
  • Improved work and study skills

Program Delivery

  • A positive and supportive learning environment
  • Emphasis on literacy and math instruction in elementary grades
  • A slower pace of instruction
  • Flexible instruction based on students' needs and abilities
  • Visual aids, specific examples, and hands-on activities
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction


To be eligible for programming, students must be:

  • in grades 7 to 12
  • diagnosed with mild cognitive delay
  • demonstrating significant academic delays despite adequate intellectual, linguistic, sensory and emotional development

Alberta Curriciulum

Fort McMurray Public Schools' programming is based on the curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in the VIP program will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.