In Alberta, educating students with diverse learning needs in inclusive settings is the first placement option considered by school authorities (Alberta Education, 2020). The Calgary Board of Education provides flexible programming that is responsive to the learning and wellness needs of all students. Students with diverse learning needs receive additional supports from a variety of multi-disciplinary team members, based on each student’s unique strengths and areas in need of support.
If after collaborative discussions with the school learning team, families are interested in exploring alternative education options, the Calgary Board of Education offers several complementary opportunities and specialized supports for students including in the following areas:
Please contact your school's principal to learn more about the different ways the Calgary Board of Education supports students with diverse learning needs.