Grades 1-12 School Program

Our school programs are created for students who have autism spectrum disorder or similar learning differences such as sensory integration difficulties, impairments in social interaction, and difficulties with emotional control and interpersonal skills.

We work with our students and their families to focus on their individual strengths while we implement strategies to overcome emotional challenges, develop positive peer relationships, and achieve academic success. Each student has an Individualized Program Plan (IPP), which is designed to address their specific educational needs.

The school program places a strong emphasis on academic independence, social behavior, communication, and self-regulation for students aged 6 to 20 years of age. Classes are held during regular school day hours, five days a week.



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Curriculum

All of the curriculum follows Alberta Education’s Program of Studies with adaptations as required.

We focus on:

  • Academic independence
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Friendships (communication and social skills)
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-regulation and sensory integration
  • Social awareness and social understanding
  • Workplace readiness skills

News

Planning for the Transition

July 2, 2019

This will be New Heights’ last year in our space in the Athlone building, and we are excited for our…...

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Changes in Transitioning to Adulthood

July 2, 2019

Our Transitioning to Adulthood Coordinator, Jen Bodiguel, is off on maternity leave. She and her family welcomed baby Hazel to…...

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Summer Office Hours

July 2, 2019

As of June 28th, 2019 New Heights School is on summer holidays. Regular school office hours will resume on August 19th, 2019.  The…...

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