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Learning Supports

Learning Supports

CFIS students have access to an impressive array of learning and emotional supports to inspire and to guide them towards success. Whether it is working with a student who has a learning difference or supporting one who wants to charge ahead in a particular area, faculty and leadership recognize the needs of the individual. 

Along with our academic instructors, we have specialty teachers who are exceptionally skilled in different areas:

  • Literacy facilitators – motivate students to love reading and help with homework completion in after-school care
  • Reading specialists – focus on understanding written French with our youngest students 
  • Guidance counsellors – provide specialized views on students' future academic or vocational pursuits and help them plan for the long-term
  • School psychologists – aid students and parents to overcome social and emotional challenges, and enable teachers to enhance the educational environment
  • Learning strategists – provide learning support and enrichment by developing customized educational plans
  • Teacher assistants – contribute in-class support to teachers and students
  • Interns – support students and teachers while learning how to become educators 
  • External support – strengthen student learning and development; includes educational aides, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and more

In the Secondary Division, we have:

  • Small class sizes
  • 8 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Team teaching – teachers work together in a classroom to learn from each other and provide close attention to students as they learn
  • A faculty-mentor program – faculty cultivate a long-term relationship with students through our House Program to develop their academic, social, and emotional potential
  • University planning - faculty and leadership work with students to plan ahead, research, and explore post-secondary options and areas of study nationally and internationally

The Learning Commons (LC) and Marcel Tremblay Learning Resource Centre (MTLRC) provide students with tools, spaces, experiences, resources, and books to encourage inquiry-driven knowledge acquisition. Our libraries foster a life-long love of reading and inspire curiosity to discover new things. Some of the things taught at the Learning Commons include:

  • Literacy of all kinds, focusing on information, technology, and reading literacy
  • Ethical use of intellectual property
  • Digital citizenship
  • Cross-subject, STREAM-based learning (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and maths)
  • UNESCO principles
  • Alberta Cross Curricular Competencies – Approaches to Learning (ATLs)

Our learning support ensures students have the tools and resources they need to succeed.