Student Services at ACS is dedicated to enhancing student learning through a comprehensive educational plan that may include interventions and extensions tailored to our students' diverse needs.

Our approach is holistic, prioritizing the well-being of the whole child and addressing their academic, social, and emotional needs.


ACS provides a Learning Support (LS) program for students with mild to moderate learning needs. We define mild to moderate learning difficulties as challenges in specific areas such as reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), mathematics (dyscalculia), and executive functioning skills or organizational challenges that may require additional support without modifications to the mainstream educational program.

Our LS program consists of integrated and designated support for enrolled students, forming part of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). This model optimizes school resources to ensure the success of all students, utilizing data to guide instruction, assessment, and intervention. Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are developed for students in the LS program, outlining the specific support and accommodations they receive.

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English as an Additional Language

ACS accepts students with varying levels of English language proficiency in the Early Years Program (EYP) to Grade 10. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) program supports  English Language Learners (ELLs) in accessing grade-level content while acquiring the vocabulary and language structures necessary for academic and social communication.

The support provided varies in type and intensity based on individual student needs. Through collaborative efforts, including co-planning, co-instructing, consulting, and resource sharing, EAL teachers work with classroom or content area teachers to offer varying levels of support to ELLs. In elementary school, ELLs are immersed in rich language opportunities within their classrooms, receiving support from the classroom teacher and teaching assistants. In middle and high schools, ELLs receive specialized instruction in a designated English language development program.