Support Program Summary
Annual April-June April Intake Programe
CIS accepts new students in April of each year as well as in September. These students may require extensive language support. During this three month period this will be provided for each student. All new April Intake program students are "imbedded" in their age appropriate grade level classes. Students from grade K-6 participate fully in the IB PYP program units of inquiry. And grade 7-12 students attend all regular classes. Language support is provided for students using a variety of models depending on the needs of the student
Summer School Session 1: July (3 weeks of summer school)
This academic session focuses on English reading, listening, writing, and viewing. It is attended mainly by CIS students and recommended by teachers and parents. Some April-June English Language support students may also apply to continue development throughout the summer. Some students may attend this school for extra help from a teacher in grade 7-10 subjects.
Summer School Session 2: July - August (2 weeks of summer school)
This session is for mainly non-CIS students and is often called a summer "English Camp" All activities are conducted in English, but there are field trips, picnics, and other enjoyable activities. Some CIS English Language support (April-June) + (July) students may attend.
September -June CIS English Language support program
During the school year at CIS, Language Support is offered to Grade 1 and Grade 2 students who require additional English language learning support while enrolled in the regular academic IB PYP and Canadian program. The language support classes include the delivery of a curriculum designed for the English language learner needs of each individual student. Students work with their language support teacher in a small group setting for one to two class periods a week during the regular school day and receive reporting on their progress every semester.