Tutoring and Summer School

Tutoring and Remedial assistance is provided in all subject areas at the elementary and secondary levels. Students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and language arts are assessed prior to initiation of classes in order to establish an individualized program. Skill building programs are also available, including Organizational and Study Skills, E.S.L. Instruction, Essay Writing, Computer Skills Training, Grade 10 Literacy Test Preparation and S.S.A.T., S.A.T. and GED Preparation. Review and Preview classes in mathematics and science may also be established to prepare for upcoming courses. Other programs may also be established on request.


Academic Upgrading

Academic upgrading classes for adults can also be established to further develop literacy and numeracy skills. Individualized programs are established to focus on a client's particular areas of need, as determined through assessment results and the individual's academic goals or retraining program requirements. Flexible schedules can be provided.

Chisholm employs a variety of teaching methods and materials, based on each student's unique learning style. Teachers work interactively with students to ensure consolidation of concepts, and hands-on manipulatives and activities are used to further enhance student understanding and application of concepts. We provide students with the opportunity to utilize our Smart Board technology, wireless laptops, computer labs, Kurzweil Readers and other assistive devices.

Our teaching staff consists of qualified teachers, with expertise in learning disabilities. Our staff also has expertise in the area of Acquired Brain Injuries (A.B.I.) and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), and can assist students with difficulties in graphomotor skills, memory skills, executive function, word retrieval, processing of information, attention, and consolidating academic skills. Our staff works closely with rehabilitation teams to assist individuals in maximizing their academic success.

Student progress is closely monitored by each student's program supervisor, and feedback is provided during the term.

Classes are held Mondays to Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Programs are offered throughout the school year (during our Fall, Winter and Spring terms), and usually take place after school on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Summer School is also available in July and August, with classes being offered throughout the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.