Focus

 

School District 8 Kootenay Lake four learning goals include Numeracy, Literacy, Inclusion and Indigenization and can be found in the District Strategic Plan.

Within these four learning goals, School District 8 – Kootenay Lake specifically focuses on fostering equity for all learners.  This includes the following:

Equity for Indigenous Students
Children and youth in care
  • Full time Mental Health and Addictions coordinator
  • Working with ministry to improve engagement with Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Child Youth Mental Health (CYMH). Currently, there is limited sharing of information.
  • Collaboration with local delegated authorities such as Kin Basket.
Students with disabilities and diverse abilities
  • Identification and support of students with disabilities and diverse abilities.
  • School based team and district-based team regular training and meetings.
  • Review of students with disabilities and diverse abilities four times a year with principals of each school.
Overall Student Success
  • Continuous focus on achievement and learning agenda.
  • District wide professional development through Focus.Learn.Excel.
  • Academic reviews ensuring increased graduation and completion rates.