2023/2024 Course Offerings
Student Support Services
We are a combined department supporting students with learning differences due to their years of language learning and/or as a result of specific learning needs. The EAL team supports students who are acquiring English as an Academic Language. The Learning Support team works with students who are developing strategies to manage specific learning needs. These teams complement each other as we both offer in class support and assist learners to succeed in the academic and social life of the ISB High School.
The Learning Support team works intensively with students with identified learning needs and also offers coaching to any high school students who need support in a specific area of learning. The model is to offer support to all students through in-class support and by collaborating with classroom teachers. Beyond the support offered to all students, the LS team works closely with identified students. Support is offered through co-taught classes, Intensive Studies classes, support in the Learning Hub and through One to One Coaching.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The EAL team works with language learners using a Sheltered Immersion Model (SIM) to develop English language proficiency for social and academic success. SIM aims to improve language learning, facilitate access to high school classes, maintain high academic standards, and develop cross-cultural understandings. Language instruction and content learning are supported in both EAL and mainstream classes. Students are encouraged to maintain their native language to aid content understanding and second language learning. EAL support is available to all EAL students throughout their years at ISB.