We believe, as a learning community, that we continue to learn about curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices. This helps our team in guiding our students, who often have a number of barriers to education including social, emotional, behavioral, academic challenges, and are looking for, and require, a flexible and personalized education plan that is equitable, inclusive and meets the goals of a 21st Century learner.
Central Programs and Services-Central Okanagan Public Schools is a supportive learning environment focused on meeting the diverse academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of each learner. We offer a variety of unique educational programs and services that are accessible, equitable and inclusive, which are aimed at meeting the needs of the whole child. Our teaching and operational framework is characterized by identifying and capitalizing on the assets and strengths students inherently bring versus what they do not. We believe that creating opportunities for our students to showcase their gifts, talents and interests builds a sense of self-worth, confidence and resiliency from which to move forward.
"An absolute belief that every student has potential. It is their unique strengths and capabilities that will determine their evolving story as well as define who they are-not what they're not (not, I will believe when I see – rather, I believe and I will see)." – O'Connell et al. (2006)