Programs and Curriculum
As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Richmond Hill H.S. supports student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education.Oour school offers the following programs:
At Richmond Hill High School, Special Education programs and services are provided for those special needs students who have been identified by procedures (IPRC) established by the York Region District School Board. The programs offered by the Special Education department may vary according to the needs of the student. These programs range from:
Senior Integrated Developmentally Delayed Program
This self-contained non-credit program has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the senior (14 - 20 year old) developmentally delayed student. The aims of this program are:
The gifted program is available for students in grades 9 and 10 who have been identified through the IPRC. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their talents and abilities to the highest possible level of achievement. The program invites students to develop intuitive, creative and analytic behaviours and skills, including:
**Please note: Students in the Gifted Program who are eligible for transportation will receive busing only while in grades 9 and 10. Please refer to “Student Transportation” in the York Region District School Board Course Calendar: « www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca ».
Richmond Hill High School Orthopaedic Department is divided into two distinct programs: Orthopaedic and The Orthopaedic Developmentally Delayed Program. These programs are unique to York Region District School Board. They are a regional service with the catchment area being all of York Region. Admittance is gained through the IPRC process. A support staff of health and educational assistants provide students with support in the areas of academic/social/life skills and physical/personal needs.
Multiple Exceptionalities Program
This program provides an opportunity for students with physical disabilities to attend a regular secondary school and to integrate according to their needs. The learning environment would include one of the following programs:
This non-credit, self-contained program emphasizes the development of communication, literacy, numeracy, computer, musical and physical education and life skills. Students will learn about healthy life style choices and develop independence, community integration and social skills. These skills are individualized to meet the student’s personal needs. Interaction with peer tutors, students from other classes and with the community will foster the development of basic communication skills that will be of benefit in daily life. These skills will be enhanced during mathematics, language, physical education, art, cooking, and library classes.
Students in this program usually require special assistance due to physical disability or long-term severe illness. They will benefit from cognitive enhancement that takes into account non-verbal communication disorders. Most of the students in this program require wheel chairs, specialized equipment for mobility and assistance with physical balance.
Students in this program will be evaluated and assessed in a variety of different ways in order to monitor their academic and social progress throughout the school year. Assessment and evaluation techniques include daily observations and written analysis of student participation in daily activities, quizzes and tests, checklists, work sheets and homework assignments.