Student Support Services

The ICS Student Support Services Program is based on the concept that differentiation is achieved by the continual adjustment of an appropriately challenging learning program to match a student’s demonstrated level and pace of learning. This is achieved through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), the Response to Intervention (RtI) model, and parent and student involvement. Through these programs and partnerships, ICS works within the resources available, and to the best of our ability to meet the individual needs of our students.

At Ics, we believe

  • Education is enhanced by the creation of affirmative, responsive environments that promote a sense of belonging, safety, self-worth, and growth for every student.

  • Diversity in learning is a rich resource for building inclusive communities.

  • That all students can and want to learn.

  • All students need to have an opportunity to find their passions and reach their potential.

  • Ensuring students have access to what they need to learn, when they need it is equally important as the curriculum we teach.

  • That a variety of strategies and specialists are necessary, in order to become more effective in assisting students and teachers.

  • All students will develop the ICS Learner Profile attributes and develop into inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through multi-cultural understanding and respect.

  • Learning is considered from a strength-based perspective.

  • The relationship between teacher and student has a significant impact on how well the student learns.

  • All students need to know themselves as learners and know how to advocate for their learning.

  • Planning for students with special needs requires flexibility, an open mind, and patience.

Who Are We?

Student Support services is made up of multiple team members offering different types of support: English Language Learning, Special Education, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Psycho-Educational Testing.  

What Do We Do?

The Student Support Teams (SST) collaborate as a part of multidisciplinary planning to identify students’ academic needs and to provide targeted interventions that are personalized for each child.  

At ICS, we use a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) approach called Response to Intervention (RTI). Most students’ learning needs are met within the classroom setting at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 level.  There are times, however, when we need to respond to a student’s academic, speech and/or OT needs in a timely, targeted and personalized fashion through an additional layer of more intensive support. This is called Tier 3 intervention.  The Student Support services at ICS are designed to provide this level of support.  While it is our aim to meet the needs of all students, we understand that part of being responsibly inclusive means that we are honest about the scope of services we can provide. Currently, we are not able to provide services for students with significant emotional or behavioral needs; or with severe, complex cognitive needs. For more information about our Student Support Services Program please contact admissions.