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For many years, parents have had to choose between the large classrooms of bricks-and-mortar public and independent schools, or the singularity of home schooling. Now, Pivot Point’s Community Classrooms create a safe and effective Distributed Learning space that provides the best of both worlds throughout the full school year.
In partnership with Distributed Learning Schools across BC, our students pursue academic, social and emotional goals as defined by their IEP’s. With guidance from DL Teachers and Pivot Point’s Counsellors and Behaviour Consultants, our instructional staff customize each lesson of each day to meet the individual needs of each student.
Our class sizes range from 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 or 12 students per location, with very low student to staff ratios.
” When students require a 1-1 or 2-1 level of support, we can often work within the home… providing considerably more direct service time every week of the school year compared to many other common options! “
Either in-home or in a Community Classroom, our dedicated staff are trained to support students with ASD, FASD, and other learning and behaviour challenges by working alongside each student to help them meet the learning outcomes of BC’s Ministry of Education with adaptation or modifications where needed. Learning is tailored to each student’s interests helping to make learning fun and successful.
Space is limited in these specialized learning environments because the Distributed Learning Schools have limited spaces available for enrollment, and once enrolled with a DL, Pivot Point’s Classrooms have limited seats as well! So please act quickly to explore options in YOUR community!
If you are new to us, please register for the Fall school year as soon as possible BEFORE the end of the previous school year: After July 1st is often too late! Or if you are joining us just for the Spring school term (starting February 1st), be sure to register before December 15th. Students already enrolled with a DL can register with us faster if your local classroom has suitable space for your student. All registrations are welcome and supported to the best of our ability.
Full year registration fee: $7000 (in addition to SN-DL contract).
Fun Fact for those new to Distributed Learning:
“Enrollment” is the process of having a student committed to and accepted by a school (whether it is public, Private, or Distributed Learning).
“Registration” is the process of having a student committed to and accepted by a PROGRAM (like Pivot Point’s Community Classrooms).
These are two separate steps, with two different organizations… and in many situations, both steps are required.
If you’re new to all of this, we’re hear to help you find your way through!
Community Classroom Features
Community Classrooms operate Monday through Friday, from 9:00am-2:30pm for children in grades Kindergarten through grade nine.
Small class sizes enable self-paced learning! Our students explore topics and lessons based on interests and abilities.
Throughout every day, individual and group lessons are based on student's IEPs.
Community outings are frequently incorporated into our weekly plans to provide exercise, generalization of skills, and to join local communities.
We explore and help nurture each student's interests and passions... which help us inspire a love of learning, and sense of meaning.
We are committed to developing social and emotional well being, so we hold many events for our students and their families.