Along with their curriculum expectations, students will strive to earn and complete both compulsory and elective credits to obtain their OSSD. In conjunction with their credit, students are also expected to earn and complete 40 hours of community service, along with writing the provincial literacy requirement exam. In addition to the student’s academic requirements and abilities, The Lighthouse program strives to develop healthy social and anxiety management skills.
At The Lighthouse we use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies to promote success in everyday life whether it be at school, home, or in the community. We gear all of their academics toward their own individual interests to increase motivation and make everything that we do functional in a natural environment. Part of this means focusing on preparation for the workforce, help transitioning into jobs and completing full community volunteer hours as we believe this holds a lot of value for our students.
Secondary school lessons and programs are created to help develop the skills of students with autism across all areas of the curriculum as well as to increase independence and vocational skills. This program runs Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.