Student Services

CAIS Student Services division has specially trained faculty who collaborate with classroom teachers in meeting the educational and social-emotional needs of students. Our team is comprised of Guidance Counselors, Learning Support Teachers, English Language Learner Teachers and Learning Support Teaching Assistants. The most important function of our team is to work closely with each divisional administrative team, teachers and parents to ensure the provision of appropriate services and support. When necessary, the school can refer students to additional medical, counseling and assessment resources within the local community.

Learning Support

CAIS provides services for students with mild special learning needs. Students are expected to function in and profit from the regular classroom curriculum with student service support designed to bridge student learning gaps with classroom expectations.

Our Learning Support Specialists follow a collaborative model based on early intervention, prevention and best practices in remediation. Students who have been identified with special learning needs are provided a continuum of supportive services differentiated to meet individual needs. Learning Support Specialists provide consultation, collaborative planning, team teaching and small group instruction as well as individual remediation using supplemental curriculum materials. Parents and teachers are consulted as we develop the program to meet individual student needs.

Counseling

CAIS’s counseling program follows the framework of the International School Counseling Model in providing both prevention and intervention services to all students. All counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and administrators to create and maintain an environment where every student feels safe and is supported in their social-emotional and academic development.

At Primary, our counselors help students enhance their personal, social-emotional and educational development, and build practical skills for living. Counseling interventions include social skills groups, individual counseling, and consultation to faculty, parents and administrators Students may also be referred to a counselor by faculty, parents or themselves.

A Guidance Curriculum is implemented into a teaching day with the aim to enhance a student’s awareness of the choices available to him/her and how to best use them in a purposeful, responsible manner. Counselors go into each classroom to conduct guidance lessons, often on topics aimed at developing their academic, personal and social skills.

In Secondary, our counselors provide developmentally appropriate programming for all students as they enter adolescence. Topics include bullying and harassment, conflict resolution, knowing oneself and understanding perspectives of others. Individual and small group sessions address personal and social issues and concerns to help students develop the skills needed to maintain satisfactory and enriching relationships with others. Counselors are also available to respond to students in need.

Starting in Grade 10, Career and Life Management course is introduced as part of the Alberta curriculum along with individual planning and responsive services from our Guidance Counselors. University and career planning follow a developmental order beginning with a reflection on interests and talents, exploration and investigation of options and culminating in Grade 11 and 12 selection in the Uni Prep courses.

English Language Learners (ELL)

All students are provided with the same quality of rigorous education at CAIS. We offer language instruction and supports to students learning English. We work in classes through various co-teaching models as well as targeted pull-out classes based on student need. Our program for students who are learning English as an additional language is supported by ELL teachers who carry out the mission of the school while providing targeted instruction for English language development.

Our supports are flexible and on a need basis. ELL supports are provided on a typical school day for our students whether they are with an ELL specialist, their classroom teachers, or other educators. These supports are intended to be discontinued when they are no longer needed based on English proficiency.

University and Career Planning

CAIS Guidance Counselors support students in all aspects of the university admissions process including researching universities, preparing for standardized testing, assisting with writing the personal statement, applying for financial aid, selecting potential careers, and making final decisions regarding university applications.

CAIS counselors will host a university and career planning night and have a strong relationship with admissions officers at many of the world’s leading universities. Our counseling team is here to ensure that each student fulfills the requirements for graduating from CAIS and maximize the chances for admission to the institution of their choices.

Our graduates have been accepted to many of the world’s most competitive universities including The University of Hong Kong, University of California, Berkeley, Boston University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Toronto, York University, and University of Melbourne. We strive to equip our students not only with academic excellence, but also prepare them to be future leaders with integrity and selflessness.

Student Services

CAIS Student Services division has specially trained faculty who collaborate with classroom teachers in meeting the educational and social-emotional needs of students. Our team is comprised of Guidance Counselors, Learning Support Teachers, English Language Learner Teachers and Learning Support Teaching Assistants. The most important function of our team is to work closely with each divisional administrative team, teachers and parents to ensure the provision of appropriate services and support. When necessary, the school can refer students to additional medical, counseling and assessment resources within the local community.

Learning Support

CAIS provides services for students with mild special learning needs. Students are expected to function in and profit from the regular classroom curriculum with student service support designed to bridge student learning gaps with classroom expectations.

Our Learning Support Specialists follow a collaborative model based on early intervention, prevention and best practices in remediation. Students who have been identified with special learning needs are provided a continuum of supportive services differentiated to meet individual needs. Learning Support Specialists provide consultation, collaborative planning, team teaching and small group instruction as well as individual remediation using supplemental curriculum materials. Parents and teachers are consulted as we develop the program to meet individual student needs.

Counseling

CAIS’s counseling program follows the framework of the International School Counseling Model in providing both prevention and intervention services to all students. All counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and administrators to create and maintain an environment where every student feels safe and is supported in their social-emotional and academic development.

At Primary, our counselors help students enhance their personal, social-emotional and educational development, and build practical skills for living. Counseling interventions include social skills groups, individual counseling, and consultation to faculty, parents and administrators Students may also be referred to a counselor by faculty, parents or themselves.

A Guidance Curriculum is implemented into a teaching day with the aim to enhance a student’s awareness of the choices available to him/her and how to best use them in a purposeful, responsible manner. Counselors go into each classroom to conduct guidance lessons, often on topics aimed at developing their academic, personal and social skills.

In Secondary, our counselors provide developmentally appropriate programming for all students as they enter adolescence. Topics include bullying and harassment, conflict resolution, knowing oneself and understanding perspectives of others. Individual and small group sessions address personal and social issues and concerns to help students develop the skills needed to maintain satisfactory and enriching relationships with others. Counselors are also available to respond to students in need.

Starting in Grade 10, Career and Life Management course is introduced as part of the Alberta curriculum along with individual planning and responsive services from our Guidance Counselors. University and career planning follow a developmental order beginning with a reflection on interests and talents, exploration and investigation of options and culminating in Grade 11 and 12 selection in the Uni Prep courses.

English Language Learners (ELL)

All students are provided with the same quality of rigorous education at CAIS. We offer language instruction and supports to students learning English. We work in classes through various co-teaching models as well as targeted pull-out classes based on student need. Our program for students who are learning English as an additional language is supported by ELL teachers who carry out the mission of the school while providing targeted instruction for English language development.

Our supports are flexible and on a need basis. ELL supports are provided on a typical school day for our students whether they are with an ELL specialist, their classroom teachers, or other educators. These supports are intended to be discontinued when they are no longer needed based on English proficiency.

University and Career Planning

CAIS Guidance Counselors support students in all aspects of the university admissions process including researching universities, preparing for standardized testing, assisting with writing the personal statement, applying for financial aid, selecting potential careers, and making final decisions regarding university applications.

CAIS counselors will host a university and career planning night and have a strong relationship with admissions officers at many of the world’s leading universities. Our counseling team is here to ensure that each student fulfills the requirements for graduating from CAIS and maximize the chances for admission to the institution of their choices.

Our graduates have been accepted to many of the world’s most competitive universities including The University of Hong Kong, University of California, Berkeley, Boston University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Toronto, York University, and University of Melbourne. We strive to equip our students not only with academic excellence, but also prepare them to be future leaders with integrity and selflessness.

Here are some of the universities that have admitted CAIS graduates over the years….