How students learn, how they develop language and communication skills, and how they make healthy decisions for themselves resonates TAISM’s best practices of nurturing a child’s academic, emotional, and social well being. Student Support Services at TAISM include:
- Learning Support
- English Language Learners
- Counseling Services
Child Study Team (CST) and Student Support Team (SST)
In ES, students currently enrolled at TAISM may be considered for services if they are referred by a classroom teacher or parent. This process is facilitated by the Child Study Team (CST), a group of professionals with a range of expertise. in MS and HS, it is the responsibility of the Student Support Team to identify the student’s strengths that promote learning and challenges that compromise potential academic growth. The SST is comprised of the division's principal, counselor, student support teacher, ELL teacher (when required) and school nurse (when required).
Learning Support Philosophy
At TAISM, we believe every child can learn. We respect and appreciate different learning styles and we encourage students to challenge themselves. We foster internal motivation and self-awareness. Services are provided to support learning experiences so that students move towards greater independence. Parents, as important working partners with the school, are involved in the decisions that are necessary in order to create the most effective learning program possible. For more information about Learning Support at TAISM and admission of students needing support services, check our FAQs page.
English Language Learning Program
Our goal is to move students toward greater engagement and independence in their general classroom environments as they acquire English language learning skills. We strive to cultivate a learning environment that complements a student’s cultural heritage and experience in a way that supports emotional needs and builds on academic success across the curriculum, over time.
Counselors are an integral part of the educational team at TAISM. There is a counselor for each divisional level. In HS, there are two counselors and a counseling assistant. Counselors at TAISM are trained to provide short-term individual and group counseling to address mental, physical, and emotional concerns that may be impacting students’ learning and/or their well-being. If a student requires long-term counseling, counselors can assist with locating resources outside of school to help support the student. TAISM counselors offer support and information to parents in a variety of ways: individual meetings, email, newsletter, parent forums, etc. Parents are encouraged to conference with their child’s counselor by phone, email or in person regarding any aspect of their child’s well-being while at TAISM.
Please feel encouraged to contact us if you have any questions regarding these services.