Calgary Board of Education

Special Programs

At Dr. Higgins School there are approximately 495 students in grades 7 - 9.

We have deployed 24 FTE teachers and 8 FTE support staff to meet the needs of our students. In addition to the support offered in the regular classroom by teachers and education assistants, the following programs are offered:

English Language Learners (ELL)

Diverse programming opportunities for students who speak English as a second language. In addition to classroom teachers, an ELL designate works closely with these students. For more information visit the CBE ELL webpage.

Paced Learning Program (PLP)

System program for students with mild/moderate cognitive disabilities who require the support of an individualized program in a small group setting. Generally, the ratio of students to staff is 6:1. A full description is in PLP Program.

Click here to access Alberta Education's "A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs."