Janus Academy operates a school for students diagnosed with ASD aged 6 to 18 years of age.
Our program provides an individualized approach to teaching for each student based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). We provide both low and high student to teacher ratio classrooms for all grades. The program provides a major emphasis in three core areas; development of language and communication skills, the expansion of learner skills and academics, and the development of socially appropriate behaviour and classroom skills. Goals and objectives for each student are designed to facilitate independence and allow each student to grow and develop to their full potential.
Janus Academy provides programming in education to students who possess skills across the autism spectrum. As student profiles differ significantly, we have created different divisions (i.e. Division 1: grades 1 to 3, Division 2: grades 4 to 6, Division 3: grades 7 to 9, Division 4: grades 10 to 12) within our program to target individual needs and peer to peer learning. Janus Academy classrooms are not formed by grades but rather by similar student profiles. We endeavour to ensure that all students are placed within a peer group that will provide them with the most successful education.
Each student’s program is based upon goals set out in their Individual Program Plan. These goals are derived from the collaboration of the student’s educational team, assessment results, functional analysis of behaviour, and contributions from parents.
Our curriculum is based on Alberta Education’s Program of Studies. We follow a modified program that is geared to the individual needs of our students.
Once students reach the Junior/Senior high school age, the focus of their learning grows to include living skills and pre-vocational skills that support their transition towards adulthood. Our community outreach approach supports students using these classroom learned skills and transferring them into community practice. This includes grocery shopping, volunteering and using public transit.