Learning Support Programs
After School Care
Bright Angels international school offers an afterschool care program that cares for children whose parents have a late work schedule. This program cares for learners, especially those from our neighboring schools via feeding, sleeping, and learning activities programs. This program takes place in the afternoons up to 6:00 pm (From Monday to Fridays). Wednesdays are half days.
Literacy Intervention Program
The reading intervention program was designed to help learners who have difficulties with literacy in either English or French. A team of trained teachers works in small groups with them to facilitate the acquisition of reading fluency, comprehension, writing, phonological awareness, and communication strategies that enable them to perform at the class level. The reading intervention program also helps students who study English/French as a second or even third language.
The main objective of this program is to prevent learning difficulties that are as of a poor literacy capability of students. It gives learners the necessary tools for reading comprehension that fit their grade levels.
The success of the program depends on the efforts of both teams which systematically teach and encourage the students. The intervention team works closely with the homeroom teacher to ensure that the learning objectives are reached. The reading intervention program team communicates regularly with parents also to make sure that the learner is progressing.
Students work with the literacy team for at least 18 weeks depending on their reading levels. In small groups, they start the program early in the academic year. The kindergarten group starts the program at the beginning of the third term of the academic year to prevent literacy difficulties that may occur when they join the primary school team.
The literacy enrichment team composed of the trained teachers and the Bright Angels Program Management team will help parents understand the benefits of this program.
French/English Second Language
Children joining Bright Angels are, in most cases, bilingual students. However, depending on their background, they may be more familiar with either English or French only. In this case, Bright Angels avail a well-trained team of Second Language Teachers who assist these learners into the transitional process to become bilingual students. 3 times per week, they are taken out of the large group to benefit from differentiated learning in either French or English according to their language levels. Languages classes are organized into 3 different levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced learners. There are generally 8 English/French teaching periods per week. The above-mentioned 3 periods of Second language learning opportunities are taken from those 8 language teaching periods organized each week. The rest of the time, students remain with their respective class levels. At the end of the term, learners are assessed by both the First language and the second language teachers. An average of the 2 grades is considered in their report cards.
Bright Angels International school offers a homework support program to learners whose parents have a late work schedule. The program starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 5:30 pm.
A small team of teachers volunteers to stay behind after 4:30 pm to supervise children while they do their homework. They move around to check for understanding and give feedback. Parents whose children are part of this program are given a grace period of 30 minutes after the homework to pick up their children. Those learners who are picked up consistently late will be enrolled automatically in the program.