WHEREAS it is important to recognize that students at elementary and intermediate levels need to have access to enriched programs as there are many interventions for students who cannot manage the curriculum, and
WHEREAS every student deserves to achieve their full academic potential, through respect and planning for diverse potential; and
WHEREAS all stakeholders need to work together to ensure that the public school system in PEI should be striving to meet the needs of all students, recognizing appropriately paced individual learning; and
WHEREAS high achieving students may be required to learn at a slower pace than they are capable and may become disengaged in a system where their needs are not being met, and
WHEREAS IB (International Baccalaureate) or AP (Advanced Placement) programs at the high school level is a delayed intervention, and
WHEREAS teachers need resources and training to meet the needs of all students; and
BE IT RESOLVED that the PEIHSF requests the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development introduce an enrichment program for the core learning areas (Math, Science, Language Arts) at the elementary and junior high levels.