Students have the opportunity of having a tutorial class in Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 to assist them with learning difficulties or difficulties with time management and organization. Students with diagnosed learning challenges are welcomed into Tutorial classes and are encouraged to take advantage of the support of the Learning Resource teachers and technology. Please contact the school to inquire further about Learning Resource.
Balfour Arts Collective
Balfour Arts Collective is an innovative, one-of-a-kind program for students who have a desire to complete their high school diploma with a fine arts focus. Students will further their skills in dance, drama, or visual art while receiving a well-rounded arts education. Collective students embrace all artistic opportunities regardless of their skill level and personal experience. The program fosters a sense of belonging that enables students to take risks, feel empowered and engage confidently. As part of Regina Public Schools, Balfour Arts Collective believes that students who are engaged in their learning will achieve greater success. This unique opportunity is only available at Balfour Collegiate and open to any student in Regina.
Shirley Schneider Support Center
The Shirley Schneider Support Centre, located within Balfour Collegiate, is an alternative high school setting for pregnant and/or parenting women between the ages of 14 and 21. Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where young women are provided with the academic and social supports necessary to obtain their high school education. We offer a Regular 24 Credit graduation route as well as an Adult 12 program, which are dependent on the individual needs of the student.
Obstacles and challenges can arise as our students navigate through the responsibilities of raising children while attending school, and we offer a multitude of supports to assist our students in these areas. Students have access to health supports: immunization, prenatal class, and a nurse practitioner. We also offer cost-free daycare, nutritious meals/snacks, parenting support, and Teen Parent Workers who assist students with any non-academic struggles they may face.
Supportive Environment Program (SEP)
The Supportive Environment Program is a school division offering for students who require specialized social and academic support. Working along with an intensive support teacher, regular classroom teachers and educational assistants, the goal for each student is to develop life skills while following a regular Grade 9 to 12 curriculum. The program is guided by the principles of safety, flexibility and understanding.
Vocational Alternative Program (VAP)
The Vocational Alternative Program (VAP) provides alternative education courses to high school students who may or may not have a diagnosis of a Mild Intellectual Disability. Locally developed curriculum focuses on students’ instructional and functional needs. The program may include combinations of courses from Regular Education and Alternative Education Programs in order to ensure meaningful and relevant experiences and/or achievement of outcomes and indicators.
This program prepares students for employment. It does not provide students with the required pre-requisites to enter post-secondary programs. Please contact the school to inquire further about the Vocational Alternative Program (VAP).
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Regina School Division No. 4 of Saskatchewan (Regina Public Schools) welcomes students and families from around the world. Our school division values the cultural and linguistic diversity of all students attending our schools. We are committed to providing the highest quality of educational services to all students, including support for students learning English as an Additional Language.
Students who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) are speakers of other languages who are adding English to their language repertoire. These students may have a wide range of backgrounds. They may have moved to Regina from another country and be fluent in a language other than English, or they may speak a dialect of English that is different from that typically spoken in Saskatchewan.
Students born in Canada may also be learning English as an additional language. Some First Nations and Francophone students may speak a language other than English in their home and community. Immigrant families may continue to speak their first language in the home and with family and friends and their Canadian-born children may come to school knowing some or no English. These children may or may not have developed language proficiency in their home language.
Learning support may be provided for EAL students from EAL teachers who help students develop their English language skills. The students attend schools in their neighborhood where they learn English and the Saskatchewan curriculum at the same time in a regular supportive classroom.