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Opportunity Program

Opportunity programming supports students with mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays gain skills for future independent living and employment.


  • Improve academic and independent living skills
  • Develop employment skills for students in junior or senior high


  • Application of strategies for studying, remembering and organizing information
  • Improved work and study skills


  • Positive and supportive learning environment
  • Emphasis on literacy and math instruction in elementary grades
  • Slower pace of instruction
  • Flexible instruction based on students' needs and abilities
  • Visual aids, specific examples and hands-on activities
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction


Students must be 5 ½ to 20 years old with a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive disability. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options.



English Language Learners (Grades 7 to 9):

This program is formally known as English as a Second Language.

Londonderry is very proud of its English Language Learner program. Not only does it provide focused, targeted instruction to suit the individual needs of its students, the participating students also lend a unique diversity to our whole school.

Students are placed in a dedicated ELL classroom for all their programming. Only when ready, are they integrated into regular classes. Londonderry's ELL program is full of success stories and we have proudly watched many graduates continue their lives in Canada or return home with a great education.