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Behaviour and Learning Assistance Program

The Behaviour and Learning Assistance Programs were developed by Edmonton Public Schools in response to a demand for the teaching of students who have been diagnosed as exhibiting Severe Emotional/Behavioural Disorders. Programming focuses on helping students to cope with their social, emotional, and academic difficulties. The students are provided with a segregated site that has highly structured behavioural and academic programming designed to improve student development so they may be successfully reintegrated into a mainstream learning group.


McKee School is a District site for the Behaviour and Learning Assistance Program for students in Grades one to six. Our goal is to have every BLA student fully integrated into the regular program by the time they leave McKee in grade 6. Each classroom is staffed with a teacher and an educational assistant who are responsible for preparing and implementing a program that meets the needs of the student, and every student in each BLA classroom (Grades 1/2, Grades 3/4, Grades 5/6). The BLA Handbook can be found here: McKee BLA Parent Handbook 2017-2018‌.


In order to qualify for the BLA program, students require specialized assessments. A conversation with your child's current principal would be the first step in being able to access this program. McKee School then works directly with your child's current school to faciliate the transition into our BLA program.