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Student Support Services

We provide comprehensive and coordinated student support services, as this is critically important for our student's social, emotional, and academic development. 

The Student Support Services (SSS) aim to foster positive relationships among educators and students, thereby increasing students' attachment to the school and serving as an essential link between students, their families, school resources, and community-based health and social services.

The following forms of counseling support are available to students at NOVA:



Guidance lessons are taught twice a month in Elementary and Secondary Schools. These lessons focus on the student's academic, personal, and social-emotional development. 

Responsive Services:

Counselors provide responsive support for identified students who are open to receiving support for issues that impact their mental health, social-emotional well-being, or academic progress. Responsive services may be initiated by a student, a teacher, or a principal or via parent referral. 

Individual Student Planning:

This type of student support service most often takes place during the secondary school years. Students meet with counselors to identify classes and schedules that fit their needs and aspirations and receive advice on their future career and college enrollment plans. 

Systems Support:

Counselors represent the interest of student well-being on various campus-wide improvement teams, policy development, and school-wide programs designed to create favorable student outcomes. 

Learning Support Services

The Learning Support Services (LSS) provides support to students with mild to moderate learning differences, foundational gaps in learning, and behavioral or emotional challenges. The aim of the center is to provide optimal teaching strategies in accordance with evidence-based practices rooted in the science of learning that will allow students to reach their full potential. Our assistance extends beyond the classroom setting by working closely with students, teachers, parents, and administrators.  The center also provides support in a one-on-one setting or in small groups through a push-in or pull-out method.

The process involves several different steps:

  • assessment to identify learning needs 
  • application of individualized learning plans 
  • regular monitoring to ensure effectiveness and student progress


Mission Statement:

The Learning Support Services aim to provide specific and concrete assistance to increase students' academic and personal success by addressing their identified needs. 

Goals and Objectives:
  • To help students achieve their full academic and personal potential
  • To enable students to become self-reliant and experience positive personal and academic growth
  • To help students develop learning skills and emotional competencies, such as emotional regulation, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, social awareness, etc.
Referral and Assessment: 

Identifying students who will benefit from learning support services is the first step of the assessment process. Newly enrolled students with an existing IEP or those that have an identified learning difference or behavioral challenge are directly referred to the professional team if the school determines that it disposes of the resources to meet their needs fully. Students may also be referred to the professional team by a concerned parent, teacher, counselor, or administrator. 

Bear in mind that additional fees are charged for the learning support services.

The tuition contract for the learning support services can be accessed at this link

Health Services

For a more detailed overview of the Health Services our school provides, please visit our webpage

Child Protection and Safeguarding