Some children are unable to keep up in regular classes, despite the best efforts of their teacher. They may lack persistence, concentration or self-confidence and not feel comfortable in a regular class. Children with such development needs have the opportunity to attend an adaptation class in the Cantons of Aargau and Baselland, in which the content of the first school year is taught over two years. The children receive targeted support in small groups. Most children benefit from this «gentle» transition into school and move from the two-year adaptation class into primary two. Basel-Stadt and Solothurn do not have such adaptation classes. Children with different strengths and talents complete kindergarten, primary school and high school (Sek I) together. Pupils with a disability, learning disability or who are highly gifted receive the needed support in school. The same applies for children who speak only very little German or none at all. If this is not possible, the children can be supported through special programs within the school or in a special school.
Addresses and links Adaptationklasses (Einschulungsklasse) in the Canton of Aargau: www.ag.ch
Adaptationklasses (Einschulungsklasse) in the Canton of Aargau: www.ag.ch
Addresses and links
Addresses and links Integrative School in the Canton of Basel-Stadt: www.volksschulen.bs.ch
Integrative School in the Canton of Basel-Stadt: www.volksschulen.bs.ch
Addresses and links Special support in the Canton of Solothurn: www.so.ch
Special support in the Canton of Solothurn: www.so.ch