Regional Assessment and Resource Centre

Regional Assessment and Resource Centre

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OLTS & STOMP

On-Line to Success (OLTS) and Successful Transition Online and Mentoring Program (STOMP) are two transition programs run by RARC.  The programs are for students going from secondary to post-secondary school, and take place from March-June. OLTS is for students in Grades 11 and 12 with learning disabilities, ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders.  STOMP is for students in Grades 11 and 12 with mental health disorders, including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and OCD.

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Both OLTS and STOMP are primarily web-based courses developed by teams from Queen's University, Loyalist College, and Cambrian College. They have been designed to specifically target and address areas that research has shown are problematic for students with disabilities as they make the transition to post-secondary education. Almost all of the programs can be completed on-line, where students will develop strategies to be better prepared for post-secondary education, and to better deal with the increased demands of workload, stress management, and self advocacy required at this level.

The programs are moderated by trained teacher candidates as part of their Alternative Practicum at Queen's Faculty of Education, and supervised by staff at RARC. These are pass/resubmit courses, and moderators will provide students with feedback and support regarding their assignments.

Some secondary schools have agreed to grant a partial General Learning Strategies (GLE) credit (0.5) for the course. Please speak with your schools Resource, Learning Support or Student Success department regarding this matter.

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Information Night for OLTS & STOMP students and families:

Wednesday February 20, 6:30-8:00

Queen’s University Main Campus, Dunning Hall, Room 14

OLTS and STOMP Flyer 2019 (PDF)

OLTS and STOMP Letter and Registration Form 2019 (PDF)

OLTS and STOMP Important Dates 2019


For more information, please contact Sheila Merkley:

email iconolts@queensu.ca or stomp@queensu.ca 

phone icon(613) 533-6000 ext. 78532

fax icon(613) 533-6564