Student Support Service Center
Students, who have a documented disability that may affect their pursuit of an education at Esbjerg Gymnasium & HF, are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations. At the Student Support Services Center (the SSSC) we are committed to support one and all in the learning process. Our staff joins together with classroom teachers to develop individually designed support programs for students. We welcome a carefully balanced number of students with mild to moderate disabilities at all grade levels.
Danish law defines disability as “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” It is important to note that a condition in and of itself does not necessarily constitute a disability. The degree of impairment must be significant enough to substantially limit academic achievement at Esbjerg Gymnasium & HF in e.g. reading or writing. To determine eligibility, it is the policy of the SSSC to request comprehensive relevant documentation of the student’s ability and the functional impact of the disability on the student in a school context.
Students, who are part of the Student Support Services Center, receive support aimed at fostering the development of their learning acquisition skills. With individually designed support, students acquire strategies that will enable them to proceed within the regular classroom and gradually become independent learners. Among the services the SSSC may provide to students with disabilities are access to adaptive technology and auxiliary aids, scribes services during tests and exams, materials in alternative format and exam accommodations.
The Student Support Services Center encourages students to contact a counselor if they believe they may be eligible for accommodations, or if they have any questions about the process for requesting disability-related accommodations at Esbjerg Gymnasium & HF.
If you are experiencing more serious difficulties dealing with issues related to your studies or personal problems, you can contact the student counselor. This is a service offered to students when the support of family, friends or the student advisory service is not sufficient.
As an IB student in Denmark you receive guidance on further education and career choices from a Danish study counsellor from one of seven regional Studievalg guidance centers in Denmark.
Studievalg is an independent institution with professional counsellors who give the students qualified guidance on education and career choices in Denmark. They have knowledge about all aspects of the Danish educational system and subsequent career opportunities.
The students can seek counselling if they for example have doubts about their choice of education, or they can get useful information about a specific course they are interested in. The counsellor offers guidance in English and Danish, and about both Danish and foreign programs specifically on the different educational systems and entry requirements.
Each IB school has its own counsellor, and at Esbjerg Gymnasium it is Lone Conradsen Wind who is the local Studievalg counsellor. She can be reached at this email