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The San Dieguito Union High School District offers specialized programs as part of the continuum of special education services for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP). The specialized programs are utilized for students who may require unique instructional strategies and small group instruction. Decisions regarding Special Education services and placement can only be made by the IEP team during an IEP team meeting, and can only be made by the entire IEP team, which includes parents.  These services include, but are not limited to the following SDUHSD continuum of service options at each school site. The following are summaries of SDUHSD’s continuum of service options:

General Education

Related Services

Related services are provided to students by appropriately qualified specialists/service providers as specified in by the IEP. A service provider may work with a student individually, in groups, and/or through consult. The service provider is a team member who supports the student’s goal areas specific to their area of expertise.

Liaison/Consult

Service providers consult and collaborate with educational staff and student, as appropriate, to increase the educational benefit for the student in the least restrictive environment.

Co-Taught Content Area Classes

General education classes cooperatively taught by a course-content credentialed General Education teacher and an Educational Specialist. These specific course offerings vary based on student need.

Academic Support

Elective credit course taught in a small-group environment by an Educational Specialist that supports IEP goals as well as a variety of other focused skill areas including, but not limited to, reading intervention, writing intervention, math intervention, study skills, organizational skills and transition skills. 

Fundamental

Content area courses taught in a small-group environment by a highly-qualified, content area Educational Specialist that delivers instruction and curriculum that is focused on the grade-level essential standards required to earn diploma credit. These courses do not meet A-G college prep requirements.

Foundational

Content area courses taught in a highly-supported, small-group environment by an Educational Specialist that delivers modified curriculum (at least two years below grade level) and instruction tailored to meet the needs of the students. These courses do not meet diploma credit requirements.

Related Services

Related services are provided to students by appropriately qualified specialists/service provider as specified in by the IEP. A service provider may work with a student individually, in groups, and/or through consult. The service provider is a team member who supports the student’s goal areas specific to their area of expertise. The following are areas provided by SDUHSD:

  • Speech and Language

S/L

  • Adaptive Physical Education

APE

  • Audiological Services

AS

  • Physical Therapy

PT

  • Occupational Therapy

OT

  • Vision Services

VS

  • Counseling and Guidance

CG

  • WorkAbility

  • Assistive Technology

AT

  • Health Services

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DHH
  • Orientation and Mobility
O/M
  • Transportation

 

Related Services as a Stand- Alone Service

Some students, enrolled in general education, require specifically related services to benefit from school placement. A related service that may stand alone includes:
 
  • Speech and Language

S/L

  • Adaptive Physical Education

APE

  • Audiological Services

AS