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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 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:
 
Learning Center (LC) 
 Diegueno MS, Earl Warren MS, La Costa Canyon HS, Torrey Pines HS
Learning Center is a supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for special education students who benefit from the general education classroom or the Fundamental classroom, but necessitate specialized supports in order to access those settings and benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to address substantial needs in skill areas including, but not limited to, academics, behavior, pragmatics, executive functioning, self-regulation and transition. Students in the Learning Center program necessitate direct supports in their general education settings as well as have access to staff support and the Learning Center classroom throughout their school day; individualization is determined based on each student’s needs.

Middle School Learning Academy (MSLA)/High School Learning Academy (HSLA)
Diegueno MS, La Costa Canyon HS
MSLA/HSLA are highly-supportive programs that may be considered by an IEP team for special education students who benefit from A to G, College Prep level general education curriculum and instruction, but necessitate specialized supports in order to access these settings and benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to address substantial needs in skill areas including, but not limited to, behavior, pragmatics, executive functioning, self-regulation and transition. Students in these programs travel in supported cohorts throughout both their special education settings (Academic Support courses) and general education settings (Content Area courses) for the majority of their school day; individualization is determined based on each student’s needs. 
 
Coastal Learning Academy (CLA)
 Canyon Crest Academy
The Coastal Learning Academy (CLA) program is a supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for special education students who benefit from the A to G, College Prep level courses in the general education classroom, but necessitate specialized supports in order to maintain success. The specialized supports are focused to address substantial needs in skill areas including, but not limited to, behavior, pragmatics, executive functioning, self-regulation and transition. Students in the CLA  program necessitate direct supports in their College Prep general education setting as well as direct training/supports in the CLA special education classroom. They have access to CLA staff support throughout their school day as well as team-taught College Prep level courses (specific courses vary from term to term); individualization is determined based on each student’s needs.

Seaside Prep
Torrey Pines HS
Seaside Prep is a highly-supported program that may be considered by an IEP team for special education students who benefit from the general education or special education (Fundamental) curriculum. These students necessitate therapeutic supports and a therapeutic small-group environment in order to benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to address significant needs in the areas of, but not limited to, emotional regulation (ie: anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, etc), academics and transition. Students in the Seaside Prep program can receive courses within their therapeutic setting via small group or individual direct-instruction at the Fundamental level as well as independent online coursework (Edgenuity) with supports at the College Prep level. The Seaside prep program provides structured routines, therapeutic supports and program-embedded mental health services. Seaside Prep students will mainstream into the general education setting to the maximum extent appropriate; individualization is determined based on each student’s needs.
 
Social Emotional Academic Success (SEAS)
 Diegueno MS, La Costa Canyon HS
The SEAS program is a highly-supported program that may be considered by an IEP team for special education students who benefit from the general education or special education (Fundamental) curriculum. These students necessitate therapeutic supports and a therapeutic small-group environment in order to benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to address needs in the areas of emotional regulation (ie: anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, etc), academics and transition. Students in the SEAS program can receive courses within their therapeutic setting via small group or individual direct-instruction at the Fundamental level. The SEAS program provides structured routines, behavior systems (including a level system), therapeutic supports and program-embedded mental health services. SEAS students will mainstream into the general education setting to the maximum extent appropriate; individualization is determined based on each student’s needs.
 
Transitional Academic Program (TAP) 
Carmel Valley MS, Oak Crest MS, La Costa Canyon HS, Torrey Pines HS
TAP is a highly-supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for moderate special education students who benefit from a highly individualized and modified curriculum delivered in a mixture of both special education (Foundational) and general education settings (mainstreaming to the maximum extent appropriate). These students necessitate specialized small group supports in order to benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to address substantial needs in the skill areas including, but not limited to, foundational academics, behavior, pragmatics, health, community connections, career/vocational, social/interpersonal and independent living; individualization is determined based on each student’s needs.
 
Functional Life Skills (formally known as: Severely Handicap-SH)
Oak Crest MS, Pacific Trails MS (2018-19), La Costa Canyon HS, Torrey Pines HS
Functional Life Skills (FLS) is a highly-supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for moderate/severe special education students who benefit from a highly individualized, modified, functional-skill based curriculum delivered primarily in the special education (Functional) setting, with mainstreaming into the general education setting to the maximum extent appropriate. These students necessitate an increased amount of 1:1 or very small group supports in order to benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to addressed significant needs in the skill areas including, but not limited to, functional/applied academics, behavior, pragmatics, health, community connections, career/vocational, recreation/leisure and social/interpersonal; individualization is determined based on each student's needs.
 
 Adult Transition Program (ATP)
La Costa Canyon HS 
ATP is a highly-supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for special education, transition-age youth (approximate ages 18-22) who have not received a high school diploma, but have participated in four years of high school. These students continue to benefit from a highly individualized and modified specialized curriculum delivered in a mixture of both special education and community based settings. The specialized curriculum focuses on student needs in the skill areas including, but not limited to, independent living, career/vocational, recreation/leisure, and social and interpersonal and community connections; individualization is determined based on each student's needs.
 

Oak Crest MS, Torrey Pines HS, La Costa Canyon HS