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Special Education Continuum of Supports and Services

Related Services

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

·         Adaptive Physical Education (APE)

·         Assistive Technology (AT)

·         Audiological Services (AS)

·         Counseling and Guidance (CG)

·         Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)

·         Health Services

·         Occupational Therapy (OT)

·         Orientation and Mobility (O/M)

·         Physical Therapy (PT)

·         Speech and Language Therapy (S/L)

·         Transportation Services

·         Visual Impairment Services (VI)

·         WorkAbility

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. Student Placement in support classes should be based on individual IEP goals and the curriculum and support in the classroom should reflect the needs of each individual student.

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.

Learning Academy

Carmel Valley MS, Diegueno MS, Earl Warren MS, Oak Crest MS, Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon HS and Torrey Pines HS

Learning Academy is a highly-supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for special education students who benefit from fundamental, grade level or College Prep (A-G) 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. Learning Academy Students may travel in supported cohorts throughout both their special education settings (Academic Support or Fundamental courses) and general education settings (Content Area courses) for a portion or majority of their school day; individualization is determined based on each student’s needs. Students have access to staff support throughout their school day.

Seaside Prep.

San Dieguito High School Academy (2020-2021)

Mission Statement: Empowering students to grow emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and academically by providing a safe, structured, and supportive environment and actively teaching life skills that lead to increased resilience, self-worth, independence, and school and life success.

 

Seaside Prep is a highly-supported program that may be considered by an IEP team for students in special education who require general education or special education (Fundamental) curriculum. These students necessitate therapeutic supports and a small-group environment in order to benefit from their educational program. 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 access courses within their therapeutic small group setting or individually via direct-instruction at the fundamental level. Students can also access independent online coursework with supports at the College Prep level. Embedded program supports include structured routines, positive reinforcement systems, social-emotional learning activities, behavior intervention, and therapeutic 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. 

 

Transitional Academic Program (TAP)

Carmel Valley MS, Oak Crest MS, La Costa Canyon HS and 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 and 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.