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The Special Education Department

Each student’s IEP determines the level/type of support needed.

Resources Specialist Program (RSP)


Students participate in the general education program. Services may include:

  • Consultations with the student’s teachers, parents and other staff
  • Study skills class


Special Day Classes (SDC)

Moderate/Severe (SI)

A self contained classroom focusing on life and vocational skills.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Students may have classes with SDC teacher and/or mainstreamed per IEP decisions. The SDC program follows the high school single subject model in which students change classes each period. Some of the mainsteamed classes will be a collaborative teaching model.


Designated Instruction Services (DIS)

 The purpose of these services is to allow students with disabilities eligible for Special Education to participate in their educational program to the highest extent possible.

Services include but are not limited to:<

 The purpose of these services is to allow students with disabilities eligible for Special Education to participate in their educational program to the highest extent possible.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Physcial Education
  • Assistive Technology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Language
  • Vision
  • Community Mental Health
  • Homebound Instruction
  • Nursing
  • Transportation

Transition services and programs:


To support and supplement trasition instruction and activities provided by classroom teacher, the District’s Transition Opportunity Program (TOP) facilities and coordinates transition services for students with an IEP who are between the ages 14 and 22 such as:

  • Career exploration and preparation activities
  • Job development and support
  • Coordination of transition and employment services with community-based organization and services

Workability I Program

Funded by the California Department of Education, the program is an employment preparation program for all students with an IEP who are between the ages 14 and 22.

A District TOP specialist coordinates the program and provides career exploration and prepartation activities, locates work-experiences placements, provides support during the placement and student’s wages during the training period.


Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior.


Students participate in a variety of clubs and school sports.


How to Contact Faculty & Staff

 To the left of Faculty/Staff names click on the icon_email_blue.gif icon to send a message to that person through Loop Mail.

Barris-Jones, Denyse
Garzelloni, James D.
Gini, Mario
Gomez, Mary
Hostetler, Thomas
Kamkar, Rosemary
Kenney, Susan
Longshore, Anita
McGee, Sara
Ray, Erika
Robinson, Steven J.
Ryan-Dalpino, Elizabeth
Scanlan, Ellen
Sourmany, Anthony
Sullivan, Edmond

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