Families with students with special needs experience a unique set of rewards and challenges. As students enter our district, please know that we are ready to assist in this transition process.
To support the work of the Academic Office and prepare students to be college career ready, the Special Education department supports families through the assessment, eligibility and provision of specially designed academic instruction to assist students to achieve their maximum potential. We offer a full continuum of services for eligible students with special needs. Eligible students receive specialized academic instruction and related services to meet their unique needs as recommended in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Special Education Services are provided only after all resources of the general education program have been considered and utilized.
The department leads the Inclusive Practices initiative, providing greater opportunities for students with special needs tohave access andto participate in the general education program.
What is Special Education in SCUSD?
Special Education is provided to students, birth through 21 years of age, who meet eligibility criteria. These students receive specialized academic instruction and related services designed to meet their special education needs, as recommended in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Special Education services are provided only after all resources of the general education program have been considered and utilized.
- A full continuum of special education services, based on individual needs: General Education with supplimental Aids and supports, Designated Instruction and Services (DIS), Resource Specialist Program (RSP), Special Day Classes and Centers (SDC), Nonpublic School Services (NPS) and state schools.
- Access to the general curriculum
- Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as determined by data collection and appropriate assessments.
WorkAbility1 Summer 2018 Paid Work Experiences
Sacramento City Unified School District is guided by the mission to provide every student at every school with the tools they need to be successful. To be effective in this mission, we must focus on proven strategies that directly impact our students’ ability to access high quality instruction and receive the appropriate supports to help them become college and career ready. Further, we must identify and then address obstacles that limit or prevent students from accessing a high quality education.
With this purpose in mind, we will be transitioning our paid work experience program to follow the school year calendar, offering services between September 2017 through June 2018 to reinforce core curriculum concepts and skills leading to gainful employment. This will facilitate the cancellation of the previously scheduled summer ESY program for paid work experience. Students who completed and submitted applications for the summer program will be supported during the Fall 2018 school year. This evolution in the way WorkAbility1 services are provided to students will allow the program to support and promote more successful student outcomes in job placements.