Public Schools: Special Education

See also:
School Learning – K-12 Education – Private Schools: Special Education

Contact the special education department for your district of residence (below) or for ‘one-school’ districts, contact the principal to find out about requesting an evaluation for your child, to request services, for program compliance, to locate school special education programs, or to obtain other help related to 504, IEP, and other services.

California State

California Department of Education State Special Schools
www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ss/
Click on the links to see information on the State Schools for the Deaf, School for the Blind, Diagnostic Centers, or the Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs. Some programs offer residential and day programs.

Monterey County

Monterey County Office of Education
www.monterey.k12.ca.us/student-services/special-ed

Coral Academy of Monterey Charter School
www.coralcharter.org/
831-645-9684
coralacademycharter@hotmail.com

North Monterey County
www.nmcusd.org/specialeducation/specialedu.asp

San Benito County

San Benito County Office of Education
www.sbcoe.k12.ca.us/spEdR.html
637-5393

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Office of Education – Special Education
www.sccoe.k12.ca.us/depts/specialed/

School Directory for Special Education Classrooms
www.sccoe.k12.ca.us/schooldirectory/coe/specialed/

Santa Cruz County

Bonny Doon Elementary School District Office
www.bonnydoon.santacruz.k12.ca.us/Welcome.html
Contact the principal at 427-2300

Happy Valley School District
www.happyvalley.santacruz.k12.ca.us/index.html
Contact the principal at 429-1456

Live Oak School District
www.lodo.santacruz.k12.ca.us/spec_ed.htm
831-475-6333 Ext. 209

Mountain School District Office
www.mountain.santacruz.k12.ca.us/
Contact the principal at 475-6812

Pacific Elementary School District
www.pacific.santacruz.k12.ca.us/
Contact the principal at 425-7002

Pajaro Valley Unified School District
www.pvusd.net/Departments/special_education/index.html

SELPA (Special Services)
www.pvusd.net/Departments/special_education
294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA
831-786-2100

Special Ed Services and Programs
www.pvusd.net/Departments/Special_Education/Special_Education_Services

Duncan Holbert School
130 Herman Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
831-761-6066

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
831-336-9678 Ext. 114  -  Sandi Reimer, Director
831-336-9678 Ext. 107  -  Beth Leslie, Administrative Assistant

Santa Cruz City Schools Special Education
www.sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us/special-education.html
831-429-3410 Ext. 201

Santa Cruz North County SELPA (Special Education Local Area)  - Cheryl Knox, Administrative Assistant
www.nsccselpa.org
400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz
831-475-4982

North Santa Cruz County SELPA Districts and Programs Directory
Districts List: www.nsccselpa.org/member_districts.html
Programs Directory: www.nsccselpa.org/pdfs/SELPA_directory2011-2012.pdf

Santa Cruz County Office of Education Special Education Classes
www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/spec_ed/index.html

Early Start Program
www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/spec_ed/early_start_photos.html
The Early Start Program serves special needs infants and toddlers, ages birth to three years of age. These multidisciplinary services are provided to students and their families in cooperation with San Andreas Regional Center in home, community, and center-based environments.

Developmental Preschool Program
The preschool program serves students, ages three to five years. Two developmental preschool classrooms focus upon developmental skills, mobility, fine motor, communication, and social skills.

Preschool Autism Program
Chrysalis Autism Center
www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/spec_ed/chrysalis_center_autism_program.html
Two SCCOE classrooms, operated in collaboration with the Listen Foundation, integrate several methods and strategies such as TEACCH floor time, applied behavioral analysis, and sensory integration to teach social, communication, academic, and functional skills to address the needs of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Program for Students Challenged by Severe Handicaps

Elementary: Three classrooms integrate basic skills, life skills, and communication for students challenged by severe handicaps (SH). All classrooms include medically fragile students and students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Middle: Two SH classroom provides students with exposure to functional curriculum, prevocational skills, and specialized training focused upon individual student needs.

Secondary: Three SH classrooms integrate functional skills curriculum and pre-vocational and vocational skill training programs.  Students in SH classrooms at all levels have opportunities for inclusion in general education classes and activities.

Program for Post Secondary Students
This program provides the opportunity for students 18-22 years of age who did not graduate from high school to receive vocational skill training and job experiences in the community. A work experience specialist collaborates with community agencies and local employers in developing individualized programs for each student.

Program for Students Challenged by Emotional Disturbance
Six classrooms for students challenged by Emotional Disturbance (ED) operate in collaboration with Santa Cruz County Mental Health. Three classrooms are at the elementary, one at middle school, and two at high school level. Behavioral and academic progress aligned to general education classroom expectations and curriculum is the focus. Students receive specific training in social skills, communication, and self-esteem

Scotts Valley Unified School DistrictEvelyn Clancy, Director of Educational Services/Special Education Director
eclancy@santacruz.k12.ca.us
831-438-2055 Ext 106

Soquel Union District Office - Kathleen Howard, Superintendent
831-464-5633