Point Loma High School

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Special Education

P.L.H.S. Special Education Program

2015-2016

 

Point Loma High School offers a full continuum of programs and services for students with IEPs. Specialized Academic Instruction is provided for every student consistent with their IEP’s via a Special Education staff member within the General Education environment or in a more supported and/or specialized/supported setting.

 

Students with IEPs who are seeking credits towards their high school diploma receive instruction from “highly qualified” teachers in required academic and elective areas.  Students needing more support beyond the General Education environment have access to a variety of other programs and services throughout their day to meet their individualized needs. They are supported in these classrooms either by an additional Special Education teacher or Para-Educator, and/or by a General Education teacher who will ensure required accommodations and modifications will be made in accordance to their IEPs. 

Students who are unable to meet A-G Diploma requirements have the opportunity to work towards earning a Letter of Recognition, Certificate of Completion, or Option 2 Diploma.  These students receive support from Special Education staff, can have an individualized class schedule, and can take a variety of classes that target their academic and transitional needs specified in their IEP’s.  For students who want to participate in the General Education environment but are who cannot meet grade level standards, can receive a Special Education elective credit grade for class participation.

Supported classes within General Ed. include:

 

  • Co-taught Classes

Co-taught classes include a General Education teacher teaming together with a Special Education teacher within the General Education class to support students with IEP’s.

 

  • Collaborative Classes

Collaborative classes are General Education classes taught by a General Education teacher and are additionally supported by a Para-Educator within that class to support students with IEP’s. Students enrolled in Co-taught and Collaborative classes can earn diploma credit if able to meet the course standards.

  

We currently offer Co-taught and Collaborative classes for the following subjects:

 

English

9-Advanced English 1,2

10-Advanced English 3,4

11-Honors American Literature

12-Expository Reading & Writing 1, 2

Math

Integrated Math I (Algebra)

Integrated Math II (Geometry)

Intermediate Algebra

 

Science

Earth Science 1, 2

Physics 1, 2

Biology 1, 2

Chemistry 1, 2

History

World History 1, 2

U.S. History 1, 2

Government/Economics

 

 

 

  • Support/Parallel Classes

Support/Parallel classes are taught by a Mild/Moderate credentialed Special Education teacher in a separate classroom and provide an increased level of specialized academic support for students with IEP’s who are concurrently enrolled in a General Education Math and/or English class. Curriculum in these classes is paralleled to the General Education curriculum for students needing more intensive re-teaching and review, altered pacing, additional reinforcement, more individualized attention, alternative methods and modes of instruction, and/or curriculum modification. Students enrolled in these classes will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.

 

We currently offer Parallel/Support classes for the following subjects:

 

English

9-Advanced English 1,2

10-Advanced English 3,4

11-Honors American Literature

Math

Integrated Math I (Algebra)

Integrated Math II (Geometry)

Intermediate Algebra

 

 

 

  • Applied Math

The Applied Math class is taught by a Mild/Moderate credentialed Special Education teacher in a separate classroom and is designed for students with IEP’s needing intensive Math instruction. Curriculum in this class focuses on developing pre-algebra skills and basic Math skills. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.

 

  • Applied English

The Applied English class is taught by a Mild/Moderate credentialed Special Education teacher in a separate classroom and is designed for students with IEP’s needing intensive English instruction. Curriculum in this class focuses on developing basic skills in reading and writing. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.

 

  • Functional Skills

Functional Skills classes are taught by a Moderate/Severe credentialed Special Education teacher in a separate classroom and are designed for students with IEP’s needing to be taught functional, daily, and independent living skills. Curriculum in these classes focuses on teaching and developing skills needing to be used in daily activities within the domestic, community, recreation, vocational, and core focus areas based on the California State Alternative Standards. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.

 

We currently offer Functional Skills classes for the following subjects:

Functional

Language

Arts

Functional

Math

Functional

Science

 

Functional

Social Studies

 

Functional

Consumer &

Family Studies

Functional

Transition

 

 

For students with IEP’s who are in need of developing and gaining work experience, we also offer a variety of supported and non-supported work experience opportunities. The following classes and programs are available:

 

  • Transition Skills

The Transition Skills class is taught by a Mild/Moderate credentialed Special Education teacher in a separate classroom and is designed for students with IEP’s needing to be taught vocational skills that will help them to transition from school to meaningful careers. Curriculum in this class focuses on skill building in career planning, transportation, employment practices and etiquette, and independent living. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.

 

 

  • Work Incentive

Work Incentive is an on-campus work experience program for students with IEP’s 14 years of age or older. This is typically the first work experience for many students. Students are given the opportunity to learn basic job and social skills that will help them prepare for a community-based job. In addition, students can earn a training stipend if proper work documentation is completed. Typically, students are paid for a total of 80 hours. Case Manager and parent approval is required for participation. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.

 

  • Workability

Workability is an off campus work experience program for students with IEP’s 16 years of age and older. Students are placed in a community-based paid or un-paid work experience for 1-2 hours/day. Students can earn minimum wage for paid positions if proper work documentation is completed. The student’s job performance will be monitored and evaluated by district personnel. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number and can earn a Practical Art credit.

 

  • Opportunity Success

Opportunity Success is a pilot program taught in a separate classroom by a Special Education teacher. This class is designed for diploma bound students with IEP’s whoare16 years of age and older, and who are in 11th or 12 grade. This class is designed to provide support to students throughout the district who need to recover credits in order to graduate from high school. Students will recover credits using a standards based digital curriculum for courses that they received a non-passing grade in. Students may progress at their own pace taking as much or little time they need to master the material. All academic courses are available for credit recovery except Science courses, which have to be completed in a seated class. In addition, some elective courses are available to be taken without having to have failed the course. If a student successfully completes a course he/she was making up, that student will receive a diploma credit for that course which will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Students enrolled in this class will obtain an “Elective” credit grade identified by a 7000 course number.