SPECIAL EDUCATION WEBSITE
Rancho offers a continuum of classes to students with special needs.
A current Individual Educational Plan mandates the appropriate Special Education placement in the
Resource Specialist Program- assists students with mild to moderate disabilities achieve success while accessing the core curriculum.
SDC- Special Day Class
& SH/PH – Severely and Physically Handicapped
The Special Day Class for students with Moderate to Severe disabilities is a non-diploma bound community based instruction/ functional academics program which helps students develop their academic, vocational, domestic, self-management, recreational/leisure and community awareness skills.
ICSM – Individual Critical Skills Model
The SDC, ICSM (individual critical skills model) community based program is a non diploma bound curriculum. The students receive a certificate of completion after a four year high school experience. The program provides individual, relevant, instruction for those students whom traditional academia does not meet their need. The program stresses functional life skills in the following areas: community, vocational, domestic, and recreation/leisure.
The grading policy has been modified to pass/fail verses the traditional system. The students are asked to perform many tasks in the above mentioned areas and are closely monitored for success. Our goal is for each student to become as independent as possible.
Autism / Aspergers NCLA- North Coastal Learning Academy
This program is designed to foster development of emotional and social abilities through specifically designed curriculum for high functioning autism and Asperger students. Students best served in this classroom include students who have general age appropriate development in language, cognitive development, self-help skills, and adaptive behavior (except for social interaction). Students are encouraged to be mainstreamed into general education classes as much as possible and be involved in extracurricular activities and clubs
SEAS Program- (Social, Emotional, Academic Support) Students with emotional disabilities receive support to help each student reach their maximum potential.
VUSD Adult Transition Program (for 18-22 year old students with learning disabilities)
This program is designed to educate adults with learning disabilities, transitioning from Vista Unified High School SDC and ICSM programs, towards functional independence in the areas of employment, community experience, independent living, and education. Read More...
North Coast Consortium for Special Education
RBVHS Special Education Website