Special Education Programming

  • Continuum of School Age Special Education Programs/Services

    Consistent with California Education Code 56361, the continuum of special education program options for students within Marin County includes, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following or any combination of the following:

    (a) Regular Education Programs

    Collaborative Teaching

    Specialized academic instruction delivered in the general education setting that is designed to permit access to the classroom curriculum through the use of accommodations, adaptions, and/or modifications.

    All Local Educational Agencies (LEA)s[1] within the Marin County SELPA.

    (b) Resource Specialist Program

    Learning Center

    Specialized academic instruction delivered on a subject by subject basis in a separate classroom with and without general education students.

    Bolinas-Stinson1 Center (PreK-8)

    Lagunitas1 Center (K-8)

    Kentfield 2 Centers (K-4 = 1; 5-8 = 1)

    Larkspur-Corte Madera 5 Centers (K-5 = 2; 6-8 = 3)

    Mill Valley5 Centers (K-2 = 1, 3-5 = 3, 6-8 = 1)

    Nicasio – 1 Center (K-8)

    Novato5 Centers (K-5 = 4; 6-8 = 1)

    Reed 2 Centers (3-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

    Ross 2 Centers (K-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

    San Rafael City Elementary1 Center (TK-5 = 1)

    Sausalito Marin City1 Center (K-8 = 1)

    Shoreline Unified - 1 Center (K-4 = 1)

    Total: 27 Centers

    Resource Specialist Program

    Specialized academic instruction delivered on a subject by subject basis for less than the majority of the school day in a separate classroom without general education students.

    Bolinas-Stinson1 Program (PreK-8 = 1)

    Miller Creek 7 Programs (TK-5 = 1; K-5 = 2; 6-8 = 4)

    Marin County Office of Education (MCOE)1 Program (Alternative Education)

    Mill Valley5 Programs (K-8 = 2; 6-8 = 3)

    Novato21 Programs (K-5 = 9; K-8 = 1; 6-8 = 4; 9-12 = 7)

    Nicasio1 Program (K-8)

    Ross Valley6 Programs (K-5 = 4; 6-8 = 2)

    San Rafael City Elementary10 Programs (K-8)

    San Rafael City High8 Programs (9-12 = 8)

    Shoreline 3 Programs (K-8 = 2, 9-12 = 1)

    Tamalpais17 Programs (9-12 = 17)

    Total: 80 Programs

    (c) Designated Instruction and Services

    Related Services

    Designated instruction and services or “related services” means developmental, corrective, and other supportive services that are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.  Related services may include any of the following:

    Speech-Language Pathology;

    Audiology Services;

    Interpreting Services;

    Psychological Services;

    Physical and Occupational Therapy;

    Recreation, including Therapeutic Recreation;

    Counseling Services, including Rehabilitation Counseling;

    Orientation and Mobility Services;

    School Health and/or Nursing Services;

    Social Work Services;

    Parent Counseling and Training;

    Medical Services for Diagnostic or Evaluation Purposes; and/or

    Transportation

    (d) Special Classes

    Special Day Classroom:  Mild to Moderate Disabilities

    Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with mild to moderate educational needs.

    Miller Creek 2 Classrooms (K-2 = 1; 3-5 = 1)

    Kentfield2 Classrooms (2-4 = 1; 5-8 = 1)

    Mill Valley1 Classroom (6-8)

    Novato6 Classrooms (TK-2 = 1; 3-5 = 1; 6-8 = 2; 9-12 = 2)

    Reed1 Classroom (3-5)

    Ross Valley - 3 Classroms (K-1 = 1; 2-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

    San Rafael City Elementary1 Classroom (6-8 )

    San Rafael City High 4 Classrooms (9-12)

    Shoreline2 Classrooms (2-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

    Tamalpais5 Classrooms (9-12)

    Total: 27 Classrooms

    Special Day Classroom:  Skills Development Academy

    Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with mild/moderate/severe educational needs that are utilizing both a functional life skills curriculum and a standards based curriculum.

    MCOE3 Classrooms (K-5 = 2; 6-8 = 1)

    Total: 3 Classrooms

    Special Day Classroom:  Moderate to Severe Disabilities

    Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with moderate to severe educational needs.

    MCOE18 Classrooms (PK-1 = 5; K-5 = 3; 6-8 = 2; 9-12 = 4; 12+ = 4)

    San Rafael City Elementary3 Classrooms (TK-8)

    San Rafael City High1 Classroom (9-12)

    Total: 22 Classrooms


    Special Day Classroom: Autism Strand

    Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with moderate to severe communication, behavioral needs, and sensory needs.

    MCOE10 Classrooms (PK-1 = 3; K-5 = 5; 6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

    Novato4 Classrooms (PK = 1; TK-2 = 1; 6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

    Ross Valley 1 Classroom (K-2)

    Total: 15 Classrooms

    Special Day Classroom:  Counseling Enriched

    Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with social/emotional/behavioral needs.

    MCOE3 Classrooms (K-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

    Novato3 Classrooms (6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 2)

    San Rafael City High1 Classroom (9-12)

    Tamalpais 5 Classrooms (9-12)

    Total: 12 Classrooms   

    (e) Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School Services

    Non-Public School

    Specialized academic instruction delivered in a California Department of Education certified private non-sectarian school for students with IEPs that are typically located outside of a comprehensive public school setting/campus.

    Active non-public, nonsectarian schools within the Marin County SELPA – 4

    Taken from The California Department of Education Website - NPS/A Certification Applications Page

    Non-Public Agency

    A private nonsectarian establishment or individual certified by the California Department of Education that provides related services necessary for a student to benefit educationally from their IEP.

    Active non-public, nonsectarian agencies within the Marin County SELPA – 14

    Taken from The California Department of Education Website - NPS/A Certification Applications Page  

    (f) State Special Schools

    California School for the Blind

    Provides intensive, disability specific educational services for pupils who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, ages 3-22.  The California School for the Blind is a statewide resource offering expertise in the low prevalence disabilities of visual impairment and deaf/blindness through innovative model programs, assessment, consultation and technical assistance, professional development, research and publications, advocacy, and outreach.

    Fremont, CA1 School

    Total:  1 School

    California School for the Deaf          

    Provides comprehensive educational programs to deaf and hard of hearing pupils, ages 3-22.  The school provides a comprehensive residential and non-residential educational program composed of academic, non-academic, and extracurricular activities.

    Fremont, CA1 School

    Total: 1 School

    (g) Instruction in Settings Other Than Classrooms Where Specially Designed Instruction May Occur.

    Community Based Instruction

    Regular and systematic instruction in meaningful, functional, and age-appropriate skills in integrated community settings, using naturally occurring materials and situations.  Community Based Instruction is designed to help students with moderate/severe educational needs acquire and generalize life skills that enhance opportunities for meaningful experiences and relationships within the general community.

    MCOE4 Classrooms (12+ = 4)

    Total:  4 Classrooms

    (h) Itinerant Instruction in Classrooms, Resource Rooms, and Settings Other Than Classrooms Where Specially Designed Instruction May Occur

    Teacher of the Visually Impaired (VI)

    Provides specialized academic instruction and consultation in a variety of educational settings for students with neurological visual impairments who are functionally blind or who have low vision, even with the best correction that adversely impacts educational performance.

    Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)                 

    Provides specialized academic instruction and consultation in a variety of educational settings for students with a hearing impairment that is so severe, the processing of linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, adversely impacts educational performance.

    (i) Instruction Using Telecommunication, and Instruction in the Home, in Hospitals, and in Other Institutions

    Home and Hospital Instruction

    Specialized academic instruction delivered in the home or hospital setting due to the presence of a temporary disability which makes attendance in regular classes or another education program impossible or inadvisable.  A temporary disability is a physical, mental, or emotional disability incurred while a student is enrolled in classes or a program outside of the home/hospital setting and after which the student can reasonably be expected to return to the original classes/program without the need for special interventions.  Educational services may be provided via telecommunication or other means by any LEA within the Marin County SELPA.

    All Local Educational Agencies (LEA)s within the Marin County SELPA.

           

    [1] A local educational agency means a public school district that serves students in any grades P-12.