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Special Education

Career Exploration

Course Code: 8127            

Grade Level: 9, 10              Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will explore their unique assets and understand their accomplishments while gaining insights and skills about education and career options. An instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Career Preparation

Course Code: 8128            

Grade Level: 11, 12              Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will foster a new knowledge and integrate personal goals with labor market information. An instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Essential Econ & Government

Course Code: 8123            

Grade Level: 11, 12              Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will be able to explain, understand and define the Beginnings of American Government to the major branches to the US, and government of the world. This course is an instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Essential English

Course Code: 8124            

Grade Level:9-12                Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will improve phonological awareness, decoding and encoding skills and increase vocabulary. They will develop higher level thinking skills through the use of fiction to nonfiction materials and assessments and will improve written language skills using a variety of writing strategies. This is an instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Essential Math

Course Code: 8132            

Grade Level: 9-12               Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will develop computational, procedural, and problem solving skills to provide a solid foundation for further study in mathematics. An instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Essential Science

Course Code: 8108                       

Grade Level: 9-12               Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will be able to explain, understand and define Physical Science: the shaping of the Earth’s surface, thermal energy, the evolution of life on Earth, the physical principals of biological structures and functions, motion, force, the structure of matter, the solar system, chemical reactions and the chemistry of living systems and Life Science: genetics, cell biology, evolution, and the structure and function of living systems. An instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Essential U.S. History

Course Code: 8116            

Grade Level: 11                   Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will be able to explain, understand and define colonization and settlement, revolution/new nation, expansion/reform, civil wars, industrial America, world wars to the world today. This course is an instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Essential World History

Course Code: 8114            

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12        Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will be able to explain, understand, and define the beginning of Human History, Early Civilizations, the classical traditions, the Middle Ages, New Ideas, Revolution Reform, and conflicts of the ages and the contemporary world. This course is an instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community.  

STEPS Personal Management A

Course Code: 8125            

Grade Level: 9, 10              Credits: 10 (elective)           UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will improve their abilities to evaluate personal and health information, to make decisions, to set goals and to solve problems. An instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

STEPS Personal Management B

Course Code: 8126            

Grade Level: 11, 12              Credits:  10               UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite: Active IEP – AAA Placement

Students will understand everyday applications of personal decision‐making and will set appropriate life goals to make informed decisions relating to themselves and others. An instructional strategy using the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of physical settings, special equipment and materials, teaching procedures, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve the greatest possible personal self‐sufficiency and success in school and community. 

Study Skills

Course Code: 9501            

Grade Level:   9-12                 Credits: 10                UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite:  None 

Tutorial Support

Course Code: 8497                       

Grade Level: 9-12               Credits:  10               UC/CSU: No

Prerequisite:  None

The tutorial support class is designed to increase academic performance and accountability for special education students enrolled in general education courses.  The focus is on empowering students to take responsibility for their learning, and developing organizational and student skill strategies that will help them succeed in school.