Laurel Ruff Transition School

  • At Laurel Ruff our mission is Building Independence One Skill At A Time. 
    Laurel Ruff Transition School
    5325 Garfield Avenue
    Sacramento CA 95841
    TEL 916-971-7586
    FAX 916-331-1634
    24-hour message line 916-979-8335
    School Hours: 7:55 - 2:45PM (early out each Thursday at 1:31).
    Laurel Ruff is a special education school serving transition aged young adults (18 to 22 age range) who reside in San Juan Unified School District.  Families of students who do not live in SJUSD should contact their local school district to discuss placement options.
    CTP:  Community Transition Programs (CTP) for young adults with disabilities who need post high school level support to attain their post-secondary goals  (age range 18 to 22); students have completed four years of high school but continue to need transition focused services.
    PROJECT SEARCH: vocational internship program based at Kaiser Permanente Hospital - this off campus satellite program is open to students in their last year of school eligibility who apply and are accepted into the program.
    Enrollment in Laurel Ruff programs is an IEP (Individual Education Plan) decision that should be incorporated into each student's IEP transition plan while still in high school. Students new to San Juan are usually referred to us by San Juan Central during the central enrollment process. Families new to SJUSD are invited to directly contact us for information and support during the enrollment process.
    Several enrollment forms are available for download (see the related files to the right.)
    Laurel Ruff Amenities include:
    • community based instruction 
    • concurrent enrollment at American River College
    • off campus work experience and on campus vocational training
    • self-advocacy and life management instruction
    • services for students with visual impairments 
    • extra-curricular opportunities include Visual & Performing Arts, Special Olympics and VIP (Very Important People) sport teams; and evening dances (e.g. the annual Boo-Bash)
    • aquatics program (in our beautiful indoor heated pool)
    • art program
    • speech therapy 
    • adapted physical education
    • learning center support model for students who need specialized support
    IMPORTANT REMINDER for current students: Should address or contact information change please notify our office staff immediately 971-7586; prompt communication of changes will help us ensure that transportation is arranged correctly.
Laurel Ruff
Last Modified on October 21, 2019