• Special Education Services
    Special Education services are provided to students with an IEP (Individualized Education Program). IEPs are provided to students who are identified as eligible through State/Federal guidelines and assessment for the impact of disability related needs on a student's access to public education.
    Students with disabilities that are not eligible for an IEP may be supported through a 504 Plan, and our Student Support Services Department: www.sanjuan.edu/Page/357
    One of the features that distinguishes Cameron Ranch is its Inclusion program. Our Inclusion program uses the continuum of service options for students to be successful in the least restrictive environment, which includes: general education classroom, small group instruction in a pull-out setting, additional supports in the form of accommodations and modifications, and individualized behavior intervention plans with additional adult support. In Inclusion, a special education teacher creates learning plans for students with academic, social, and behavioral needs. This teacher then oversees a staff of Instructional Aides who work with classroom teachers to implement the supports as determined by the student’s team. 
    While Inclusion provides a unique educational experience for students with special needs, not all students remain in the program. There are times when a student may require a more intensive program than the school can provide, in which case students may move to another location where their needs can be better met.
    Inclusion benefits its students by providing high quality academic instruction and standards of excellence in the least restrictive environment. This allows our students with individual education plans to learn with their peers, collaborate, and build social skills all while getting a grade-level education. The greater school community also benefits from Inclusion as all kids get to work together on classwork, build friendships with diverse learners, and be role models when working on social skills. Together, Cameron Ranch students learn to reach across individual differences and become empathetic, welcoming, patient, and supportive community members. 
    For questions or concerns we encourage families to speak directly with their child's teacher and/or school site first.  Lines of communication specific to Special Education may include:
    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. Case Manager (Resource/Inclusion Specialist)
    3. Service Specialists (OT, ST, Nurse, AdPE, Vision, etc.)
    4. School Principal
    5. Special Education Program Specialist


    Further communication may be made directly with the SJUSD Special Education Department:
    1. Special Education Program Specialists/Associate Directors (oversee specific schools/program supports)
    2. Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)


    Conflict Resolution may also be available through the Family and Community Engagement Department
    Community Support for Special Education and IEPs:
Last Modified on September 17, 2021