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Dublin High – Special Education

Dublin High also offers a full range of Special Education courses:

  • English 1/2
  • English 3/4
  • CAHSEE Tutorial
  • Math Tutorial: Algebra
  • World History
  • Elective Tutorial
  • SDCEnglish
  • SDC Mathematics
  • SDC U.S. History
  • SDC Biology
  • SDC Conceptual Physics
  • SDC Elective Tutorial
  • Counseling Enriched SDC
  • Moderate/Severe SDC
  • Lifeskills SDC

Detailed descriptions of Special Education courses are included below:

ENGLISH 1/2

Grade Level:                                   9-l0

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills 1-2 yrs of 4- yr English  requirement

Students receive instruction in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, vocabulary development, and oral expression that parallels the regular English programs. Core literature is adapted to accommodate students skill levels. Individual needs are developed in each student’s IEP.

 

ENGLISH 3/4

Grade Level:                                   11-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills 1-2 yrs of 4- yr English  requirement

Students receive instruction in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, vocabulary development, and oral expression that parallels the regular English programs. Core literature is adapted to accommodate students skill levels. Individual needs are developed in each student’s IEP.

CAHSEE Tutorial

Grade Level:                                   11, 12

Length:                                             1 semester or 1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduations:                                   Fulfills 1 semester elective credit requirement

This tutorial class will be offered to students with active IEPs who have not passed the CAHSEE.  It will provide targeted and strategic review of key content on the CAHSEE as well as instruction regarding the structure and format of the test with attention being given to test-taking strategies for both ELA and math.

MATH TUTORIAL: ALGEBRA

Grade Level:                                     9

Length:                                              1 semseter (may be repeated for 10 credits maximum)

Prerequisite:                                      none

Graduation:                                      Fulfills elective credit

This course is designed as a support program for Special Education students who are concurrently enrolled in Algebra 1A (9).  Course content will reinforce basic concepts needed to be successful in the mastery of algebra

 

WORLD HISTORY

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills World History requirement

Students receive instruction that parallels the regular World History programs. Modified presentations include information on the geography, history, cultures, economics, and politics of the major world regions.

 

ELECTIVE TUTORIAL

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills 1 year elective credit requirement

Students receive tutorial and instructional assistance necessary for success in high school.

SDC ENGLISH

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills 1-4 years of 4 year English  requirement

Students receive instruction that focuses on developing students reading and written languge skills. Basic skill remediation emphasizes the areas of reading, writing, spelling, speaking, and listening.

SDC MATHEMATICS

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills 1-2 years of 2 year Math  requirement

Students receive instruction in the fundamentals of mathematics and life skills mathematics. Instruction introduces and/or reviews basic whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percents, measurement, and practical applications. This course offers remediation for transition into the regular Pre- Algebra class but does not offer full preparation for the CAHSEE.

 

SDC U.S. HISTORY

Grade Level:                                   11

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills U.S. History requirement

Students receive instruction that parallels the regular U.S. History program.  Modified instruction covers U.S. political, social, and economic history from the Colonial period through contemporary times.

SDC BIOLOGY

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills Life Sciences requirement

Students receive instruction that parallels the regular Biological Science program.  Modified instruction examines the workings of the human body, the environment, and the study of other life forms on earth.

SDC CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills Physical Science  requirement

Students receive instruction that parallels the regular Physical Science program.  Modified instruction gives students an understanding of scientific concepts of the physical characteristics on the earth, its composition, relative position, and natural functions.

 

SDC ELECTIVE TUTORIAL

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fulfills 1 year elective credit requirement

Students receive tutorial and instructional assistance necessary for success in high school.

 

COUNSELING ENRICHED SDC

Grade Level:                                   9-12

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Fufills specific academic requirements

Specific course selections and schedules are determined on an individual student basis and planned by the Individual Education Plan team.

MODERATE/SEVERE SDC

Grade Level:                                   through age 22

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Does not meet academic requirements

Specific student academic and life-skills are determined on an individual student basis and planned by the Individual Education Plan team.

LIFESKILLS SDC

Grade Level:                                   through age 22

Length:                                             1 year

Prerequisite:                                     Current IEP

Graduation:                                     Does not meet academic requirements

Special Day Class for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities:  This class is geared toward addressing IEP goals and objectives that focus on functional academic skills, social skills, prevocational/vocational skills, community skills, and independent living skills.  This classroom and community-based instruction is designed to teach students to function as independently as they can in their community.

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