Special Education

We are dedicated to creating a vibrant classroom experience for all students through the coordination of professional development, curriculum, and technology. Santa Cruz Valley recognizes the importance of the skill of the classroom teacher in delivering a meaningful and engaging classroom lesson to all of our students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Special Education Department at Santa Cruz Valley Union High School is to provide students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. General education classes, resource classes (English, math, social studies, science), and life skills classes are options available to the students depending on their disability and individual needs. We assign each special education student to a case manager to monitor and ensure the implementation of that student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Case managers work together with support personnel, school administration, parents/guardians, and the individual student to develop and implement strategies that meet the needs of both the student and the parents to assure that any student with disabilities is fully included in the school’s instructional and extracurricular programs.