SPECIAL EDUCATION

Department Overview

The Special Education course offerings are divided into three levels: MildModerate (MM), Moderate (MOD) (formerly known as LH/S may include AF for some classes), and ModerateSevere (MS) (formerly known as SH). Students must have designated services through the IEP process to take special education courses. All Special Education coursework is aligned with the IEP, as well as Content and Performance Standards. Students in RSP programs are fullyincluded in general education throughout the day unless the IEP team determines that a MildModerate special education class is most appropriate.

MildModerate (MM):

● AUTISM FOCUS (AF)
● COMMUNICATIVELY HANDICAPPED (CH)
● EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED (ED)
● HEARING IMPAIRED (HI)
● MILDMODERATE DISABILITY (MM)
● ORTHOPEDIC HANDICAPPED/OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED (OH/OHI)
● RESOURCE SPECIALIST PROGRAM (RSP) if selfcontained class is required by the IEP
● VISUALLY IMPAIRED (VI)

Moderate (MOD): Formally known as LEARNING HANDICAPPED/SEVERE (LH/S)

ModerateSevere (MS): Formally known as SEVERELY HANDICAPPED (SH)

 


5491 WORLD HIST AND GEOGRAPHY
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(M/M) Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels. The curricular focus is World History/ Culture/Geography. Course is aligned to AUHSD content and performance standards.



5493 US HIST AND GEOGRAPHY
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(M/M) Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels. The curricular focus is U.S. History/Geography. Course is aligned to AUHSD content and performance standards.



6024 INTENSIVE LITERACY 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) Instruction in reading is based upon individual needs and ability levels. Strong emphasis is given to the remediation of deficits as related to decoding skills, vocabulary development, and oral/written comprehension skills. Course is aligned to AUHSD content and performance standards and utilizes an intensive, systematic, sequential approach to reading instruction.



6026 INTENSIVE LITERACY 1
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) Instruction in reading is based upon individual needs and ability levels. Strong emphasis is given to the remediation of deficits as related to decoding skills, vocabulary development, and oral/written comprehension skills. Course is aligned to AUHSD content and performance standards and utilizes an intensive, systematic, sequential approach to reading instruction.



6041 SOCIAL SCIENCE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels. The curricular focus is World History/ Culture/Geography and U.S. History/Geography. Course is aligned to content and performance standards.



6042 SOCIAL SCIENCE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels. The curricular focus is World History/ Culture/Geography and U.S. History/Geography. Course is aligned to content and performance standards.



6056 ARTS/CRAFTS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) Creative expression through the media of arts and crafts is emphasized. Addressing individual talents is the focus of this course.



6057 ARTS/CRAFTS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) Creative expression through the media of arts and crafts is emphasized. Addressing individual talents is the focus of this course.



6103 INTENSIVE LITERACY
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
One period only for mild/moderate students.


(M/M) Instruction in reading is based upon individual needs and ability levels. Strong emphasis is given to the remediation of deficits as related to decoding skills, vocabulary development, and oral/written comprehension skills. Course is aligned to AUHSD content and performance standards and utilizes an intensive, systematic, sequential approach to reading instruction. Placement for Mild/Moderate students.



6104 SPECIALLY DESIGNED PHYS ED
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed for Special Education students who require minimal or limited adaptations, accommodations, or modifications. Class is taught by a general P.E. teacher and/or an Adapted Physical Education Specialist or in a collaborative model.



6107 MATH 1A
7th
10.0 credits
Mild/Moderate math placement.


(MM) This course continues the development of the students' understanding, begun in Grades K-6, and expanding into the analysis of Ratios and Proportional Relationships, application and extension of The Number System to include operations on signed rational numbers, using properties of operations to generate equivalent Expressions and solve real-life and mathematical problems using Expressions and Equations, solve problems using Geometric figures, and investigate and use models from Statistics and Probability. This course, along with the 8th grade Math 2A will use all 7th grade Common Core Math Standards.



6125 MATHEMATICS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) This course is aligned with Alternative/Functional Math Performance Standards. The course addresses Number Sense, Algebra and Functions, and Measurement and Geometry. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6128 MATHEMATICS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) This course is aligned with Alternative/Functional Math Performance Standards. The course addresses Number Sense, Algebra and Functions, and Measurement and Geometry. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6134 MATH 2A
8th
10.0 credits
Mild/Moderate math placement.


(MM) This course continues developing the students' understanding of the Grade 7 Common Core Standards extending to solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angles, area, surface area and volume. Students will also continue to develop their skills in Statistics and Probability, especially in using random sampling to draw inferences in one- and two-population data sets. Students will include the place for irrational numbers and their approximation by rational numbers in their understanding of the Number System. Using Expressions and Equations they will work with radical and integer exponents, connect proportional relationships, lines and linear eqautions, and analyze and solve both single and systems of linear equations. In Geometry, students will study congruence and similarity using multiple methods and understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. This course will complete the students' instruction in the Grade 7 CCCSS-Math Standards and initiate the study Grade 8 CCCSS-Math Standards which will be completed in Math 3A.



6136 SCIENCE 8
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(M/M) This course addresses concepts in physical and earth science. The content focuses on the nature of science, matter, chemistry, chemical reactions, the chemistry of living systems, energy, forces in motion, astronomy, geology, and weather. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6143 ADAPTIVE PE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: IEP.


This course is designed for Special Education students with significant gross motor delays. It is a Designated Instructional Service as identified in the IEP with goals and objectives, taught by an Adapted Physical Education Specialist.



6164 SCIENCE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) This course is aligned with Alternative Science Content and Performance Standards. Skills are developed in the areas of observation, organization, communication, and manipulation of laboratory equipment. Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels.



6166 SCIENCE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) This course is aligned with Alternative Science Content and Performance Standards. Skills are developed in the areas of observation, organization, communication, and manipulation of laboratory equipment. Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels.



6171 SCIENCE 7
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(M/M) This course emphasizes concepts in life science. The content focuses on cells, diffusion, cell differentiation, cell division, genetics, evolution, classification, living kingdoms, human body systems, family living and personal health, injury prevention and safety, and ecology. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6182 BRAILLE
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(VI) Students learn to read Braille including the alphabet, contractions, punctuation, and composition signs in both literacy and Nemeth (mathematics) codes. Students learn to write Braille using the Perkins Brailler and slate/stylus methods.



6218 ENGLISH
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Moderate placement.


(MOD) Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels. The curricular focus is English/Language Arts, specifically reading and writing. Course is aligned to alternative content and performance standards. This course does meet the requirement for a diploma.



6222 MATHEMATICS SUPPORT
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MM) This is a supplemental course designed to be taken concurrently with another math course. It will provide experiences that assist with the acquisition of basic math techniques. Students will address the solving of problems using logical reasoning and technology. The following mathematics standards are reviewed: numbers, mathematical logic and reasoning, symbols, measurement and geometry, functions, and data analysis. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6231 INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS LV1
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(Moderate-Severe) This course is designed to teach students practical skills that will assist them in semi-independent living. This may include domestic activities in food identification and cold food preparation, household cleaning, personal grooming, family/friend leisure and living relationships, community activities in group shopping and travel, identification of symbolic basic survival items in reading, identification of own name, and identification of money, numbers, and emergency telephone number.



6234 ENGLISH
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Moderate-Severe placement.


(MS) - Instruction is based on individual needs and ability levels. The curricular focus is English/Language Arts, specifically reading and writing. Course is aligned to content and performance standards. Moderate to severe, non-diploma bound.



6274 ENGLISH 7
7th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MM) This course is aligned with English/Language Arts Content and Performance Standards. The development of reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills is emphasized. A focus on sentence patterns, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing skills is provided. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6278 ENGLISH 8
8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MM) This course is aligned with English/Language Arts Content and Performance Standards. The development of reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills is emphasized. A focus on sentence patterns, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing skills is provided. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6286 MOBILITY TRAINING
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(VI) Students develop knowledge and experience related to functioning independently within the community. Training in using public transportation independently or semi-independently in the community is stressed.



6287 MOBILITY TRAINING
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) Students develop knowledge and experience related to functioning independently within the community. Training in using public transportation independently or semi-independently in the community is stressed.



6341 HOME ECONOMICS
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(Moderate-Severe) The content of this course includes the aspects of family living including foods and nutrition, clothing and good grooming, home management and care, child care, and handicrafts.



6348 STUDY SKILLS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MM) Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels. Basic study skills of organization, work habits, research, and independent study are presented. Class time may be used to receive extra assistance on assignments from other classes or test preparation.



6366 STUDY SKILLS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels. Basic study skills of organization, work habits, research, and independent study are presented. Class time may be used to receive extra assistance on assignments from other classes or test preparation.



6367 STUDY SKILLS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels. Basic study skills of organization, work habits, research, and independent study are presented. Class time may be used to receive extra assistance on assignments from other classes or test preparation.



6386 DAILY LIVING SKILLS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) This course is designed to teach students practical skills that will assist them in independent living. This may include domestic activities, food preparation and nutrition, household skills, social living, leisure relationships, and community activities.



6388 DAILY LIVING SKILLS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) This course is designed to teach students practical skills that will assist them in independent living. This may include domestic activities, food preparation and nutrition, household skills, social living, leisure relationships, and community activities.



6394 DAILY LIVING SKILLS
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MM) This course is designed to teach students practical skills that will assist them in independent living. This may include domestic activities, food preparation and nutrition, household skills, social living, leisure relationships, and community activities.



6419 VOCATIONAL LV3 TRANSITION
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to provide on-campus and off-campus experiences for students to become more aware of the environment. An introduction to job training, job behavior, and community mobility is provided.



6453 COMPUTER
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MOD) Keyboarding and computer skills are developed and reinforced. The application skills of word processing, spreadsheets, database, multimedia, and internet are addressed.



6455 COMPUTER
7th - 8th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


(MS) Keyboarding and computer skills are developed and reinforced. The application skills of word processing, spreadsheets, database, multimedia, and internet are addressed.



6460 HEALTH
7th - 8th
2.5 quarter credits
Recommendation: None


(MOD) This course aligns with the Health standards and the California Healthy Youth Act. Units of study include: Personal Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Mental, Emotional and Social Health; Injury Prevention & Safety; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; and Growth, Development, and Sexual Health. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.



6461 HEALTH
7th - 8th
2.5 quarter credits
Recommendation: None


(MS) This course aligns with the Health standards and the California Healthy Youth Act. Units of study include: Personal Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Mental, Emotional and Social Health; Injury Prevention & Safety; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; and Growth, Development, and Sexual Health. Instruction is based upon individual needs and ability levels.


 

 

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