Special Education

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Clovis High School’s special education department offers a variety of services based on the students’ Individual Education Plan.  As a District, Clovis Unified provides a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of differently-abled students eligible for Special Education services. Most of these services can be provided for qualified students at local schools in collaboration with general education programs. However, some services and programs are only available at specified schools throughout the District and may require enrollment at a designated site. 

Parents who suspect that their child may be differently-abled or in need of additional services should confer with their child's teacher regarding their concerns and request a referral to the student Study Team. If the child continues to exhibit difficulties after exhausting services and modifications in the regular education program, parents may request an assessment to determine eligibility for special education services. 

Qualified staff will conduct an assessment. An Individualized Educational Planning team- including the parents- will meet to review the assessment information, determine eligibility, the services that are needed, and develop appropriate educational goals and objectives. The Individualized Educational Plan is reviewed at least annually.

Clovis High's special education vocational students will be involved in a new course during the 2015-16 school year called, “Customer ServiceServing Up Success.” Students will create a student-designed and operated coffee shop for school staff. Our student baristas will learn school-to-work skills by attending to customers, handling real money, and experiencing actual on-the-job scenarios.

This program will prepare young men and women for work so they can support themselves and become productive and involved members of our community. Skills that students will learn include restocking, greeting customers operating a cash register, interview skills, conversational skills, delivering coffee, following written and verbal multi-step directions, counting money and making change. Following a recipe and work-attire. Students will also be responsible for displaying promptness, responsibility, initiative and an ‘Can Do Attitude”. 

For more information regarding Special Education Programs within CUSD contact:

Mary Betry Bass
Administrator, SELPA and Psychological Services
marybass@cusd.com
559-327-9400  fax 559-327-9746