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Special Education

Courses

Half Moon Bay High School offers Special Education Programs for students who have disabilities that affect their education. There is a Resource program for students with mild disabilities. The classes labeled Basic are considered Resource. There is also a Special Day Class program for those with moderate to severe disabilities. Students assigned to classes in these programs are also encouraged to participate in general high school offerings with back-up support provided by a Special Education teacher. Enrollment in Special Education classes is determined by an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  For further information, please contact your student’s high school counselor.

 

Basic Study Skills         (0754)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Prior departmental approval, must have signature of case manager
    • Must be stated in current IEP
  • Graduation requirement: Elective
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

The course offers support in a small group setting to resource students with their general education work. Organization, study skills, exit exam preparation, and vocational awareness activities are also emphasized.

 

Basic English     (0752)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Prior departmental approval, must have signature of case manager
    • Must be stated in current IEP
  • Graduation requirement: English
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

This course is designed to build both your written and oral English skills. It will also focus on reading comprehension, analysis, and vocabulary. You will read quality literature and examine diverse themes. You will become more familiar with literary and writing conventions, as well as literary terms and genres. You will be given assignments that ask you to use various expository writing formats. In doing so, you must use language in an organized and precise manner. You will be expected and required to read, think, write and participate. This course is designed to challenge and stretch your current skills while developing new skills.

 

Basic World History     _     (0772)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Prior departmental approval, must have signature of case manager
    • Must be stated in current IEP
  • Graduation requirement: World Studies
  • UC/CSU A-G requirements: None

World History is a required 1 year course that examines the rise of democratic ideals in western civilization and then surveys the major trends and turning points in the 19th and 20th century world history. The course will follow guidelines of the General Education World History Curriculum (with modifications) to meet the requirements for RSP students to successfully pass the class.

 

Basic United States History     (0704)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grade eligible: 11
  • Prerequisites:
    • Prior departmental approval, must have signature of case manager
    • Must be stated in current IEP
  • Graduation requirement: United States History
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

U.S. History is a required 1 year course that examines the major historical events that shaped the United States from the late 18th century to the present. The course will follow guidelines of the General Education United States History Curriculum (with modifications) to meet the requirements for RSP students to successfully pass the class.

 

Basic American Government/Economics  (0753)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grade eligible: 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Prior departmental approval, must have signature of case manager
    • Must be stated in current IEP 
  • Graduation requirement: American Government/Economics
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

The course will combine a study of how government works on all levels in the United States along with an understanding of the American economic system. The course will follow the guidelines of the General Education Government/Economics with modifications. Grading is a combination of assignments, homework, and classroom participation.

 

Special Day Classes
For students with moderate-severe disabilities.

Program goal: For the students to learn the necessary skills to be safe and independent on campus and in their community. 

Curriculum focuses on: Vocational skills, social skills, life skills curriculum in math, reading, and vocabulary. Specific curriculum is determined by each students Individual Education Plan (IEP). 

Most students in the SDC program work toward a Certificate of Completion, rather than a diploma.

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