Vista Murrieta High School currently houses numerous Special Education Programs to meet the needs of all of its students. These programs include Resource (RSP), Special Day Classes, and the Severely Handicapped Class. In addition to these programs, Designated Instructional Services are available for Speech and Language (on-site therapist), Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vision Impairments, Adaptive PE and Counseling (with an on-site Psychologist).
For more information about Special Education Services, go to the district website.
To qualify for Special Education Services, a parent, teacher and counselor must meet to discuss the student's current progress in his or her classes. A referral to the Psychologist for an assessment must be written and signed. The Psychologist and school have 60 days to evaluate the student to determine his or her strengths and weaknesses and if he or she will qualify under designated eligibilities according to Federal Law. At that time, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting will be held to discuss the results of the assessments. The IEP team, which includes the Psychologist, Special Education Teacher, Administrator, student and most importantly the Parents, will decide if the student will receive services and the type of services to be received.
Contact Personnel: Rosa VelardezSpecial Education Program Specialist – Denise BuonoaroSpecial Education Department Chair - Erin Sutton & Dominic TassoneSchool Psychologist – Will Bennett
Speech Therapist – Mrs. Valloza
Severely Handicapped Class (CLIMB) - Jeff Voyles, Casey Fung