Special Education Programs
The delivery of supports and services varies from student to student. Some children are provided services in a general education classroom while others are provided services through a "pull out" model where they are taken out of the general education classroom. Some have a blended program in which services are provided in a variety of creative ways. Parents are integral members of the IEP team and participate in decisions regarding the identification, placement, and services to be provided to their children.
Designated Instruction and Services (DIS) and Resource Specialist Programs (RSP) are available at each elementary, middle and high school in the district.
Special Day Class (SDC) Programs School Non-SpecializedModerate
Behavior (SIS) Preschool Preschool Intervention Adult TransitionPreschoolIntake Team Elementary Schools Alta Murrieta NS HFA. Antelope Hills NS FS Avaxat NS Moderate SDC Buchanan NS PK Cole Canyon NS E. Hale Curran NS PK PIP Pre-Intake Lisa J. Mails NS Monte Vista NS BEH Murrieta Elementary PK Rail Ranch NS IBI PK Tovashal NSMiddle Schools Dorothy McElhinney NS FS Shivela NS FS Thompson NS IBI Warm Springs NS BEHHigh Schools Murrieta Mesa High NS FS (2014~2015)ATP
ATP (FS)Murrieta Valley High
NS FS BEH ATP Vista Murrieta High NS FS BEH ATP Creekside none Adult Education none
Special Day Classes
Special Day Classes are created for children whose needs cannot be met in the general education setting. Special Day Classes are available at the following locations:
- Alta Murrieta
Lisa J. Mails
- Rail Ranch (Preschool Severe and ABA also)
- Monte Vista (Behavior also)
- Antelope Hills (Severe and ABA Only)
- Murrieta Elementary (Preschool Only)
- E. Hale Curran
- Warm Springs
Murrieta Mesa High
Murrieta Valley High
- Vista Murrieta High
Program Options available outside the MVUSD
- County Programs
- Non-Public Schools
When reviewing service delivery options, the consideration of "full inclusion" is often discussed. This term refers to children, who are typically more significantly impacted by their disability, receiving supports and services in the general education classroom alongside their non-disabled peers. Children qualify for special education services by meeting eligibility criteria set forth by state and federal laws. Students do not "qualify" for a particular program. Because of this, it is possible for a student with more significant needs to have a program designed to meet his/her needs in the general education classroom. Each child is unique, and the concept of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is truly realized when a program is specifically designed to meet the needs of the child. If a student is not making adequate progress on IEP goals, even when all supports and services are in place, the placement, including that of "full inclusion", needs to be examined for a more appropriate placement.
Resource Specialist Programs
Resource specialist teachers serve students whose IEPs indicate collaboration, pull-out, or consultative services. These programs are available at all school sites in the district.