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Carmel Valley Middle School

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
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Special Education

Burt Brion  
Cristina Campisano Website
Julia Harris (Speech Therapist)  
Nhan Truong (School Psychologist)  
Brianna Anderson  
Lauren Streufert  
Strategic Plan Parent Representative: Lisa Ansonoff


Students who meet the criteria for Special Education services as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the California Education Code are placed on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan outlines the academic goals the student is trying to achieve and the support services the school has put in place to assist the student in reaching these goals. Additionally, each student on an IEP is assigned a case manager who oversees this IEP and makes sure the student's needs are being met.
In order to meet the IDEA regulations and California Education codes, Carmel Valley Middle School offers a variety of special education services to support students with a documented disability who are eligible for an Individual Education Plan (IEP).  These services include, but are not limited to:
  • Core-level academic courses
  • School psychologist services
  • Learning Commons
  • Speech and language pathologist services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive technology
Key links to help understand our Special Education program and find additional resources for support:

Modified Program: The Modified Program is a highly-supportive program that may be considered by an IEP team for moderate special education students who benefit from a highly individualized and modified curriculum delivered in a mixture of both special education (Foundational) and general education settings (mainstreaming to the maximum extent appropriate). These students necessitate specialized small-group support in order to benefit from their education. The specialized supports are tailored to address substantial needs in the skill areas including, but not limited to, foundational academics, behavior, pragmatics, health, community connections, career/vocational, social/interpersonal and independent living; individualization is determined based on each student's needs.


North Coastal Consortium for Special Education - On this page you will find information for parents and family members of children who receive or who may be eligible for special education services within the 14 school districts that comprise the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE).  It is designed to connect you to useful resources, to help you understand special education services, and to resolve concerns or questions you may have about those services.