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Placement and Services

SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION IN CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Each school within the District offers specialized academic instruction and related services to meet needs per a student’s IEP.  Some specialized programs, such as STEPS, SAC, STARS, and TBIC are only offered at select district locations based on school feeder patterns and regional needs.  Program locations may change each year as student enrollment changes and facility needs change. 
 
ELEMENTARY:
 
The STEPS program (meeting needs of students with moderate/severe disabilities) is currently located at:
  • R.H. Dana ENF
 
The SAC program (meeting needs of students with moderate/severe disabilities for students with autism) is currently located at:
  • Castille
  • Laguna Niguel Elementary
  • Palisades
 
The STARS program (meeting needs of students with mild/moderate disabilities) is currently located at:
  • Reilly
  • Ambuehl
  • Wood Canyon
  • Del  Obispo
  • Lobo
  • Chaparral (only TK-1)
  • Malcom (only TK-1)
  • Marblehead (only TK-K)
 
The TBIC program (meeting the needs of students with behavioral and emotional needs) is currently located at:
  • Arroyo  Vista Elementary
  • Benedict 
 
SECONDARY:
The STEPS program (meeting needs of students with moderate/severe disabilities) is currently located at:
  • Newhart
  • Niguel Hills
  • Marco Forster
  • Shorecliffs
  • Tesoro H.S
  • Dana Hills H.S.
  • San Clemente HS
 
The TBIC program (meeting the needs of students with behavioral and emotional needs) is currently located at:
  • Las Flores
  • Capo Valley HS
  • Aliso Niguel HS
  • San Clemente HS
 
Our Adult Transition Program has a location in downtown San Juan and at San Juan Hills High School.
 
OTHER OPTIONS AND PLACEMENTS
 
To meet the needs of students with disabilities who require very specialized instructional settings, the District has joint agreements with surrounding school districts that operate specialized programs such as a regionalized program for the deaf, the school for the deaf, programs for students with visual impairments, and specialized programs for students with cognitive impairments. The Orange County Department of Education also operates several programs that are available for students with severe disabilities. Several of these County Programs are located at District school sites. The District also has joint agreements with different agencies to provide specialized services.
 
General
 
 
Elementary
  • Elementary STEPS - Update coming Soon
 
Secondary
  • Bridges Community Day School
  • Secondary STEPS - Structured Teaching Educating Prepared Students - update coming soon
  • Secondary Social Skills Support -update coming soon
  • Secondary TBIC - update coming soon
 
Post Secondary