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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

Infant and Preschool

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