Special Education Department Overview

Lead Teacher: Eileen Jacobs and Lena Sweeney
Vice-Principal:Susannah Bell

Special Education Department Staff

Berkeley High School serves approximately 320 students with Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s). Special Education services at the high school meet the diverse requirements of students with a wide range of learning needs, from mild to moderate learning disabilities to severe cognitive and physical differences. In accordance with the mandate to provide the least restrictive environment for all students, special education staff members provide students with the most inclusive program possible. Special education teachers collaborate with and support general education teachers. All learning communities are able to meet the needs of all students with IEP’s, and educational specialists work with the staff of each learning community to make the curriculum accessible. Special educators teach literacy, math and transition with the twin goals of increasing student success in general education and of promoting positive post-secondary outcomes. Students’ school programs are designed through the IEP process and may include single or multiple periods of inclusive education support. The IEP process also focuses on building skills needed for post secondary transition, sometimes including job placements, individualized programs that enable students to make up needed credits, and classes explicitly preparing students for life after high school.

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    UC Pre-Med Mentors (pd. 4)
    November 15, 2018
    12:24 pm - 1:22 pm
    CCC D-221
    Friday Music (Courtyard)
    November 16, 2018
    11:20 am - 12:20 pm
    Courtyard
    Dreamer Project (CCC)
    November 16, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    CCC
    Basketball: Boys Freshman Scrimmage vs Albany (Away)
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
    Location: Albany High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Albany
    Basketball: Boys JV Scrimmage vs Albany (Away)
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
    Location: Albany High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Albany
    Basketball: Boys Varsity Scrimmage vs Albany (Away)
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: November 17, 2018 - 11:00 am
    Location: Albany High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Albany
    Basketball: Boys JV Scrimmage vs Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (Home)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
    Black Girls Rise
    November 20, 2018
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room D218
    Basketball: Boys F/S Foundation Game vs El Camino (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Camino
    Basketball: Boys JV Foundation Game vs El Cerrito (Away)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Cerrito
    Basketball: Boys Varsity Foundation Game vs El Cerrito (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Cerrito
    Open Gym Basketball (Jacket Gym)
    November 21, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:20 pm
    Jacket Gym