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Working Together to Keep Our Most Challenged Students in Traditional Schools

December 15, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

With an alarming increase in Autism and other disabilities in the United States, as well as evolving curricula that increasingly focuses on individualized learning, parents are looking at private specialized schools as viable options to help students with learning challenges and behavioral issues.

In an environment in which students benefit from catered instruction in much smaller classes, it is the hope of public school officials that these children can be put on a path to high school graduation and college so they can learn a valuable profession. Read the rest of this entry →

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Summit View School is one model other nonpublic schools should emulate

April 26, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

My husband and I recently took a tour of Summit View School, a Nonpublic School, which has two campuses in the Southern California area.  We toured the San Fernando Valley campus with the Director of the School, Nancy Rosenfelt.  Summit View specializes in educating students from first through twelfth grade with Learning Disabilities; meeting their unique needs and requirements.  Summit View also uses many specialized instructional programs to teach the students such as:  Schools Attuned, Wynn, Multisensory Phonemic Awareness Program, Read Naturally and many more.  The two campuses have a total of 275 students and small class sizes.  Summit View is a Nonpublic School, which means it is privately operated, but still State Certified and regulated by the California Department of Education.  It also means that a majority of their Students have Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and have been placed there by a local public school district; however, they still have many students who pay tuition in order to attend.  Sounds like a great school…….right?   But even more important than being a great school, it’s a wonderful environment! Read the rest of this entry →

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