1:1 aides are provided if it is written into the student’s IEP.
Yes. However, transportation is approved through the individual service agreement with the district; so some locations may not provide transportation services. Please contact your Spectrum location of choice to learn more.
No. Spectrum only takes referrals directly from school districts. If a student’s placement at a Spectrum school location is approved by the school district, then Spectrum will enter a service agreement with the district – at no cost to the family.
Students at Spectrum have moderate to severe disabilities that fall under many disability categories, including: Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Special Learning Disability and more.
Please start by contacting your current school district administrator to coordinate scheduling a tour at a Spectrum location, or to hold an IEP meeting to discuss placement and services options for your student.
If you have specific questions, you may also contact the Spectrum school location you are interested in, to speak with the staff or Program Director.
Yes! We can accept students at any time of the year.
Spectrum is a non-public school certified by the California Department of Education to serve students with special needs.
Yes. All staff working with children are CPI Certified (Crisis Prevention & Intervention).
We get this question a lot. We have a whole page dedicated to the different features of our Spectrum learning environments.
Yes. However, a graduation plan is made with the school district that initially placed the student in our care.
The IEP meeting is the appropriate place to discuss placement and express your child’s needs or request changes to placement and services. Spectrum only takes referrals from school districts. When an NPS placement is approved by the district/ IEP team. The District can schedule a campus tour and begin the intake process if appropriate.
Spectrum Center is a California-certified non-public school for students with an IEP. We are a good fit for your student if:
- Your student has an IEP.
- Your student is not making adequate progress in IEP goals, not receiving the educational benefit in the current setting, and/or behavior is impacting learning.
- Your student’s IEP states that a Special Day Class in a Non-public school setting is the offer of FAPE.
We serve students with one or more of the following disabilities: Autism, Emotional Disturbance. Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, and Speech & Language Impairment.