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As a member of the San Dieguito Union High School District, we provide a continuum of options to support our students in the least restrictive academic environment for their learning needs. The following are summaries of this continuum of service options that be implemented at Torrey Pines High School. If you believe your student is struggling with school and may need additional support for success, please connect with your student's counselor so they can bring the concerns to our Intervention Team. 

General Education - The general education setting, which is the baseline for a least restrictive environment.

Student Support Team - this team consists of a student's teachers, counselor, administrator, parents or guardians, and anyone else who can provide valuable input on the student. This is a great place to begin investigating why a student is not success in the academic environment and to gather information, make recommendations, and begin the process of support a student who may need additional assistance at school. 
Academic Survival - a course for students who need additional support with good academic habits, study skills, and similar as part of their schedule. This is a general education course where students are recommended to enroll from the Intervention Team's referral based on previous grades, teacher input and other data. 
Section 504 of American Disabilities Act (504 Plan) - Students with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment can receive accommodations in their general education environment to ensure equal access to the curriculum and learning. 
The following services are implemented as documented in their Individual Education Plan, or commonly referred to as IEP. These services are not available to all students. 

Liaison/Consult - Collaborative and/or consult service provided by an Educational Specialist/Liaison which allows students to be in the general education setting while receiving support from their case managers.

Special Education Supported Content Area Classes - General education classes team taught with a General Education teacher and Educational Specialist. This service is not available at all school sites in our District.

Academic Support - Class taught by an Educational Specialist where students receive support on their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and receive elective credit.

Fundamental Courses - Content area courses taught by an Educational Specialist that are modified and/or curriculum is at least two years below grade level. These courses do not meet A-G college prep requirements.

Related Services -  These areas of service are provided to students by appropriately qualified specialists/service provider as specified in by the IEP. A service provider may work with a student individually, in groups, and/or through consult. The service provider is a team member who supports the student’s goal areas specific to their area of expertise. The following are areas provided by SDUHSD:

  • Adaptive Physical Education (APE)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Orientation and Mobility (O/M)
  • Vision Services (VS)
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Counseling and Guidance (CG)
  • Health Services
  • WorkAbility
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • Audiological Services (AS)
  • Transportation
Some students, enrolled in general education, require specifically related services to benefit from school placement. A related service that may stand alone may be:
  • Speech and Language (S/L)
  • Adaptive Physical Education (APE)
  • Audiological Services (AS)