The Irvine Home School is an alternative educational option built around an independent study model for parents who choose to home school their children. Certificated staff provide a support system of educational guidance and assistance to families who are home schooling.
Offers high school diploma, vocational, E.S.L., and community service-based educational opportunities for adults and recommended high school students. Classes are held at locations throughout the district. (949) 936-7457
(Secondary Education Learning Facilitator). An accredited small alternative high school focusing individual attention on a student's education in light of his or her particular goals and needs. . . committed to academic creativity and self responsibility. (949) 936-7446
An accredited small alternative high school that combines academic studies with a variety of other work/study options in a independent study format enabling students to obtain the high school diploma. (949) 936-7440
Meets the social/emotional needs of K-6 students. This program focuses on improving classroom behavior, academic achievement, self-concept, and career decision-making.
An innovative program for grades 6-8 that teaches critical social skills which improves resistance to peer pressure for drug abuse, academic achievement, discipline, and self-concept. Contact Guidance Resources at (949) 936-7980.
Life Skills for Adolescents -- High School level. This program promotes learning and understanding of self.
Social Thinking And Reasoning: K-12 Programs that teach social skills, peer pressure skills, criticism techniques, problem solving skills and understanding personality styles. This program improves assertive communication, decreases passive and aggressive behavior and teaches students self-responsibility. Skills lead to internal resiliency to resist substance use and abuse.
Helps K-12th grade children cope with changes. Project STAGES is a program for teachers and students to learn skills to manage reactions to major changes.
STAGES K-12 and Independent Study
STAGES is a program that teaches students how to understand and manage reactions to changes in their lives. Whether moving, changing grades or friendships, to the more complicated changes of divorce and loss, students will be given an emotional road map that will empower them to take responsibility for their own feelings and reactions and to show compassion to others experiencing change. Skills lead to internal resiliency and healthy decision making.
Curriculum and trainings are available in these programs as well as training in Anger Management, Harassment, The 7 Fundamentals of Self-Esteem, and Resiliency. Call Guidance Resources, (949) 936-7980. Ask for Christine Honeyman or Nancy Colocino.
Other Specialized Programs
At all schools, grades 7-12.
School nurses conduct vision, hearing and scoliosis screening, evaluate student health status, make medical referrals as indicated, provide emergency services and instruction, supervise specialized health care procedures, assist with student health instruction and activities. Contact Health Services at (949) 936-7920.
Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) language students whose native languages include Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and others. Options include a Newcomer English Language Development Program (ELD) especially for recent immigrants in grades K-8 at three sites (949) 936.5000.
Aids the student with a handicap to achieve physical, mental, emotional and social growth commensurate with his or her handicap through a carefully planned program of regular and special physical education.
Additional Programs Available by Agreement With Other Districts
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A youth employment and training program for secondary students. Horizons participants are eleventh and twelfth grade students who may experience some learning problems, but who are well prepared to be competitively employed. Horizons helps to link these students to the business community.
At each school, this program provides services to children, parents, teachers, administrators, community agencies and the school system through psycho-educational assessment and diagnosis of specific learning, emotional, and behavioral disabilities, counseling, consultation, and referral and consultation services to and with community agencies.
At each school, this program provides direct instructional services to special education students who spend the majority of their school day in the regular classroom. Contact your local school Psychologist.
Secondary Special Education Programs (7-12)
Provides student with a minimal or total support system (academic, behavioral, personal, vocational, transition) through which he/she is empowered to function successfully within the core curriculum program and in the community after graduation.
Provides the individual student with a total support system (academic, behavioral, personal) through which he/she can acquire knowledge and those skills necessary to function in the regular classroom and ultimately in society.