Welcome to the Yosemite Valley Special Education Department website. We believe that this is going to be a great year as we have a team of educators passionate about working with students with special needs. We do not quite have the Pandemic behind us, but it is currently business as usual for in-person services. We are confident that our team will continue to offer the best education and supports that will meet the needs of all of our special needs students. 

Our team believes that every student can succeed at a high level, and we will push them to places that you and your child might not have believed they could reach. Learning is hard and as educators it is our job to ensure the supports are in place. These supports must not be a crutch, but a tool or resource that will bridge and narrow the gaps between our students and their general education peers. We must always remember that a special education student is a general education student first. 

We look forward to a wonderful school year with you.

Thank You,

Lorraine Sewell
Direct of Special Education
Yosemite Valley and Monarch River Academy Charter Schools.

About Our Program

Yosemite Valley Charter School is committed to providing free and appropriate quality special education services to students who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004).

Special Education is a program designed to meet the unique educational needs of children with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria under the law.

Our school takes great pride in our commitment to students’ growth and success. As we work together with our families, we strive to provide the most appropriate supports and services to our students identified as eligible for Special Education.

We are committed to developing meaningful partnerships with our parents as we work together to meet the unique needs and realize the full potential of each child. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our department at (626) 317-0112, Press 5. We are here to help you in any way we can.

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