STUDENT REGISTRATION & TRANSFER INFORMATION
Desert Mountain SELPA Resources and Information
The Special Services Department has several District-level special day class programs serving special needs students of Hesperia. Entry into all District special programs must take place through the IEP process. If you have questions about any program, please contact your child’s school psychologist.
Specialized Academic Instruction
Curriculum Helping to Achieve Maximum Potential of Students. This program will continue to serve elementary students with severe cognitive disabilities. The program provides a structured learning environment to address students’ individual and academic behavior needs in an intensive small group setting.
Life Skills (Formerly Secondary CAPA) Location: HJH, RMS, HHS, SHS, OHHS
The Life Skills program will continue to serve student in grades 7-12 with severe cognitive abilities. Life Skills provides a functional and academic curriculum to prepare students for life beyond high school. The program focuses on academics as well as living and vocational experiences.
A.I.I.M. (Formerly Secondary SUCCESS) Location:HJH, HHS, SHS, OHH, Mojave
Applied Intensive Intervention Model. The AIIM program provides a self-contained, specialized educational and behavioral program focusing on individualized academic and behavior expectations for each student.
Foundations Pre-School Location: Lime Street
Foundations is a pre-school language program serving children, ages 3-4 with severe cognitive disabilities. Mesa Autism Location: Mesa Grande
The Mesa Autism Program serves students with Autism who require a highly structured and intensive instructional model in grades K-6.Elementary SUCCESS Location: Lime Street, Hollyvale
A self-contained, specialized educational and behavioral program focusing on individualized academic and behavior expectations for each student in grades K-6.
A self-contained special day class.
Chromebooks for Special Education
CHROMEBOOKS- A portable Least Restrictive Environment
Chromebooks are the most common assistive technology (AT) that Hesperia USD students with special needs will use to access curriculum and information. Google Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store provide many supports to students with learning challenges. The following links provide an overview of extension and apps available to support students with special needs.
About these apps/extensions and the Chrome Web Store: Apps/Extensions are always evolving. This is only a suggestion of the assistive technologies available through Google Chrome. Continue to visit the web store, read reviews, and investigate new apps/extensions to assist individual student needs.
Apps and Extensions should be enabled based on individual need. Not all students require the support of assistive technology.
Voice Recognition– Dictate using Google Chrome. Type with your voice. Dictation turns your Google Chrome into a speech recognition app. Students can use Chrome as a voice recognition app and type long documents and essays without touching the keyboard.
SpeakIt!– Highlight text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so that students can access grade-level text even if they are reading at a lower level.
Calculators– Visit this Google Web Store page to view a variety of calculators from basic to graphing.
Dictionary– Dictionary and Thesaurus Apps and Extensions.
Typing Club– The highest rated free typing practice app in the web store.
Khan Academy– Watch, practice, learn almost anything.
Search the Web Store for apps to support visually impaired (magnifiers color-contrast)
Additional Resources and Links
30 Ways to Use Chromebooks in your classroom– Scroll through this Pages presentation on 30 different ways Chromebooks can be used in your classroom.
Google Pages- Students and teachers can work on the same document at the same time. Peer collaboration and teacher input all within Google Pages