Galt High School student Jessica Freeman was recognized recently for successfully earning a certification of completion through a Sacramento County Office of Education program for high school students and young adults with severe disabilities. Her teacher was Cathy Goodrich.
Freeman was among three graduates who donned caps and gowns, and were surrounded by jubilant family members, friends and teachers at the Dec. 19 ceremony. They will now begin their transition to other educational or job-training programs in their local communities.
The graduates represent SCOE programs in the Elk Grove Unified School District, the Galt Joint Union High School District and at California State University, Sacramento. Students have received special education and other services from SCOE since they were young children.
As part of the SCOE Special Education Department, special education services are provided to students with severe disabilities and students with emotional disturbances, from ages 3 to 22 years, throughout Sacramento County. SCOE programs are located on more than 25 sites/schools located in eight school districts within the county.
The Special Education Department provides special day classes for students with severe challenges (severely handicapped) or with emotional disturbances (emotionally disturbed). Other district students served by SCOE include students with visual impairments, mobility needs, or speech and language disorders.
Special education services are also provided at local schools operated for youth through Sacramento County Probation. SCOE’s Infant Development Program provides individualized, home-based instruction and family support for infants and toddlers having special needs. For more information, call 916-228-2380.