Inside a room packed with proud families and jubilant teachers, the Sacramento County Office of Education held a touching ceremony Tuesday for three exceptional graduates who received certificates of completion through the program for high school students and young adults with severe disabilities.
The students are making the transition to other educational or job-training programs in their local communities.
The ceremony was held at the County Office's David P. Meaney Education Center in Sacramento.
Galt High School's Kevin Lubich was among the graduates. His teacher was Cathy Goodrich.
The other two students represent SCOE programs in the Sacramento City Unified School District and through California State University, Sacramento. They all have received special education and other services from SCOE since they were young children, according to the office of education.
The SCOE Special Education Department provides special education services to students with severe disabilities and students with emotional disturbances, from ages 3 to 22 years, throughout Sacramento County. SCOE Special Education programs are located on more than 35 sites in eight school districts within the county.
The Special Education Department provides special day classes for students with severe challenges or emotional disturbances. Other students served include district students with visual impairments, mobility needs, or speech and language disorders. For more information, call 916-228-2380.