The Ventura County Office of Education operates two special education classrooms for students with moderate to severe disabilities in grades six through eight at Balboa Middle School. Each classroom benefits from smaller class sizes, increase in staff to student ratio and structured educational expectations. Instruction is designed to meet individual needs of each student throughout the school day. Students focus on a functional skills curriculum and developing independence in preparation for high school, vocational opportunities, and community access. Teachers use evidenced-based instructional strategies and technology to teach functional skills aligned to the California State Standards. Students at Balboa Middle School have opportunities to participate in campus activities with general education peers from comprehensive campus throughout the school year. As a learning community, we believe that collaboration between parents, students, teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, administration, students and families leads to positive student outcomes.
Balboa Middle School
VCOE Special Education