The Ventura County Office of Education operates the Dorothy Boswell School located in the city of Ventura. The site serves students, ages 18-22, with moderate to severe disabilities from Ventura Unified School District and Santa Paula Unified School District. The school provides services for students who can benefit from education and training that will ensure their greatest quality of life after they complete their public education. Our teachers and specialists use research-based school practices and curriculum to meet the instructional needs of our students. The post-secondary program at Dorothy Boswell School specifically addresses the following curricular skills: functional academics, communication, emotional/behavioral functioning, motor skills, career and vocation, community access, independent living, and recreation/leisure. Boswell School places a special emphasis on job training, independent living, and community-based instruction. This includes utilizing public transportation, accessing local community colleges, and vocational training at community job sites. As an adult learning community, we believe that collaboration between teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, administration, students and families leads to positive student outcomes.
Ventura Unified School District
Santa Paula Unified School District
VCOE Special Education