Intermediate Programs

  • Resource Specialist Program (RSP) provides services designed to accommodate students with special needs who are capable of meeting the state and district approved standards for graduation with a diploma.

  • Functional Life Skills Program, Special Day Class (SDC) is a non diploma program and is designed for intermediate students with disabilities whose educational needs cannot be met through the Clovis Unified School District’s general education curriculum framework.  The Alternative Curriculum includes goals and objectives in the areas of:  Daily Living, Personal/Social Skills, Functional Academics and Prevocational Skills. The curriculum emphasizes awareness, knowledge and acquisition of the various components preparing students for adult living in the least restrictive environment.

  • Therapeutic Intervention Program (TIP) is a therapeutic program designed for students in the 7th and/or 8th grades whose educational services cannot be provided exclusively within the general education classroom.  These students require a high level of structure and supervision in an intensive therapeutic milieu due to social, emotional or behavioral needs.  These services are not available on the comprehensive school site.

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program is a district wide program designed for small group individualized instruction with language emphasis.  Students who are deaf or hard of hearing participate in this program as their disabilities interfere with learning.  Specialized instructional strategies, materials, equipment and/or assistive technology are utilized for academic instruction in the student’s preferred communication mode and academic level in core academic areas.  Students receive support in their preferred communication mode in other academic and elective classes as designated by their IEP.

  • Intermediate Autism Program, Special Day Class (SDC) is designed for students who present with autistic-like behaviors and require intensive intervention. The goals of the program are to increase (based on State Standards) communication, generalized social skills, behavior,  and independent “work” typical of intermediate aged students.  Students are included in general education activities as designated on each IEP.  The Intensive Autism Program is a non-diploma program designed for students with disabilities whose educational needs cannot be met through the Clovis Unified School District’s general education curriculum framework.

  • Special Day Class (SDC) Severely Disabled Program  A variety of teaching strategies are utilized to develop functional communication and adaptive skills.  Each student progresses at his/her own rate and the curriculum targets skills necessary for increasing individual independence.  All CUSD SD programs utilize an interdisciplinary approach where teachers are able to consult with various service providers to assist in the individualization of students’ programming.  Students enrolled in the district’s SD classes have goals that focus on areas such as functional academics, vocational/recreational and leisure skills, community awareness, domestic and adaptive skills, social skills and communication skills.  Students earn a “Letter of Recommendation? upon completion of high school.


  • Garfield Special Education Center is an educational facility that serves medically fragile students with severe disabilities, ranging from 3 to 22 years of age who reside in Clovis Unified. Due to the severe health risks and needs of the students, LVNs and RNs are an integral part of the program in addition to special education teachers and other special education staff. Support services such as Occupational, Physical, Vision, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and Speech Therapy are components of the Garfield Center. Opportunities for interacting with typical peers is a vital component of the program.  Students at Garfield Center earn a “Letter of Recommendation” upon aging out at 22 years of age.


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