Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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There are no schools available on the installation there are many located in the local area and cities of Moreno Valley and Riverside which border the installation.
Although there are no schools available on the installation there are many located in the local area and cities of Moreno Valley and Riverside which border the installation.
Riverside Area Home Learners (RAHL) is a group of families that support alternative learning which offers home schooling support. There are also a Riverside County Directory of Homeschool Support Groups as well. Please contact the Military & Family Readiness Office (M&FRO) for more information at 951-655-5322.
Moreno Valley has two public school districts:
Special Education Programs
When the District does not have an appropriate program to meet the student's needs as identified on their IEP, MVUSD/SELPA contracts with nonpublic school or agency in the western Riverside County area to implement the student's IEP.
Designated Instructional Services and related services are designated to provide support to special education students in order for students to benefit from their educational placement. The determination for need of services is based on an assessment by the specialist(s) and recommendation of the IEP team. The following are DIS services:Speech, Language and Hearing Services are provided to students on a pullout basis or an in-class model. The services may include assistance with fluency/voice disorders, speech, or language development.
Counseling Services are available to special education students from onsite counselors at all grade levels and through County Mental Health. The IEP team makes referrals for county mental health services. Adapted Physical Education services are provided to special education students who are unable to participate in regular physical education, a modified physical education program, or a specially designed physical education program. These services are included in an IEP and are designed to meet the physical education needs of the individual student either through direct service or a collaboration or consultation model.
Specialized Transportation is available for those students whose physical or cognitive disabilities are such that they cannot walk to school or use the base home-to-school transportation system.
Health Services are provided to any special education student for whom additional health care support is indicated. Services may range from providing necessary physician prescribed medications to specific health care needs such as catheterization, tracheostomy suctioning, etc.
Vocational Education/Transition - A required component of special education is transition services. Transition services including those of vocational education specialists are to be provided to every student with an active IEP from the age of 14 onward. The District support personnel, program specialists, and administrators ensure that a transition plan is established for each special education student age 14 and above to ensure smooth transition from the public school setting to post high school placement, education, services, and/or employment.
Program Specialists Services - The services of the program specialists support students and programs in a number of areas including case management, attending specific IEP meetings, referrals to outside agencies, consultation with instructional staff and administration, staff development and training, and curriculum and instructional materials development. Each program specialist has specific areas of expertise and school site responsibility.
Project Work Ability
Project Work Ability is a program designed to place secondary level special education students into real work situations. The funding from this grant provides money for student wages and services of a job developer/job coach. Psychological Services are provided in the form of assessments and interpretation to determine eligibility for services and program planning for special education students. These services include consultation with teachers, staff, administrators, and parents regarding students and programs; support services for programs and students as well as staff development activities for staff; and assistance to school personnel and parents. Students are screened for identification for the Gifted and Talented Education programs through intellectual scores, achievement test scores, visual and performing arts auditions, teacher recommendation, parent recommendation and student recommendation at the high school level.
Intellectual testing is done through the district by a district Psychologist throughout the year. California Standards Test results are reviewed during the summer to identify eligible students academically. VAPA auditions for potential talented students are held once a year. Services offered for identified GATE elementary (grades 3-5) are self-contained and cluster classes and after school programs. The middle school students in grades 6-8 are taught by a GATE interdisciplinary team at each grade level. All comprehensive high schools have Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes and provide additional activities and advising GATE students. Talented students participate in the Visual and Performing Arts program. Classes are held after school for identified GATE/VAPA students in grades 3-12 in art, music (instrumental and vocal), dance and drama.
Breakfast ($1.00 for elementary, $1.25 middle) is served prior to the start of school. Milk, fruit and cold cereal is offered every day. An alternative entrée such as a sausage patty on a bun, breakfast breads or yogurt is also offered. Lunch ($2.00 for elementary and middle, $2.25 for high school) is served daily with a choice of entrée at each school site. Chef salad, a variety of meat sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, yogurt, and two other hot entrees are typically offered. Sides include fruits, vegetables and milk choices. Eligible students receive subsidized meals if the household income complies with guidelines set by the USDA for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
The District does not provide free transportation; however, the District does provide Parent Pay Busing for those students that qualify for busing. Transportation cost currently range from a high of $205 annually for the first child to reduced rate of $78 annually. Free and reduced transportation eligibility is based on district verified financial needs.
The Alvord District serves approximately 20,000 students in La Sierra and other neighborhoods on the city's western edge. Most of this territory was annexed by the City of Riverside in 1964. Alvord employs more than 1475 people (850 certificated). The district has 21 schools - 14 year round elementary (K-5), 4 traditional middle schools (grades 6-8), 2 comprehensive high schools (grades 9-12), and one alternative/continuation high school with an adult education program. Bus service is provided for all grade levels.
Breakfast and lunch is provided daily at all sites (except Alvord High School - breakfast only). Breakfast is generally available in the thirty minutes prior to the start of school. At the Middle and High schools, a-la-carte items are also provided at the snack bar windows and carts located on campus. Students may apply for free or reduced price meals. Information regarding qualifications and availability are available at each school. Paid student meals are $1.25 for breakfast; $1.50 for elementary lunch; $1.75 for middle and high school lunch.
Special Education in the Alvord District provides coordination, leadership, and administration for schools which are serving Special Education students. The department works with Federal, State, and County agencies to implement programs and obtain services. The department provides district-wide psychological services and speech and language services to assess and identify students with exceptional needs. Other services include educational planning, individualized and group counseling, and parent and teacher consultation.Additionally, Riverside is home to the California School for the Deaf and Sherman Indian High School. The area also has a variety of private schools, both secular and church-operated.
Riverside School Districts
Students living in the City of Riverside are served by two K-12 public school districts, the Riverside Unified School District, and the Alvord Unified School District. Special programs offered at various high schools include numerous advanced placement classes, science magnet program, performing arts magnet, international business, International Baccalaureate, Regional Occupational Programs, internships, foreign exchange programs, and a full range of athletic and scholastic opportunities.Riverside Unified School District operates 45 schools -- 29 elementary, 1 special education pre-school, 6 middle schools (grades 7-8), 5 comprehensive high schools (grades 9-12), 2 continuation high schools, and 2 alternative schools.
The Riverside Unified School District employs 3,373 persons of whom 2,119 are certificated (as of October 2002). Forty-two percent of the teaching staff hold master's degrees and several hold doctorates. RUSD serves approximately 42,000 students. Riverside Unified students generally match or exceed national and statewide performance on achievement tests. Over 75 percent of Riverside Unified's High School graduates enroll in post-secondary training after high school graduation. The Board of Education requires all students to complete 215 high school credits in order to graduate. Additionally, the Class of 2006 and beyond must also pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to earn a diploma. All comprehensive secondary schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
There is no state or federal requirement for busing students to and from school except for certain students in the Special Education Program. Transportation to and from school by school bus is a service and a privilege provided to students who live a specific distance from school. Distance is defined as the shortest walking distance computed by measuring the mileage from the student's residence to the nearest entrance to the school site as determined by the school district. The District policy provides that students residing beyond certain prescribed distances from their school of residence shall be eligible for home to school / school to home bus transportation service. These distances are: K-3 grade - beyond 1 ¼ miles; grades 4-6 - beyond 2 ¼ miles; grades 7-12 - beyond 3 miles.
Students on inter-district and intra-district transfers are not eligible for district provided bus transportation, but may apply for special consideration.The District does not provide free transportation for middle and high school students, grades 7-12. However, the District does provide Parent Pay Busing for those students that qualify for busing. Information on Parent Pay Busing, including prices, will be provided before the opening of school. Provisions are made for free transportation for families based on district verified financial needs.
Riverside Unified School District makes programs available to meet the needs of all disabled children. In determining the appropriate program placement for each individual, the Riverside staff is committed to the belief that disabled students should be educated to the maximum extent appropriate with their non-disabled peers
Regular Class Modification - The regular class teacher may modify the educational program to meet the student's needs. These modifications are usually the result of consultations with the parents, school psychologist, a special education teacher, and/or other members of the Individualized Education Program Team.
Regular Class with Related Services
Language/Speech/Hearing Therapy - The language and speech handicapped student has a communication problem involving his/her speaking, hearing, or overall language skills. The district makes available individual or small group therapy for articulation and language development.
Adapted Physical Education - Adapted Physical Education is an instructional program designed for individuals with exceptional needs. Students may be eligible for this specialized instruction as determined by various assessment instruments. Services are provided by a credentialed Adapted Physical Education Specialist.
Itinerant Teacher for the Hearing and Visually Impaired - Some hearing impaired and visually impaired students attend regular classes with an itinerant teacher providing support services according to the child's needs as determined in the IEP.
Resource Specialist Program - Resource Specialists provide instruction and services for those students whose needs have been identified in an IEP and who are assigned to the regular classroom for a majority of the school day. The Resource Specialist Program may serve students representing a variety of handicapping conditions whose educational needs can be appropriately addressed within this part-time setting.
Special Class - Special classes are situated on regular campuses and are designed to meet the specific educational needs of students with learning, language, emotional, or physical problems. A students placed in one of these self-contained settings may be mainstreamed for one or more regular classes as appropriate. Students who demonstrate the ability to participate for more than half of the school day in regular classes would then be eligible to transfer to the less restrictive Resource Specialist Program
Riverside Unified School District-Nutrition Services provides breakfast and lunch in elementary schools. Breakfast is $1.00, lunch $2.25. All meals include milk. In preschool/special programs menu modification is made for age appropriateness and site logistics.