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Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:56am

 

TESTING RESOURCE CENTER (TRC)

 The TRC is now fully functional to support students with an IEP or 504 Accommodations Plan.
Accommodations indicated on a student's IEP or 504 Accommodations Plan, such as extended time for testing or small group setting, can be carried out in the TRC.
The TRC staff remain updated about regular education course offerings and requirements in order to provide appropriate assistance to Special Needs students in the mainstream.

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:23am

SPECIAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

SUPPORT CLASSES I SKILLS BASED CLASSES I SPECIALIZED CLASSES I CO-TEACHING

 

  • Study skills
    Class designed to help students with identified learning or other disabilities to achieve at levels closer to their potential. Students will receive assistance and instruction in different areas of learning strategies to help them achieve the goals agreed to in their IEP, which correlate with identified areas of student need.
    Study Skills

  • Academic Support

    Academic Support is a tier of Study Skills (Resource) at Gunn High School. In Academic Support, there are smaller student to teacher/aide ratios to offer individualized support for each student. Additionally, resources and information are made available to each student to reinforce what they are learning in each of their academic classes.
    Academic Support

  • Resource Lab

    Resource Lab is a course designed for students with individualized needs for support for academic progress. It is meant to support students with their progress in the curriculum and content of their academic courses at Gunn.
    Resource lab

SKILLS BASED CLASSES

  • Academic Enhancement

    Academic Enhancement is using Read 180/System 44, a research-based reading intervention program that aligns with California State Standards designed to accelerate the reading levels and test scores of struggling readers by directly addressing individual student needs.  These programs use customized and adaptive instructional software, differentiated instruction, high-interest fiction and nonfiction books, and systematic direct instruction in reading skills, vocabulary, writing, and grammar.
    Academic Enhancement

  • Writing Lab

    Skills based intervention, differentiated based upon students’ individual needs and goals as determined by IEP. Remediate foundational skills needed to be successful in the general education program. Differentiated small group work.
    Writing Lab

SPECIALIZED CLASSES

  • Academic Communication

    Academic Communication is a Special Education elective course that strives to address the learning needs of students whose primary deficit is in the area of social cognition. Students receive direct instruction in the area of effective social communication strategies. The goal of the course is to facilitate collaboration among students while exploring aspects of social thinking, flexibility and perspective taking.
    Academic Communication

  • DHH Program

    Courses are designed to provide a program of instruction in high school English, Social Studies and Resource. It is specifically tailored to provide hearing impaired students access to to course relevant instructional materials. Although the course content parallels non DHH course objectives, the presentation of curriculum by a credentialed teacher of the deaf promotes significant gains in mastering high school course curriculum.

  • Futures Program

    This program is designed for students with moderate-severe needs. Students engage in meaningful community experiences both on and off campus. Curriculum is based in social skills, functional living skills and vocational skills. Especially trained staff provides scaffolded support to foster independence.

      • Functional Academics #8279
      • Vocational Training #8284
      • Mainstream NCP Classes

  • Therapeutic Elective Component (TEC)
    Specialized mental health support built in to the school day for students with significant emotional needs. TEC will provide a safe therapeutic environment in which, students develop and utilize appropriate emotional regulation and social behaviors in order to succeed academically. The class is comprised of academic instruction and therapeutic support.
    Therapeutic Elective (TEC)

CO-TEACHING

As part of our efforts to make Gunn a truly inclusive campus, we piloted the research-driven co-teaching model in the year 2012-2013. For this academic year, we continued to build on this program and are currently co-teaching 21 classes/sections.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Shivani Pulimamidi at spulimamidi@pausd.org or 650-354-8218 or ext. 6204 with questions regarding our co-taught classes.

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 6:58am

Gunn Counseling Update - August 27th, 2013

Dear Gunn Community,
 
 
Here is this week's update from the Gunn Counseling Department. Apologies for the delay in the counseling update as Infinite Campus was down yesterday making it impossible to send out messages.
 
 
Back to School Night This Thursday at 6:30 PM
 

career tech note

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:36pm

Welcome to the Tech Corner!

The purpose of this page is to inform the Gunn community about news and projects the Gunn Tech team is working on to improve life around campus, and the global educational technology community.

Parents and Students can find Gunn's technology team in Library room LB2C.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 12:34pm

New Direction for the Gunn Academic Center

With the implementation of some new policies, the AC is better than ever and more conducive to studying, tutoring and learning. The new policies include restrictions on the use of AC computers for academic use only, as well as on consuming food and drinks in the center.

Summer Construction

Construction continues on the Gunn Campus with the new World Languages Building (in the front of the school), the new gym and the new two story classroom buidling near the rear of the school. There will be quite a few disruptions around campus all summer. Please be careful driving, walking or biking on campus.

The Special Education Department at Gunn provides support services for students with identified special needs through collaboration accommodation, remediation and modifications in order to help students become more independent life-long learners.

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 11:36am

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