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Centinela Valley Union High School District (CVUHSD) is committed to serve all our students with special needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) based on their unique needs. Our mission is to ensure that every child, every day, receives a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that will prepare them for college, career and life.


CVUHSD is committed to identify and evaluate any child, of high school age, who is not showing adequate progress within the learning environment. Our schools have implemented multiple tiers of interventions to assist our children in our schools. Among other supports, we have in place the Student Success Teams (SST) at each school site, which work in collaboration with parents, to address academic and social/emotional needs that may be affecting their child’s school progress. 


If the child does not respond positively to the accommodations and/or interventions implemented through the SST process, over certain period of time, he/she might be referred to be evaluated to determine whether he/she qualifies to receive special education services. 


This request should be in writing and submitted to:

The Office of Special Education

Centinela Valley Union High School District

14901 S. Inglewood Ave.

Lawndale, CA. 90260