To support individual learning styles through a variety of experiences building on strengths and using differentiated activities to enrich student learning.
TEACHING LEARNING CREATING, PLUS
Teaching: To offer a safe and stimulating education setting for students with individualized education needs, where a standards-based curriculum is offered through a fully qualified and supportive team of educators.
Learning: To support individual learning styles through a variety of experiences building on strengths and using differentiated activities to enrich student learning.
Creating: To promote student creativity by providing opportunities to participate in hands-on electives, field trips, and community outreach programs.
Plus: To provide an environment which supports collaborative learning, positive relationships, social/emotional growth, and active leadership.
How TLC+ came to be:
TLC+ came to fruition through the energy and creativity of a group of educators committed to providing a dynamic educational experience for students in need of a non-public school (NPS) placement. All educators involved with the creation of TLC+ have had first-hand, extensive experience with students in a NPS setting and had come to the realization that their own passion lies with working with this very special group of students.
Students with a handicapping condition of Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, or High Functioning Autism. Referral must be made through the student school district. TLC+ serves all districts in the Ventura County SELPA.
The avenue for placement will be through school district referral. School district special education representatives will contact TLC+ administration to set up an IEP where the student needs will be discussed. The IEP team will determine if TLC+ is the least restrictive, most appropriate placement to meet the educational needs of the student. Discussions with staff, prior to the students first day at TLC+, will ensure the staff is familiar with the circumstances surrounding placement and understands the student needs.
1. Be respectful toward peers and staff at all times.
2. Treat peer, staff, and school property respectfully.
3. Verbally communicate your feelings and needs appropriately.
4. Use appropriate language.
5. Follow staff directions.
6. Stay in the designated area – fieldtrips included.
School rules establish a standard of conduct that promotes a safe, orderly, and positive school environment. This information is communicated to students and parents/guardians annually and to new enrollees upon admission.
All students at TLC+ have a behavioral plan as part of their IEP. Interventions as specified in the behavior plan will be adhered to prior to considering any student for suspension.
(E. C.35291, 35291.a5, 35291.)
Students must obey all school and classroom rules while at school, during school activities, and on their way to and from school and school activities. Every teacher shall hold students to a strict account for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playground, or during breaks. The administrator or designee may suspend a student from class, for any of the acts listed in Section 48900, for the day of suspension and the day following. A teacher, vice principal, principal, or any other certificated employee of a school district, shall not be subject to criminal prosecution or criminal penalties for the exercise, during the performance of his or her duties, of the same degree of physical control over a pupil that a parent would be legally permitted to use. (E. C. 4a480, 4a8900, and 48910)
Parents or guardians of students may participate and give advice in the formation of school rules and procedures and receive a written copy. They may appeal the discipline of a teacher by contacting the director. They may request or be required to attend conferences regarding the discipline of their children. Parents or guardians may be required to attend a portion of a school day in his or her child’s classroom if the student has been suspended by a teacher pursuant to Section 4891 for reasons specified in subdivision (j) obscene act or profanity) or (k) disrupted school activities or willful disobedience) of Section 48900. Parents or guardians may be liable for willful conduct of their children that results in injury or death to another pupil or to school district personnel, and may assume liability (up to $10,000) for damage to school property caused by their child’s willful misconduct. (E. C. 35291, 35291.5, 48900, 48900.1, 48904, 48910, and 5144)