Debby Kreuzer - Director of Education
Maureen Reardon - Director of Student Information Services
The Education Program at the California School for the Blind, serves
students ages 6 through 21. Students have the opportunity to develop skills
through both the core and expanded core curricula.
The Elementary and Middle School classes offer academic and/or functional
skills-based programs as determined by the IEP team based upon the needs
of the individual student. Functional skills may include functional academics,
daily living skills, social skills, communication skills and adaptive
technology skills with a combination of classroom and community-based
The academic Middle School and High School Programs include an option
of a Middle and High School Prep Program with an intensive year on the
CSB campus. Students who are in this program do not receive course credit
on a public school transcript as they are based on the CSB campus and
work on disability-specific skills, such as braille reading and writing,
abacus instruction, adaptive computer technology, orientation and mobility,
personal organization and social skills. These programs are intensive
short-term placements that focus on the expanded core curriculum and the
development of competencies in independent work production, self advocacy
skills, and increasing literacy and math skills.
CSB has developed Middle and High School Programs with an academic emphasis.
These students are working on a school program that may lead to a high
school diploma. Students who are working at grade level may attend a portion
of the school day in classes in conjunction with the Fremont Unified School
District. The rest of the school day is on the CSB campus working on disability-specific
skills such as braille instruction, speech and language, orientation and
mobility, adapted physical education and adaptive technology.
In addition to Designated Instructional Services (DIS), students receive
enrichment opportunities in music, art and recreation/leisure skill development.
Check out the latest edition of Braille Bites
Room 55-4's student created webpage (NEW - posted May 29, 2012)
Any questions, comments, or suggestions about this site are appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org