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Mainstream Program

Jonathan Waite - Teacher
Claire Becker - Teacher

Students and Teachers in front of the U.S. Capital.
Teachers and students in front of the U.S. Capital, April 2002.

Mainstream Program - Students attend John F. Kennedy High School through the Fremont Unified School District for their academic classes.

  • CSB is a viable placement option for academically capable students.
  • Students at CSB are here because their educational needs were not being met in their home school district.
  • Many students who enter the CSB Mainstream program are returned to their home district for graduation from high school or for further instruction.
  • The Mainstream Program will attempt to provide the support needed to demonstrate the level of services the student requires to be successful.
  • The California School for the Blind has made a commitment to keep technologically current in the education of visually impaired students.
  • Success of the mainstream student is dependent in large part on the student's social skills and is therefore an important part of the program.
  • The Mainstream Program is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for the visually impaired student to interact with sighted peers.
  • The Mainstream Program is committed to teaching students to be self-reliant and confident in their own abilities.
  • The teacher provides guidance and support in the classroom, however the student will eventually become responsible for his or her own educational program.
  • The Mainstream Program is committed to providing the mainstream student with the skills necessary to be successful in high school, in college, and in life.


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