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Orange Grove School

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December 15, 2010

PLEASE HELP. This unique program is going to die. Disabled adults are not disposable.  See more


Andrew Sutherland


San Juan Unified School board in Sacramento CA is going to close this unique program for mentally and physically challenged adults. It sucks.

Orange Grove provides an exciting and diverse curriculum for 210 adults with developmental disabilities. They are located on an attractive campus close to bus routes. The campus includes a large athletic field and a beautiful 4 acre Nature Area. These amenities are frequently used by the students and greatly enhance the program that they offer.
There are over 36 different classes to choose from, and students may take up to six classes a day. Each school day the students rotate from classroom to classroom just like “regular” schools. However, the school also offers self contained classrooms for those who require a greater staff/student ratio. Many Orange Grove students also appreciate the flexibility of working part-time. They take pride in customizing schedules to meet the students’ needs and interests.
They have 12 professional certificated and dedicated teachers who instruct the students each day. The full time nurse is available to meet the medical and physical needs of the students. In addition they have excellent administration and support staffs on campus. Everyone works together to make the school philosophy a reality.

The philosophy at Orange Grove Adult School is

Believe: That all developmentally disabled adults shall be entitled to a meaningful program designed to promote their academic, recreational, physical cultural and social skills through a quality education with the goal of independence.
That Adult Education provides a unique opportunity for students to become lifelong learners, contributing community members, effective problem solvers, effective communicators and successful workers in and out of the classrooms. The program provides a positive learning environment based on individual student’s needs. It is varied, flexible and specifically designed to meet those needs.



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