Special Education

Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.

The Preamble to IDEA 2004

Our Mission


At San Miguel Joint Union School District it is our mission to:


Provide high quality classroom instruction and curriculum that promote college and career readiness, with academic interventions in place to eliminate barriers to student success.


Ensure that all students have access to classes and programs which are varied and engaging in order to prepare them for further education, employment, and a secure life.


Ensure a safe, welcoming, engaging, and inclusive climate for all students and their families that promotes academic excellence and appropriate, respectful behavior by providing social-emotional support and parent education.


As a special education team at SMJUSD, we believe in excellence in education and in the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. In keeping with the district’s mission to provide high quality classroom instruction, ensure all students have access to classes and programs which are varied and engaging, and ensure a safe, welcoming, engaging, and inclusive climate for all students and families, our team strives to address and accommodate the needs of students as they engage in the learning process.