Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District proudly provides a continuum of academic instruction and related services for all elementary, intermediate, and high school students in accordance with their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). In addition to the various supports provided on our comprehensive campuses we also have the following programs:

Pre-School Special Education Program (Sunrise): 
Early intervention provided through structured educational opportunities is available for preschoolers identified with special needs. Sunrise is focused on reducing learning problems and promoting a successful educational future for the youngest students of our school district.

Transition Programs (Life Skills and Transition to Independence):
Students earning a certificate of completion are eligible to receive additional support from age 18 –22.  This support includes instruction specifically designed to assist students with social, independent living, and job readiness/retention skills as well as a focus on recreation/ leisure and vocational exploration.

Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS):
ERICS is a related service provided for our special education students who display significant social, emotional, and/or behavior needs that impedes their ability to successfully access the accommodations, services, and placement through their IEP.  Our District works with therapists, counselors, and psychologists to provide the therapeutic supports for our students.

Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services must be assessed and determined by the IEP team.  If you have questions as to whether your child would benefit from these services, please contact your child's case-carrier.