Special Education at
California Online Public Schools

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Individualized Education Programs

 California Online Public Schools enrolls students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). After enrollment, the school will hold an Interim IEP meeting to review the student’s previous IEP and determine appropriate placement in a parent-led Independent Study program. The IEP team will develop an IEP appropriate to the Independent Study environment, considering a continuum of special education services. The parent remains the primary implementer of instruction for the child, with the IEP team providing support in the Independent Study setting.

In addition, CalOPS works with students who have a 504 plan.

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JJ Kelm

Assistant Director, Student Services

High School (Grades 9-10)

Email: [email protected]   

Karley Stilson

Assistant Director, Student Services

Elementary (Grades K-5)

Email: [email protected]

Ashley Maldonado

Assistant Director, Student Services

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Email: [email protected]

Mackenzie Duran

Assistant Director, Student Services

High School (Grades 11-12)

Email: [email protected]

Phil Wenker

Interim Director of Student Services

Email: [email protected] 

Exceptional Special Education Support

California Online Public Schools is a proud partner of the El Dorado Charter SELPA, providing students with exceptional special education support.

SELPA Policies and Administrative Regulation (pdf)

Notice of Procedural Safeguards (pdf)

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