Special Programs and Support Services
Gifted and Talented Education Program
The GATE Program is available to identified students grades 4-6 with exceptional learning abilities. The program consists of small clusters of identified students within the general education classrooms with a teacher who has been trained in meeting the needs of the gifted student. Appropriately differentiated instruction including depth, complexity, acceleration, and novelty is taught within the core curriculum. You may obtain further information by calling the district office at 949-936-5000, or by visiting the Gifted and Talented Education page of the IUSD website at www.iusd.org/parent_resources/gate/
Title 1 Program
Title 1 funds support many programs including Early Intervention Reading Model for small group reading interventions in K-2 classrooms, small group instruction for grades 3-6, and small group math instruction.
Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) Classes
IUSD provides students with a minimal or total support system (academic, behavioral, personal, vocational, transition) through which he/she can acquire knowledge and those skills necessary to function in the regular classroom and ultimately in society.
The school psychologist provides assistance for behavioral, social/emotional, and cognitive needs of students. Diagnosis of student needs, guidance for students and parents, testing, and consultation are available.
Resource Specialist Program
This program is designed to assist children who demonstrate significant deficits in academic skills. A student can qualify for this program by demonstrating a specific learning disability or a significant discrepancy between ability and academic achievement. After a student is identified as qualifying for this program, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is designed to assist the student to make reasonable academic gains utilizing his/her strengths and remediation of weaknesses. This program is designed and implemented by the resource specialist in classrooms and in a one-on-one or small-group learning situation.
Speech and Language Pathologist
This program is designed to diagnose and provide therapy for students who demonstrate difficulty in speech, language development, and language-based skills. Students who qualify for this program have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) designed for them and receive individual or small group assistance as appropriate.
English as a Second Language
Our staff recommends that children learning English as a second language enroll in the IUSD Newcomer Program. Students are much more successful in English acquisition through this specialized district program. After students reach an intermediate level, they will return to their neighborhood school. Students who have been identified as English Learners receive additional support to assist them in reading, writing, listening, and speaking standards.
The Rainbow Rising Child Care Program at Meadow Park provides affordable, quality childcare and day camps in a warm, encouraging environment. The program operates daily, Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further information, please call 949-651-0678.
Other Services and Special Programs
Art Specialist: 4-6
Instrumental/Choral Music: 4-6
Library/Media Center: K-6
Health Education: K-6
Science Specialist: 4-6
Student Success Team: a problem-solving team approach for students, parents, and staff
DARE Program: a special drug awareness program for 6th grade, sponsored by the Irvine Police Department
ACE after school classes