Mundo Verde values diversity of all kinds in our community. Our strong belief is that all students, including those with disabilities, can achieve at high levels. We also believe that all students benefit from the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom.
Research demonstrates that students with disabilities perform better with greater access to the general education curriculum and non-disabled peers, when possible. We believe that all children can achieve with the support of parents, teachers and students working together. We are advocates for the students and most importantly work in partnership.
Our special education program is designed to provide access to our students with disabilities through Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans for specific accommodations and modification, as required by law. The goal of the special education program is to provide students with the necessary supports to make progress towards learning goals. The school works to identify and serve student needs through a rigorous and timely referral, evaluation, and eligibility process. If a child is believed to be in need of special education services at ages 3+, parents can refer the child to the Mundo Verde’s Director of Special Education or Special Education Coordinator.
If a child is believed to be in need of special education services at ages 3+, parents can refer the child to Mundo Verde's Inclusion Manager, Darryl Buxton.
If you have questions or concerns regarding barriers to learning that your child may be experiencing, please contact Norma Villanueva, Director of Student Support Services.
Please note that currently the process for evaluating students for special education is a period of 120 days, that is expected to change on July 1, 2017. The process from initial referral to special education to an eligibility determination will be 90 days.
extended day program
Mundo Verde offers a robust Extended Day Program focused on enrichment. The program includes morning and afternoon school services that incorporate the Responsive Classroom curriculum and are aligned with the school’s mission on sustainability and biliteracy. The morning and afternoon enrichments are implemented with the school staff and select community partners to allow integration with and contribution to the overall school culture with 95% of the enrichments offered in Spanish.