The Placer County Office of Education ESTEEM (Encouraging Socialization Through Energizing and Empathy for Mutual Success) program is designed for special education students whose emotional/behavioral problems have adversely affected their academic development and require an intensive and comprehensive placement. Along with individual Behavioral Support Plans, the program is based on school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and Social Skills Groups along with the Nurtured Heart Philosophy. Students must be referred by their district of residence. For additional assistance, contact the Placer County SELPA at 530.886.5873.
The ESTEEM Program consists of social/emotional support integrated throughout the school day and school setting. Intensive academic and behavioral support will be provided through specialized academic instruction and case management (service coordination, plan development and progress toward goals) provided by school staff. Social skills groups will be provided and crisis management will be offered when needed throughout the school day. Home/school communication and parent support are essential components of the program. Individual therapy and behavior services will be provided per IEP. A social worker and a behavior specialist will be on site and available to work with staff and students.
Academic achievement is a vital part of the program. The academic program follows the state standards and frameworks and utilizes current state-and-board adopted textbooks. Instruction is individualized to meet IEP goals and objectives. Transition back to district is an integral part of our program and is addressed on an individual basis.