Extended School Year Overview
Extended School Year (ESY) services shall be provided for each student who has exceptional needs and requires special education and related services in excess of the general academic year. Such students shall have handicaps, which are likely to continue indefinitely or for a prolonged period, and interruption of his/her educational programming may cause regression, when coupled with limited capacity to regain skills lost, which renders it impossible or unlikely that he/she will attain the level of self-sufficiency and independence that would otherwise be expected in view of the handicapping condition (CCR Title 5 Article 4 Section 3043).
ESY eligibility is reviewed yearly. If you have any questions about ESY, including if your child is eligible, please contact your student's case manager. If your child is eligible, you will need to fill out an enrollment form each April in order to attend, which you can access through your case manager.
ESY vs. General Education Summer School:
“Extended School Year” and “General Education Summer School” are not synonymous terms. Extended School Year is a continuation of necessary special education programs and services outlined in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and is designed to maintain student progress. It is not an additional or substantially new program. While the accommodations and modifications outlined in an IEP may be implemented in a general education class during the summer, General Education Summer school is not a special education program or service and is not included on an IEP. It is unlikely that we will have General Education Summer school at this point that is not specifically for intervention.
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