FAQ – Special Education and Inclusion


What special education services and programs does Lakeshore offer?
Lakeshore has a strong and inclusive special education program that offers a wide variety of services to address and meet the needs of all students including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Resource Program
  • Inclusion Program (Lakeshore was a pilot school for the full inclusion model)
  • Two (K-2 and 3-5) Special Day Classes (SDC) that serve students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The classes are Mild/Moderate Speech and Language (SLI) classes. These students are also included in general education classes and school wide activities as is appropriate. Our excellent teachers and staff provide many opportunities for all children to be successful, both in and out of the classroom.

What is Lakeshore’s Inclusion program like?
Inclusion is offered in all K-5 classes at Lakeshore. Students who receive Inclusion services are enrolled in general education classrooms. Students are provided with the appropriate accommodations and modifications to the core curriculum as outlined in their IEP by the Inclusion Teacher and general education teacher.

What is an IEP?
Children with special needs may have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) describing their special education services. IEPs are developed by a team that includes the parent/guardian, teacher, administrator, and other service providers, as applicable. Services will be provided as outlined in the IEP and any changes in services must be added to the IEP. Parents, teachers, or appropriate staff may submit a written request to SFUSD for an IEP evaluation.

Is Lakeshore wheelchair accessible?
Lakeshore has gone through extensive renovations to make the entire campus ADA compliant including all classrooms, offices, the library, and our beautiful gardens.