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Special Education


All students participate in collaborative learning environments that promote equity and prepare students to attain their post-secondary goals. 

What is Special Education?

Special education encompasses a set of services, provided at no cost to the parent, designed to meet the unique needs of each student.  

Special education is provided through a collaborative effort and students receive services both within the general education environment and in separate settings. 

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

The Oceanside Unified School District is part of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE).  NCCSE is a Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) serving 14 member school districts in the North County. 

NCCSE provides training to school district personnel and to parents.  

To learn more about the services provided by NCCSE visit their website.


Upcoming Events:

Extended School Year (ESY) services are provided to students in special education who have unique needs and require special education and related services in excess of the regular academic year.  ESY is intended to serve students who would require an excessive amount of time to re-learn the information that they had prior to an extended vacation period time or to continue to make progress on a newly learned critical life skill. It is not intended to be a time for new material to be taught or for new learning to occur. ESY is an IEP team decision based on data collected throughout the school year.  If your child has been offered ESY, please register for ESY using the link below:

The special education department will be contacting families regarding transportation in the near future.

Extended School Year (ESY) Schedule

The first day of ESY is Friday, June 28, 2019.

The last day of ESY is Friday, July 26, 2019.

*ESY will not be offered on July 4, 2019 or July 5, 2019

  School Site Time Days
Pre-School Nichols Elementary 9:30am -12:30pm M/W or T/TH
Tk - 5th grade Nichols Elementary 8:30am - 12:30pm M - F
6th - 12th grade Chavez Middle 7:30am - 11:30am M - F
ATP Chavez Middle 7:30am - 11:30am M - F





Jim Wood
Jim Wood

Tel: (760) 966-7878
Fax: (760) 757-1424


Monika Conniff
Monika Conniff

Administrative Secretary II
Tel: (760) 966-7878
Fax: (760) 757-1424