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2018 Ceremony Honors Severely Handicapped Students

Young Adults Receive Certificates of Completion from SCOE Program

Graduate walking with assistive device

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) celebrated the success of fourteen students in a ceremony held at its conference center today. Proud family members, along with jubilant teachers and staff, enjoyed a poignant ceremony for those receiving certificates of completion through SCOE’s program for high school students and young adults with severe disabilities. The students will now transition to other education or job training programs.

These students represent SCOE young adult programs throughout Sacramento County, including a class at California State University, Sacramento. Many students have participated in SCOE special education programs throughout their educational years, starting in SCOE’s Infant Development Program and continuing through young adulthood.

As part of the SCOE Special Education Department, the SH (severely handicapped) and ED (emotionally disturbed) programs provide services to students ranging from ages 3–22. SCOE supports many students, including those with visual impairments, mobility needs, or speech and language impairments. SCOE’s Infant Development Program provides individualized, home-based instruction and family support for infants and toddlers with special needs. Programs are housed at more than 35 school sites from districts throughout the county. Special education services are also provided at schools in facilities operated by Sacramento County Probation.

Students Being Recognized

CSUS Young Adult Class (Shawn O'Briant, Teacher)

  • Stevie Abrahams
  • Freddy Torres
  • Tyler Weaver
  • Curtis Webb

Galt High School (Cathy Goodrich, Teacher)

  • Natalie Carpitcher
  • Mariah Mendoza
  • Adilene Orejel

Galt High School (Jessi Collinsworth, Teacher)

  • Genesis Giovannie

George Washington Carver Young Adult Class (Guy Holman, Teacher)

  • Pedro Flores

Jessie Baker Young Adult Class (Chad Hinton, Teacher)

  • Shuk Yu

Monterey Trail High School (Michele Glorioso, Teacher)

  • José Chavarria
  • José Ochoa

Natomas High School (Bernadette Kerwin, Teacher)

  • Brian Estrada
  • Rhea Jai Hendricks
Graduates posing
Graduates posing with Board trustees

Sacramento County Board of Education Trustees Alfred Brown and Bina Lefkovitz helped present certificates of completion.

Student holding certificate