The City of Angels Independent Study School/Virtual Academy is an online program that is available for families with medical, social-emotional, or other concerns. Through this program, students will work independently when not learning with a teacher synchronously. Students will not be taught by teachers from their own school but rather teachers assigned to the City of Angels. Elementary students will receive 3 hours of daily live virtual instruction with a teacher, while secondary students will receive three 70-minutes periods per day (with at least 40 minutes of direct student-teacher time per period).
For students with disabilities, participation in this program is subject to IEP team determination through the IEP team meeting process. The school of attendance will schedule an IEP team meeting to determine the appropriateness of the independent study/virtual academy placement for the student. You may register your interest in this program via the Parent Portal, the family hotline (213) 443-1300 or by contacting the City of Angels School directly. For further information, visit the City of Angels website at www.cityofangelsschool.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 08/19/2021
The Division of Special Education has compiled a listing of frequently asked questions. Click on the link below to access the FAQs document.
Frequently Asked Questions 08/19/21
Preguntas Frequentes (FAQs) 08/19/21
La División de Educación Especial ha compilado una lista de preguntas frecuentes. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para acceder al documento de preguntas frecuentes.
News & Announcements
School facilities are open and ready to provide the safest possible learning environment and welcome back all students. The City of Angels Independent Study School/Virtual Academy is available as an online program for families with medical, social-emotional, or other concerns. For students with disabilities, participation in the Independent Study program is subject to IEP team determination through the IEP team meeting process. Click on this link to learn more about in-person special education instruction and services. Click on the title on the message for more information.
The Division of Special Education has compiled a listing of frequently asked questions. Click on this announcement to retrieve the FAQs document.// La División de Educación Especial ha compilado una lista de preguntas frecuentes. Haga clic en este anuncio para acceder el documento de preguntas frecuentes.
Assembly Bill (AB) 104 requires school districts to implement policies that give students opportunities to counteract the impact of the pandemic on students' academic achievement and graduation credits.
Child Find-Child Serve
Child find is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal law. The Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to IDENTIFY, LOCATE, and EVALUATE children suspected of having a disability who may be eligible for special education services designed to meet their educational needs at no cost to families. This includes students attending private schools located within LAUSD boundaries regardless of where they reside. All other children must live in the LAUSD attendance area.
TELEPHONE: (213) 241-6701
FAX: (877) 339-2648
Staff members are available to provide you with immediate assistance Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PST).
Resources for Parents
- Useful Links
Information located in our Parents webpage
- Regional Center Contact Information
Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional Los Angeles Zona Este
1000 South Fremont
Alhambra, CA 91802
Telephone: (626) 299-4700
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Centro Regional Lanterman
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone: (213) 383-1300
Harbor Regional Center
Centro Regional Zona Harbor
21231 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
Telephone: (310) 540-1711
North Los Angeles County Regional Center
Centro Regional del Condado de Los Angeles Zona Norte
9200 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 100
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Telephone: (818) 788-1900
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
Centro Regional del Centro Sur de Los Angeles
2500 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Telephone: (213) 744-7000
Westside Regional Center
Centro Regional de Westside
5901 Green Valley Cir #320
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 258-4000
- California Children's Services Locations Affected by LAUSD School Facility Closures
California Children’s Services (CCS) is reaching out to families to address possible changes to upcoming Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) appointments. To contact CCS about an upcoming MTU appointment, please contact your MTU or call 1-800-288-4584. Additional CCS information can be found at http://www.lapublichealth.org/cms/CCS.htm.
Gardena MTU – Sellery Special Education Center
Huntington Park MTU – San Antonio Elementary
Pacific Blvd MTU – Pacific Blvd School
Mar Vista MTU – McBride/Grand View
Perez MTU – Perez Career and Transition Center
North Hollywood MTU - Lowman Special Education Center
Reseda MTU – Lokrantz Special Education Center
San Pedro MTU – Willenberg Career and Transition Center
Widney MTU – Widney Career Preparatory and Transition Center
Los Angeles MTU – Salvin Special Education Center
- Special Education & Career/Transition Centers
LAUSD Career and Transition Centers provide employment preparation, independent living skills, and social skills instruction to students ages 18-22, who are identified by Individual Education Program (IEP) teams as needing an alternate curriculum.
Visit https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/17048 for more information.
State Measures & Guidelines
- State Performance Plan Indicator Guide
The State Performance Plan (SPP) is a six-year plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by the California Department of Education (CDE). The current SPP spans Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2013-2018. This document will be updated once the new SPP is made available.
Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017