Located on the Camarillo campus, Casa Pacifica’s Non-Public Special Education School (NPS) is a WASC accredited, diploma-granting institution that serves special needs children in grades 1 - 12 with primary diagnoses of:
The NPS serves children ranging in age from 8 years old to eighteen. Fully certified with commendations by the State Department of Education, the NPS serves children/youth placed in the Residential Treatment Program as well as day students from surrounding communities.
We provide a safe, relationship-based, therapeutic and academically enriching environment with a focus on personalized academic interventions that fill gaps in critical academic areas. In addition to clinical services, Casa Pacifica uses Collaborative Problem Solving ©, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) ©, and SAFE Environments© to build relationships and help children reach their goals. We use evidence based practices to teach skills and equip students with self confidence, positive character traits and problem solving strategies, so that they can successfully transition to a less restrictive setting as quickly as appropriate.
Our educational program is designed to meet the specific academic needs of each student. The standards-based comprehensive curriculum enables students to benefit from a wide variety of learning experiences in order to build classroom skills and promote social growth.
A low student-staff ratio–of approximately 1:4 enables students to receive the individualized attention they require in order to be successful. In addition to core academic courses:
We believe that every child can achieve academic and social success and each student is provided with quality instructional experiences that recognize, support and maintain high expectations while promoting the mission, vision and values of Casa Pacifica.
Over the past 3 years, our students have made multiple grade level gains in reading and math prior to returning to their home district. In 2010-2011 over 50% of our high school students passed at least one section of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and 80% of students who did not return for the 2011-2012 school year went to a less restrictive environment. Over the past two years, 100% of our graduates received a diploma and are enrolled in college.
For more information, to schedule a visit or to refer a student please contact the school office at (805) 445-7872.
Scott Mastroianni, Director of Education
Phone: (805) 366-4070