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Special Education

Each student deserves recognition, attention, and respect, and all students must be offered rigorous academic programs and classrooms that support high achievement. In the Oakland Unified School District, Special Education is charged with educating students who have learning disabilities or exceptional cognitive or physical needs.

At Emerson we have an exceptional program that serves a variety of students with special needs including special day classes, verbal behavior therapy, and an inclusion program. Students are placed in programs after they have gone through the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) process.