A.C.E. (Alternative Curriculum Education)
Canyon Springs is the home of two ACE classes. Primary and upper grade students are provided with a wide range of activities using different modes of communication. These programs are language based that incorporate functional and academic curriculum. The curriculum is adapted to meet the individual needs of the students. Projects are developed to help stimulate and encourage students to participate and succeed.
Canyon Springs State Preschool
Early childhood education is one of our most powerful tools for ensuring student achievement. The Canyon Springs State Preschool Program is an educational program for children ages three and four years old. It provides high quality, developmentally appropriate, preschool programs that address the cognitive, social, and physical needs of children before they enter kindergarten. Thus creating accomplished students who become successful and contributing adults that enrich our local communities with their skills and competences.
DHH (Deaf / Hard of Hearing) Regional Program
Canyon Springs is the home base for all the D/HH Itinerant teachers who support students with hearing impairments throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Canyon Springs also houses the Educational Audiologist office, which includes a state-of-the-art audiometric sound booth.
GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)
The GATE program provides differentiated instruction to each student in the program. This instruction takes place in the regular classroom setting and is in lieu of, and not in addition to, the existing curriculum. Each student receives an annual ILP (Individual Learning Plan) which outlines the student's program. Also provided are opportunities to work in clusters with other students enrolled in the GATE program at grade level during our daily enrichment block. These cluster activities are trained teachers. All GATE students participate in the annual District wide GATE project.
RSP - Resource Specialist
The resource program provides support to children with identified learning disabilities. The program provides support in a variety of ways. For some children, support is given in the classroom through one on one or small group assistance with assignments. Other children are supported in the resource room where the child can work on attaining specific skills. In both circumstances the support is provided in order to help the children meet the goals and objectives delineated on their Individualized Educational Programs.
The Special Day fourth- sixth grade class at Canyon Springs is involved in a wide range of learning experiences. Critical thinking skills targeted by the curriculum are emphasized through hands on learning. Technology is an integral part of the classroom experience and allows for exploration of various concepts to extend skills from the classroom into the community and beyond.
Speech and Language
Speech / Language services are available to eligible students who exhibit a delay in the area of phonology (sound production), language, voice and or fluency (stuttering). Services are provided by a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) either in the classroom or on a pull-out basis, depending on the needs of each student.
RTI (Response to Intervention)
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of student learning needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services are provided by intervention teachers, general education teachers, and special educators, and specialists during our daily 50 minute RTI block. Students who have mastered grade level standards and skills participate in enrichment during this block. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RTI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.Art and Music Enrichment
Canyon Springs students, K-6th grades, participate in art and music enrichment every week.