About K-22 Special Education Services

The San Mateo County Office of Education's (SMCOE) K-22 Special Education program serves students with special needs from kindergarten through age 22 years. The program includes five Special Day Classes (SDC's) at SMCOE's center site in San Bruno and one SDC located on an integrated school site at South San Francisco High School. Students are referred to SMCOE's Special Education program by their local school district through the IEP process.

Integrated Special Day Classes

The program offers Special Day Classes and serves students identified with having education disabilities, including autism, multiple disabilities/orthopedic impairments, and/or emotional disturbance. These classes follow the SMCOE Special Education and Court Schools calendar:

El Portal School
1280 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 737-8446

Palos Verdes School
1290 Commodore Drive, San Bruno CA 94066

South San Francisco High School
400 B Street, South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8754

Teach Town Curriculum

Over the last couple of years, SMCOE's K-22 Special Education program has expanded its independent learning opportunities and launched TeachTown, a new standards-aligned supplemental material, to help more students meet California graduation requirements and grow their skills to lead a full, productive life after graduation.

Ellen Paulino

Principal, Special Education Services E-22

Email: epaulino@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 737-8463

James Wong

Administrative Assistant

Email: jwong@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 737-8446

Sarah Notch

Executive Director, Center for Access & Engagement

Email: snotch[at]smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5629

Michael Dougherty

Director, School Programs

Email: mdougherty@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 312-5525