The Resource Specialist provides instructional support to those students identified with a learning disability and academic discrepancy as noted on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).


    Speech and language services are available from the Speech therapist for those students who have been identified through the IEP process as needing special assistance in speech articulation and language development.


    Your child may be identified as an English Language Learner based on the results of your Home Language Survey and the English Language Proficiency for California (ELPAC). Students identified as English Learners receive 30 minutes a day of English Language Development instruction in order to develop proficiency in Academic English. Primary language support is provided by bilingual instructional assistants and teachers in SEI classrooms.

    Parents of English Learners are encouraged to participate on our schools English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). This council receives training on how to best assist EL students, helps to monitor progress of all EL students at Dollahan, makes recommendations to the administration for improving EL achievement, and participates in district level EL programs and meetings.


    The GATE program is designed to meet the individual academic needs of the GATE identified students by expanding the depth and complexity of the core program. All students in 2nd grade are given a test to identify potential giftedness with parent permission. Students in grades 3 through 5 may be recommended for GATE testing by either their parent or teacher. Students can only be tested once every 24 months. Parent permission is required to test any child for GATE identification.

Last Modified on September 8, 2021