San Diego Center for Children: LifeSchool

LifeSchool is the Center’s school-based program in South Bay on the campus of Southwest High School. Within the two classrooms, the Center helps up to 22 special education students, 7th-12th grade, who are struggling emotionally and academically and need higher-level support than a traditional classroom to get back on a successful life track. Students are referred from the Sweetwater Union High School District and are usually demonstrating poor performance in the classroom, both with school work and their behaviors. Many are struggling in their peer-to-peer relationships as well as with family members. The behavioral health needs of the students vary from depression, anxiety, ADHD, disruptive behavior, and many others – usually with a combination of factors contributing to their cause. The commonality is that the behaviors are negatively affecting the students’ ability to succeed at school. All students are working with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that outlines their needs and builds a unique plan to meet their goals. The Center staff represents the therapeutic component of the school-based program. The highly-skilled, culturally-competent team care about each student’s success and are equipped to share many different tools and practices for students to achieve their goals. Additionally, the team is mostly comprised of South Bay natives who are very closely connected to the community.


The therapeutic activities offered at LifeSchool include: individual, group, and family therapy, expressive arts classes, recreational activities, Culinary Arts Days, and Independent Living Skills/Financial Management training

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Sweetwater Union School District


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