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Special Education

Welcome to the Special Education department home page of Birmingham Community Charter High School. 

The mission of Special Programs is to provide leadership, guidance, and support to the school community in order to maximize learning for all students within an inclusive environment so that each student will achieve academic, personal, and professional success today and in the future.

Committed and dedicated to the success of all students

Birmingham Community Charter High School's Special Programs Department operates using the Learning Center/Collaboration/Inclusion Model and provides students, who receive special education services, a Free And Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), in accordance with each student's Individualized Education Plan or Program (IEP).
BCCHS students are provided with a positive and supportive educational environment and have access to curriculum and instructional practices through a continuum of services.  Learn more about the servides and programs offered here.   

The Special Programs Office is located in Rm. OA3. Please visit or call our office with any questions.

Office Number (818) 758-6532


Our Staff

Cindy Walker

Administrative Director

Kristen Hanson

School Psychologist

Araceli Vazquez

Main Office Assistant

Sabina Szymanski

Special Education Teacher

Lisa Polisano

DIS Counselor

Mayela Yanez

SPED Office Associate

Lindsey Venger

Teacher, SPED Department Chair

Jessica Rayas