Administrative Unit - I

Renee Perkins, Principal - Reilly Elementary, Newhart Middle School, Mission Viejo H.S. and Saddleback ATP

South Orange County
Administrative Office: 24171 Pavion
Mission Viejo 92692
(949) 425-2235
(949) 588-8594 fax

Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Administrative Unit I classes are located on local school campus' within both the Capistrano Unified and Saddleback Unified School Districts. Students are served on age-appropriate school sites at Philip J. Reilly Elementary School, Fred Newhart Middle School, Mission Viejo High School and Saddleback College. 

The mission of Administrative Unit I is, in partnership with parents and our richly diverse community, to educate students and assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society, by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged and differences are valued.

TEACHER AND STAFF TRAINING: The OCDE Special Schools program has created an extensive professional learning community (PLC) to train and support staff.  Our training model, System of Support (SOS), is designed to provide staff with the most current and research based information and training related to the best practices.  Our model is designed to provide teachers with opportunities to receive training in the areas of curriculum, technology, behavior management and instructional methodologies. Based upon these ongoing trainings, teachers then meet in collaborative groups to discuss and develop instructional strategies and materials. An administrator and a teacher, who is identified as a Support Facilitator, support each collaborative group. 

SUPPORT SERVICES: Our students receive support from highly qualified support staff occupational and physical therapists, speech and language specialists, adaptive physical education specialists, nurses, vision specialists, adult transition specialists and school psychologists. In addition, eligible students receive medically based Occupational and Physical therapy service from California Children Services (CCS), which is a statewide program of specialized medical care and rehabilitation for physically disabled children who meet CCS eligibility criteria. Many of our students are also eligible to receive support services from the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC). serve as the point of entry into the State’s developmental services system.  Each of the Regional Service Center’s determines eligibility, provides  necessary services for individuals with disabilities.

INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATIONS: Technology-rich, collaborative learning strategies are integrated throughout our child-centered curriculum.  Active learning programs include our award winning Touch2Learn program that introduces students to highly reinforcing instruction through the use of mobile technology devices.