Special Education Program at Ontario Christian School
Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential With a Christ-Centered Education
At Ontario Christian, we believe your child is created in God’s image and has God-given strengths and abilities. The Learning Center (Special Education) program at Ontario Christian offers programming and services in settings that address your students’ unique needs in a loving and inclusive environment.
Our highly qualified staff strives to work with your child at their educational level while increasing their love for their learning, the Lord, and others.
Meeting the Needs of Your Student
The Learning Center (LC) program is located on the elementary, middle, and high school campuses. Each student receives a Christ-centered education with a focus on having each child reach their full potential.
This is achieved by creating individual learning goals through a collaboration between teachers, parents, and the student. Instruction takes place within the Learning Center classroom and through inclusion in Ontario Christian’s existing Bible, Arts, Music, Spanish, PE, Computer Lab, and homeroom classes.
Providing Individualized Academic Support in
Fine Motor Skills
These areas of need are determined by assessments, IEPs, reports, student work samples, and time spent with each student. Each student is on a truly individualized plan created by school staff and the student’s parents/guardians.
Why have families made the Learning Center at Ontario Christian their trusted partner in education?
Christine S. (OC parent)
“I am so impressed with all the love and attention my son gets through the Learning Center. He gets help several times a day. They are always patient and kind. My son has received help for the past 3 years and it has helped greatly. I receive progress reports quarterly on his progress. Meetings are set up to discuss our next action plan. His teacher is always in contact with us. She lets us know how he is progressing and what we can do to help. It’s obvious her love for each child. We would definitely be lost without it.”
Michele R. (OC Parent)
Josephine H. (OC parent)
“The Learning Center has been a life-changing resource for my child. He came into the program struggling in academics across the board. He can now read and do mathematics. That is all due to the one-on-one teaching approach that is done in the Learning Center. The teachers and aides are loving and patient with the children. This is an excellent environment that you cannot find at other schools. Our child would not be where he is at today academically if it were not for the program. It has been a blessing beyond measure.”
Heather H. (OC Parent)
“The amazing teachers and aides in the Learning Center have diligently supported and encouraged my son in his academic, spiritual, and social development. I feel truly blessed to have this program, along with its dedicated staff, available for my son at Ontario Christian.”
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Learning Center Faculty Qualifications
All Learning Center teachers are highly qualified and trained to work with our Learning Center students. Some of these qualifications include:
- Education Specialist (Special Education) Teaching Credential
- General Education Teaching Credential
- Training in the instruction of Lindamood-Bell reading intervention
- Reading Specialist certification for early elementary education
Quick Facts About the Learning Center
- Full-time Learning Center Teachers: 7
- Part-time Aides: 6
- Student/Learning Center Staff Ratio: 4:1
- School Hours: 8:10am-2:50pm
Applying to the Learning Center Program
Inquire with Our Admissions Team and Tour our Campus
Please fill out an admissions inquiry form or contact our Admissions Department directly to begin the admissions process.
Additionally, we invite you to begin your admissions process with a tour of one of our campuses so that you may see first-hand what OC has to offer you and your student. Currently, we offer both private, in-person, or virtual tours.
- Grades K-8 Admissions, email Tira Dennis or call (909) 321-2305
- Grades 9-12 Admissions, email Nickole Vander Dussen or call (909) 994-0588
Meet the Learning Center Team
After your initial inquiry or tour, we’ll set up an interview with the Learning Center Program Director and/or school staff.
After the tour or your initial admissions inquiry as well as interviewing with the Learning Center faculty, our admissions team will send a link for you to apply online and submit student information. This includes,
- Online Application
- Student Recommendation Reference
- Pastor’s Reference
- Immunization Records
- Birth Certificate Copy
- Transcripts from the past two years (or the most recent academic progress reports available for grades K-1)
- Documents as requested by the Learning Center
- Nonrefundable Application Fee
The online enrollment process starts after the student receives an acceptance letter to Ontario Christian School!
Policy of Nondiscrimination
The Ontario Christian School Association admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. This school prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. This policy is extended to employees and parents.