Jessie Baker is one of the most remarkable schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District, and it has the distinction of being a first in California education. It was the first public school for children with severe disabilities in the state of California. The primary force behind the school was another legend in Elk Grove, the gifted Jessie Baker who devoted her life to the education of special youngsters.
- Unique Learning System Curriculum
- The Jessie Baker Games
- A therapeutic swimming pool
- Project RIDE therapeutic horseback riding
- Music and Movement Program
- Mighty Milers - Walking Program
- California Science Instruction
- Vocational Training
We consider all of our programs to be “specialized.” We have thirteen classes on campus. Each class is specially designed to meet the unique needs of the age group. All of our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. We also have outstanding Designated Instruction Services, including Adapted Physical Education, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, a school nurse, and a school psychologist. Through district support, our students are able to participate in Project RIDE, a therapeutic horseback riding program, which is located directly behind our campus.