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.
- Academic Achievement Award
- Two high tech computer labs serving students ages 5 to 22
- The Jessie Baker Games
- A therapeutic swimming pool
- Project RIDE therapeutic horseback riding
- Music and Movement Program
- Open Court and Go Math Instruction
- California Science Instruction
- Vocational Training
- Healthy Habits Program
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. In addition to these services and programs, our parents provide a music and movement program for our students through their great fundraising efforts. Through enormous community fundraising and district support, our students are able to participate in Project RIDE, a therapeutic horseback riding program, which is located right here on campus.