Urban Skills Center

  • The Basics of TIEE’s Teaching Method are: Catch students being good a lot and praise them for it, Teach all expectations for school, classroom, and lessons, Teach at each student’s optimum learning level, Maximize attention to task and opportunities for all students to respond, Teach to mastery before moving on to new material, and Use daily measures of student progress as a guide to what to teach.
  • The Institute for Effective Education is committed to creating, providing and evaluating positive environments in which all people learn the skills and knowledge essential to success.
  • We will teach others to implement such environments and we will advocate that they be made available to all learners.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students74 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
97%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    Aseltine School
    Aseltine School Photo - Executive Director Dr. Hayden W. Thomas chats with a student at lunch. Aseltine focuses on creating a strong, supportive community in which all students and staff feel safe, respected and heard. As part of this community, staff treat all students as intelligent, capable young people who are full partners in their own learning process.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 40 students
    1.2 miles
    4027 Normal Street
    San Diego, CA 92103
    (619)296-2135
    1.2 1-12
    40
  • San Diego
    Children's Workshop
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-9 | 40 students
    2.1 miles
    4055 Camino Del Rio S
    San Diego, CA 92108
    (619)243-1325
    2.1 2-9
    40
  • San Diego
    Springall Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 92 students
    7.4 miles
    6460 Boulder Lake Ave
    San Diego, CA 92119
    (619)460-5090
    7.4 2-12
    92
  • La Mesa
     Excelsior Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 52 students
    5.7 miles
    7200 Parkway Drive
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    (619)583-6762
    5.7 K-12
    52
  • San Marcos
    The Country School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 21 students
    25.7 miles
    1145 Lin Da Vista Dr Ste 105
    San Marcos, CA 92078
    (760)744-4870
    25.7 4-12
    21

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