PCS #1 was established by Dr. John B. Kelley, Psy D. and Jennifer Kelley, M.A., who together bring over thirty years of experience, specializing in treating students diagnosed within the Autism spectrum. Their mission is to provide the best possible education in a humanistic and therapeutic setting.
PCS #1 provides a high quality education to special education students grades K-12, whose academic performance is compromised by cognitive and behavioral disorders. The structured program follows the California State Frameworks Curriculum, utilizing behavior modification and social skills training to achieve the students' highest potential. Trained staff utilizes ABA, Discrete Trail Training, sensory integration, and language acquisition techniques to foster growth and design individual programs for each student.
PCS #1 provides 180 days of full academic, social, prevocational, and vocational training, speech and language along with counseling by a licensed school psychologist.
The ultimate goal is a transition into the least restrictive learning environment through creating individualized educational plans, therapeutic goals, and monitoring students' progress closely. Along with educational goals, staff focuses on the students' social well-being and the transition into life after graduation. This is achieved through a continual focus on the students' functioning levels by developing positive and socially acceptable behaviors.