What learning strategies is the SBJC developing that challenges our students to live full and independent lives?
    Driven by in-depth research, the SBJC has pioneered a transformative program that empowers students with IEPs to overcome barriers and to live fulfilling, independent lives. This initiative transcends traditional classroom academics, focusing on broadening social opportunities and reinforcing essential life skills. In collaboration with the renowned non-profit, No Barriers USA, and its inspiring founder, Erik Weihenmayer—the first blind person to summit Mount Everest—the SBJC has established a powerful framework that encourages students to embrace adventure and explore new possibilities, fostering the belief that “what's within them is stronger than what's in their way.” 

  • Students doing yoga with Mrs. Grassi

    Yoga & Mindfulness For All

    Recognizing the positive impact of mindfulness and yoga on emotional regulation, the SBJC has hired two dedicated teachers to provide practices to every student in our district, promoting self-regulation and improving focus and cognitive control.

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  •  Students stretching at track and field practice.

    3-Season Athletics

    Our 3-Season Athletics program (Cross Country, Bowling, Basketball, Track & Field) goes beyond sports—it’s a platform for leadership development, fostering healthy lifestyles, and enhancing social/communication skills for our Lodi Campus students. Just like in the classroom, inclusion drives our athletics program: we celebrate and differentiate to serve the unique skills and abilities of every student.

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  •  Student riding a bike in gym class.

    Bike Program

    Designed by a team of physical educators, physical/occupational therapists, and district administrators, our Bike Program integrates cycling into the curriculum. We believe that every student should leave our program being able to ride a bike confidently, opening doors to neighborhood adventures and potentially even becoming their future mode of transportation for employment or leisure.

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  •  Student on hike at county park.

    Hiking Leadership

    In partnership with No Barriers, we train our 18-21 year olds as Hiking Leaders, empowering them to guide younger students on outdoor adventures that connect them with nature and each other. Our Walk-Everyday initiative also fosters exploration and community engagement by encouraging daily 10-minute walks. Students navigate their neighborhoods, building social and life skills while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

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