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Friendship School Celebrates Graduates

Friendship School Celebrates Graduates

Friendship School held its graduation ceremony June 14 to recognize the students aging out of the program with four students receiving a certificate of completion. Their classmates, family, and friends attended the ceremony.

Each student gave a speech using assistive technology. 

Principal Rachel Page said that graduation at the school is always a special celebration, one that is bittersweet, but humbling to watch some of their favorite people make such a huge transition into the next phase of their lives. 

“People have always marked time with milestones, and part of the continued pursuit of equity at the San Diego County Office of Education is recognizing every milestone for every student,” Page said. “We are proud to honor our 2022 Friendship School graduates and share in the joy this day brought to them, their families, friends, and our Friendship team.”

Friendship School, located in Imperial Beach, is a special education school with an award-winning multi-sensory environment and individualized support services. The school serves as many as 50 students between the ages of 3 and 22 from southern San Diego County who have multiple severe disabilities with health impairments. It’s operated by the San Diego County Office of Education and is affiliated with the South County Special Education Local Plan Area.

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