Switzer Learning Center

CAPSES Non-Public School in Los Angeles County

Switzer Learning Center
2201 Amapola Court
Torrance, CA 90501

(310) 328-3611 x337

School Details

Capacity: 120
School Serves: Both sexes (Coed)
Min Age: 10
Max Age: 22
Conditions: Severely Emotionally Disturbed;Specific Learning Disability;Speech Impaired;Intellectual Disability;AUT;Other Health Impaired;Multiple Disabilities
Type: Non-Public School
County: Los Angeles
Region: 03
School District: Compton Unified;Downey Unified;El Segundo Unified;Inglewood Unified;Long Beach Unified;Los Angeles Unified;Manhattan Beach Unified;Palo Verde Unified;Redondo Beach Unified;Torrance Unified;Wiseburn Unified School District

About Switzer Learning Center

Switzer Learning Center has over 50 years of experience in offering a therapeutic special education for vulnerable children have serious learning delays, emotional and behavioral issues, neurological or developmental disabilities, or other health impairments. The Center’s interdisciplinary teams of caring teachers and therapists provide educational, clinical, and behavioral interventions which focuses on solving each child’s individual needs.  The teams emphasize nurturing emotional health, positive behavioral choices, and individualized academics so that each child can participate successfully in the school and the community, instead of being a strain on society.

The Switzer Learning Center offers the following programs and services:

  • Heritage Program:  Serves 4th – 12th grade special education students who have a broad range of moderate to severe learning, social, emotional, health, and behavioral challenges.  Heritage students participate in prevocational training, may dual enroll at SoCal Regional Occupational Center, and earn a high school diploma after completing their public school district’s graduation requirements. 
  • Spectrum Program: Enrolls middle and high school students with autism spectrum disorders and focuses on strengthening core deficits of autism by building self-regulation, communication, social, emotional and relationship development.  Students improve social skills and develop friendships while participating in a variety of enrichment and independent living activities supervised by staff trained to use research-based therapeutic interventions and an alternative curriculum.
  • Self-Advocacy & Independent Living (SAIL) Transition Program:  Provides transition services for 18 to 22 years-old with moderate to severe autism.  Through field trips, on campus work experience, and shadowed job internship at local businesses, the SAIL Program supports the transition to more successful living beyond high school. 



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