News and Announcements

Runway Cafe

Ms. Marisa Davis’ Washington Center class celebrated Earth Day on April 22, by taking a trip to Runway Café at the Downtown Greenville Airport. It was a beautiful day for eating lunch outside while watching planes take off and land.  See More


School Messenger 4/24/15

We are all disappointed about the Walk and Roll having to be cancelled because of  anticipated rain, but we did get cool shirts, and we very much appreciate the folks who signed up as sponsors and the PTA group who worked so hard to get things ready.    We will hope for more cooperative weather next year.  See More


Craft Day 2015

Are you looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift or maybe some beautiful flowers to plant in your garden? Then, come join Washington Center students, family and staff for their annual Craft Day. Students have been busy making a variety of crafts and goodies.  See More


How do carrots grow?

Ms. Lacoyah Smith and Ms. Erin Sosebee’s Washington Center classes are learning about the life cycle of a carrot based on a Weekly Reader lesson.  The classes planted cut and uncut carrots to answer the question “Does a carrot grow roots if it is cut at the bottom and top?”  See More


Craft Day

Please come and join the students, families, and staff for a day of celebration and inspiration.  Students have been busy making a variety of crafts such as: baked goods, wreaths, hairclips, jewelry, notecards, candles, sugar scrubs, magnets, burlap door hangers, monogrammed objects, gift baskets, a variety of yummy food items and SO MUCH MORE!!  See More


Palliative Care

If you were unable to attend out Palliative Care breakfast this morning, you can watch the video on our YouTube page.


Golden Apple Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Sharon Russo.  She won the Golden Apple Award from WYFF News 4.  We are so proud of her!  Way to go Sharon!  See More


Special Olympics

Washington Center students in Ms. Kim Skipper’s class participated in the Special Olympics Spring Games at Furman University on April 8th.  See More


Diquaris Johnson

Congratulations to our own Diquaris Johnson!  He was named one of Upstate Parent Magazine's Outstanding Fifth Graders! See More 


Spring Plant Sale

Students at Washington Center have a plethora of plants ready for their Spring Community Plant Sale.  This annual project supports the greenhouse program lead by Adaptive Environmental Science Teacher Cathy Bush.  See More


Staff Member for April

Congratulations to April’s Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Pat Cheney.  Pat is one of the folks responsible for the excellent lunches our students have every day, and those who nominated her said that she is a hard worker with a ready smile.  See More


About Us

Washington Center is a unique “one of a kind” facility. It is a separate school that serves students ages 3 to 21 with severe intellectual disabilities. Many of these students have concurrent challenges such as autism, blindness, deafness, or physical disabilities.

The school motto is “Those You Think Cannot …Can!”

Staff uses assistive technology and augmentative communication, multi-sensory rooms, and a mobility program that allows students in wheelchairs to move about school while learning about their environment.

When you visit the school you see students learning to walk as they move up and down the halls. Sometimes it appears that the halls have a “traffic jam” as students stop to use their non-oral communication techniques as they greet each other or a staff member by pointing to pictures or you may see them carrying along a communication device mounted on a walker. Actually it is quite exciting and fun as visitors tour our building. Each student has an Individual Education Plan and is taught using modifications to the State Curriculum Standards. Students are evaluated on the SC-Alt (Alternate Assessment) as directed by the "No Child Left Behind" mandate.

The focus of Washington Center is to provide opportunities for students to explore and develop independent functioning by addressing students’ individual needs. Through home, school and community involvement, we create an educational environment to maximize student success.

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