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2014 Challenge Day

Washington Center students, families, and staff recently celebrated the 22nd annual Challenge Day on the Bob Jones University campus.  Challenge Day is designated as the Special Olympics Developmental Games designed specifically for Washington Center's students.  Read More

 


Pete the Cat

Students in Mrs. Samantha Stansell’s Washington Center class have been busy reading “Pete the Cat” books by Eric Litwin. Through the course of three weeks, students have been grooving along with Pete.  Read More


Life in the Desert

Ms. Claire Blouir’s Washington Center class started the school year with a “Life in the Desert” unit. They discussed facts about the desert including locations, temperature variances, and adaptations and survival techniques of various plants and animals.  Read More


Flat Stanley's 50th Anniversary

The students in Mrs. Sarah Tanner’s Washington Center Medical Homebound class have begun the school year by listening to the book Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown and making their own “Flat Stanley.”  Read 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.