News and Announcements
School Messenger 1/30/15
We have had a busy week at school and are looking forward to lots more going on in the near future. See More
Ms. Rebecca Williams’ Washington Center class enjoys learning experiences in the community. Recently they got to take a trip to Golden Corral restaurant. See More
Ms. Elizabeth Piper’s and Mrs. Samantha Stansell’s classes from Washington Center went to Whispering Pines Stable in Mauldin, SC to experience equestrian therapy. See More
Pennies for Pasta
Now through February 20th, Washington Center is collecting spare change to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School & Youth Program change lives. Collection boxes have been sent home with each student. See More
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.