News and Announcements
Washington Center has been focusing on Science for the month of November using the Unique Curriculum. The classes made Science Fair projects using the Scientific Method. Read More
Caring About Our Community
Ms. Amy Garbe’s Washington Center Class is taking an active role in their community. The students are volunteering with Meals on Wheels Greenville, delivering hot meals to people in our community. Read More
Jenn Bostic Comes to Washington Center
Internationally famous song writer and singer, Jenn Bostic recently returned for an encore concert to entertain the students and staff at Washington Center. Jenn has been touched by the following from the Washington Center students and staff who find inspiration and joy in her music. Read 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 mental 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.