News and Announcements
The students and staff at Washington Center recently honored African-American History with a school-wide Freedom Walk. Each class presented African-American contributions to society on hall bulletin boards. Read More
Valentine's Day Pageant
Twenty-four students ages 16 and older put on their best attire for Washington Center’s annual Valentine’s Day pageant and dance. Washington Center staff, family, friends, and students from Sara Collins Elementary School were all eyes and ears on our Valentines as they paraded down the red carpet with their Christ Church escort. Read more
Washington Center is the recipient of a $2,500 grant from The Macy’s Foundation to purchase five iPads with protective cases. The additional iPads will provide every classroom with a device. Read More
Ms. Sosebee's Class
Ms. Erin Sosebee’s class, in conjunction with Washington Center’s Adaptive Environmental Science (AES) program, has been working with plants in a variety of ways. The objective of the activities over three weeks was to study the life cycle and growth of plants. 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.