News and Announcements
Washington Center Celebrates Black History Month
Washington Center students and staff honored Black History with a school-wide Freedom Walk. Each class presented African-American contributions through hall bulletin board displays. Using voice output and visuals, students rotated throughout the building participating in informational activities. See More
Staff Member for March
Congratulations to Mr. Warren Bolos, staff member of the month for March. See More
M with Mrs. Petrusick's Class
Mrs. Heather Petrusick's Washington Center @ Hollis class recently celebrated the letter M by taking a trip to downtown Greenville and exploring many things that start with the letter M. See More
School Messenger 2/27/15
Though our week has been short, we have had another very special day here at the school. We celebrated Black History Month by having a Freedom Walk, and staff members did a great job of preparing bulletin board displays and voice messages highlighting the contributions African Americans have made to all of us in many fields of endeavor. See More
Miss Montemayor's at the Mall
Ms. Melanie Montemayor’s Washington Center class participates in weekly community based instruction (CBI) trips. On these trips, the students take part in community activities that range from leisure, shopping, eating in a restaurant, to volunteer work. See More
Ms. Erin Sosebee's Washington Center class, in conjunction with Ms. Lacoya Smith's class, is doing a study of dental health. 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.