2018-19 Profile*

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Washington Center

2 Betty Spencer Drive
Greenville , SC 29607
Telephone: (864) 355-0250
Fax: (864) 355-0249
www.greenville.k12.sc.us/washctr/

Grades: Washington Center - Self-Contained Special Education Ages 8-21 • Washington Center @ Hollis - Self-contained Special Education, Ages 3-7

Enrollment: 150, including Homebound Students

School Location: Washington Center - Highway 291 near Cleveland Street intersection

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Principal: Dr. Penny Rogers
Email: progers@greenville.k12.sc.us

Awards and Honors

Based on team recommendations, students with severe intellectual disabilities, often accompanied by medical, sensory and motoric challenges, are served either at Washington Center at Hollis Academy or on the main campus on Betty Spencer Drive.   The school’s focus is to develop functional academic, self-help and leisure competencies needed for participation in family and community activities.

Daily academic instruction with the Unique Learning System and Attainment Curriculum is aligned with SC standards, and students in designated grades take the state’s alternate assessments.  Programs such as:  M.O.V.E (Mobility Opportunities via Education), adaptive environmental science, daily living, and community based instruction (CBI) support the curriculum; and, augmentative communication and assistive technology are integrated daily into the school program. Classrooms are equipped with touch screen computers, iPads, and interactive white boards; and, the web-based OnCourse System is used for lesson planning.   

Students participate in both on and off campus events, such as Special Olympics, Boo in the School, Valentine Pageant and presentations by drama and music groups.  Additionally, classes raise money for charities, visit local nursing homes, and prepare and sell meals to staff on a bi-monthly basis.  Students who are 13 and older participate in Community Based Instruction.    Volunteers provide dog therapy, book buddies, dance partners and support for PTA activities such as Parent Night and the annual Run, Walk and Roll fundraiser, while partnerships with local schools allow students to interact with nondisabled peers, to take off campus trips, and to assist with generating funding for a projected nature trail to be built on campus.  PTA and SIC assist by fundraising, volunteering and advising; and, Washington Center is a training facility for college and university students preparing for careers in education and health.

  • 2016 Eastside High School Spirit Week Recipient
  • Accredited by AdvanEd
  • Graham Foundation Grant
  • Greenville Women Giving Grant
  • Local and State Knights of Columbus Council Grants
  • Southern Foundation Grant for Technology
  • WYFF Golden Apple Awards Winners
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For a closer look...

For more in-depth information on this school including programs, course offerings, extracurricular activities, and more - visit www.greenville.k12.sc.us/washctr/

If you would like information about the School Report Card rating, visit the State Department of Education Website, http://ed.sc.gov/data/report-cards/ or for more detailed testing information, visit http://ed.sc.gov/data/state-assessments/.

For more information, call INFOLine at 864-355-3100, visit our website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us, or watch The Schools Channel (Charter Cable Channels 14 and 99).

*Note: School Information is Revised Annually by December 1.