2023-24 Profile*

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Washington Center

2 Betty Spencer Drive
Greenville , SC 29607
Telephone: (864) 355-0250
Fax: (864) 355-0249

Grades: Washington Center - Self-Contained Special Education Ages 3-21

Enrollment: 118

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

School/Center Directions

Principal: Sheila Gentry
Email: skgentry@greenville.k12.sc.us

Awards and Honors

Based on team recommendations, students with intellectual disabilities, often accompanied by medical, sensory and motor challenges, are served at Washington Center.   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, Virtual Learning and community based instruction (CBI) support the curriculum. Augmentative communication and assistive technology are integrated daily into the school program. Classrooms are equipped with touch screen computers, iPads, Chromebooks and interactive white boards.

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 book buddies, dance partners and support for PTA activities such as Parent Night and the annual Walk and Roll fundraiser, while partnerships with local schools allow students to interact with nondisabled peers and to take off campus trips.  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.

  • Accredited by AdvancEd
  • Local and State Knights of Columbus Council Grants
  • 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, screportcards.com.

For more information, call INFOLine at 864-355-3100, visit our website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us.

*Note: School Information is Revised Annually by October 15.