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Science Magic with Roper Mountain Science Center

Robin Walsh from Roper Mountain Science Center’s Science on Wheels entertained and instructed Washington Center students and staff with the Magic of Science.  Properties of matter, liquids, air and friction were demonstrated using fun and exciting experiments. Click here to continue reading about Roper Mountain Science Center

Michelin Children's Concert

Friday, April 5th, a group of Washington Center students attended the annual Michelin Children's Concert at the Peace Center. Many students dressed up for this special event, and a few parents came along too. Click here to continue reading about the Michelin Children's Concert

A Way of Life

The best way to help students with special needs to exercise more often is to make fitness fun.  When a child is having fun they will continue to exercise. Click here to continue reading the A Way of Life article

Spotlight Volunteer

Washington Center celebrates parent and volunteer Valerie Allen for her honor as the Greenville County Schools Spotlight Volunteer.  Ms. Allen generously shares her time and talents in serving the school’s students and staff. Click here to continue reading about Valerie Allen

GCS Volunteer Spotlight

Our very own Valerie Allen was selected as a GCS Volunteer Spotlight for the great support she provides at the Washington Center! On Monday, April 8, Mrs. Allen will be celebrated by Washington Center along with a special visit from the Michelin Man. She will receive a free set of tires generously provided by Michelin in appreciate for all that she does for Washington Center. Thank you Valerie! Click here to watch a video of her interview

Plant Growth

During the last three weeks, Washington Center students have been investigating rates of growth for different plants during Adapted Environmental Science. First, the students were offered a choice of the type of seed to grow (corn, pinto bean, pea, radish, or sunflower). Click here to continue reading about the growth rate of plants

Something on a Stick Day

Washington Center students and staff enjoyed a string concert thanks to the talents of substitute teacher Stan Miller and his daughter Kristen. Click here to continue reading about Something on a Stick Day

Low Country Boil

Mr. McKenzie Riley’s Washington Center class recently made a Low Country Boil as part of a unit on South Carolina’s history, events, and culture. Using a picture symbol recipe, students identified and measured the ingredients of this regional favorite. Click here to continue reading about Riley's Low Country Boil

Columbus Hope to Benefit Washington Center

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About Us

Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities.  Students are served on a specifically designed campus where there are 18 classrooms.  Additional space includes cafeteria, student kitchen, greenhouse, gym, media center, therapy rooms, multisensory suite, adapted playground, nature trail, nurse’s station, and administrative offices.  All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Daily Living, Library, and Environmental Science.  The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).