News and Announcements
Washington Center and Washington Center at Hollis celebrated Thanksgiving with a huge feast of turkey and all of the trimming with parents, grandparents and special friends of the students. The cafeteria and classrooms were decorated with student-made place mats and table decorations. See More
Employee of the Week
Congratulations Ms. Michelle Bennett for being our employee of the week for November 23-November 29! Ms. Michelle is a paraeducator here at Washington Center. See More
School Messenger 11/20/15
Since Monday we have been celebrating American Education week. We have had treats, lunches and doughnuts, and our custodial staff will be served a pizza on Monday. We also enjoyed having so many of our parents here for Thanksgiving lunch. See More
Mr. Powell's Class
This has started out as an exciting year for Mr. Keith Powell’s Washington Center class. Units included cities of the United States for each letter of the alphabet. Famous sites, history and foods from the target cities were introduced through the virtual online trips. See More
Michelin Children’s Concert CBI Trip
Friday, November 6th a group of students from Washington Center attended the Michelin Children’s Concert at the Peace Center for the first time. Preparation began early with all students listening to musical selections such as Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Ballet. See More
Spotlight on WC
Watch Greenville County School's spotlight on Washington Center student, Gregory Morgan. Video 1 Video 2
Boo in the School
Washington Center recently hosted the school’s annual Boo in the School event. Students, dressed in a variety of creative costumes, circulated the campus requesting treats using voice output technology. 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.