News and Announcements
An exciting day was had by Washington Center students at the Greenville Children’s Museum. The museum had a special day planned for all the students from Washington Center. See More
Students in Mrs. Anita Davis' and Mrs. Nardia Lloyd's Washington Center classes enjoyed a beautiful autumn day at Fisher's Orchard in Greer, SC. See More
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. Read 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.