News and Announcements
Life in the Desert
Ms. Claire Blouir’s Washington Center class started the school year with a “Life in the Desert” unit. They discussed facts about the desert including locations, temperature variances, and adaptations and survival techniques of various plants and animals. Read More
Mi'Love Meets Carlos
Mi'Love Patton, new student in Mrs. Jean Ashmore's Washington Center class, enjoys meeting the school’s pet Cockatiel,Carlos on her first day of school. Read More
Flat Stanley's 50th Anniversary
The students in Mrs. Sarah Tanner’s Washington Center Medical Homebound class have begun the school year by listening to the book Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown and making their own “Flat Stanley.” Read More
Meet the Teacher
Washington Center begins the 2014-2015 school year anticipating a very productive year. The school year began withMeet Your Teacher Afternoon as staff welcomed students and families on the main and early education campus, Washington Center @ Hollis. Read More
Washington Center teachers began the new school year with exciting learning projects thanks to the generosity of the PTA. Twenty-four teacher grants were financed affording the students creative educational activities and innovations. 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.