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Sara Collins Dontation

Sara Collins Principal, Dr. Melissa Burns (back row left) and Washington Center Principal, Dr. Penny Rogers (back row right) congratulate Mr. Jess Lawrence’s Third Grade Sara Collins class for raising the most funds for the schools’ Adaptive Nature Trail. See More

Employee of the Week

Congratulations to Mrs. Sarah Tanner, our Employee of the Week for March 27-April 2! Mrs. Sarah is a homebound teacher here at Washington Center. Way to go Mrs. Sarah! See More

School Messenger

We have had great news on the donation side this week in that on Thursday I went over to Sara Collins where the students there presented us with a check for more than $1800 to go toward the nature trail. Their kindergarten through fifth graders raised the money in three days as a part of their “Pay it Forward” effort. Unbelievable.  Then today, representatives from the Knights of Columbus came to school and gave us another donation from a fund raiser they had conducted on behalf of Washington Center. We are most grateful to them for all the support we have received from the Knights over the years. See More

Knights of Columbus

Washington Center student Edward Kingren (seated) and teacher Virginia Cook receive a generous donation for the school presented by Knights of Columbus representatives Jeff Crouch and Patrick Shamroe. See More

Learning to Eat Healthy

The students in Ms. Amy Garbe’s Washington Center class learned all about fruits, vegetables and eating healthy.  First the students learned all about different fruits and vegetables and then used their five senses to describe each fruit and vegetable. See More

Women's History Month

Ms. Melanie Montemayor’s Washington Center class consists of six teenage girls.  During the month of March, the students are celebrating Women’s History Month.  See More

Kindness Week

Mrs. Jennifer Ensley’s Washington Center class participated in several activities to demonstrate National Kindness Week. Unique Learning System’s News-2-You paper focused on Kindness Week and coordinating activities.  Mrs. Ensley’s students voted on their favorite act of kindness: Sharing, Helping, or Smiling.  See More

Run, Walk, & Roll

Washington Center will be hosting their Run, Walk, & Roll on April 29, 2017 at Furman University. We hope to see your there! Please click here to sign up

Mrs. Southern

Click here to read the story of Mrs. Southern. Washington Center was lucky enough to receive a grant from the Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund.


Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Thigpen for winning the Golden Apple Award! Click here to see the WYFF story

Nature Trail

Nature Trail Rendering

Cherrydale Farms

Don't forget you can still order from Cherrydale Farms online until May 30, 2017. All you have to do is go to the Cherrydale Farms website!

About Us

Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities.  Students are served on two specifically designed campuses.  The younger children occupy a wing of Hollis Academy, renovated in 2011, with a capacity for 6 fully equipped classrooms.  Older students attend the Betty Spencer Drive location, built in 2005, where there are 18 classrooms, as well as kitchens, greenhouse, gym, and media center.  Additionally, at both locations there are therapy rooms, nurses' stations, administrative offices, multisensory suites and adapted playgrounds.

All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, PE, Daily Living, and Environmental Science.  The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).

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