See Something. Say Something. Ver Algo. Di Algo.


Tis the Season

Ms. Piper’s class has been getting into the holiday season by making some Christmas cards


Outer Space

Miss Aillee Pattillo's class has been studying space this past month. Students have helped read a story using Doceri and picture symbols. They have also used manipulatives to get a better understanding of the material.


Book Fair

The WC Fall Book Fair is here! The book fair will be set up in the media center this week. Families are welcome to come shop between the hours of 8:00-9:00 and 1:00-2:00 each day. If you cannot make it you can always click here to shop online. The online fair will run until December 11 and the items will be shipped directly to your house. You can also send in money (exact change), a check payable to Washington Center, or fill out the credit card purchase form with the items you want to purchase. Remember that a 6% sales tax will be added to your purchase. Click here to view our Teacher's Wish Lists

Flu & COVID Testing

Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour. An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing, and the three sites are the same as last year: Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park. To find out more information click here


There are some notable changes from the process last year:


Kristin Kennedy's class has been working hard and having fun learning all about the fall. While discussing Thanksgiving, the students used picture symbols to communicate what they were thankful for this holiday season.


Get Your Pizza!

Don't forget to order your Little Caesar's Pizza Kits! They are shipped directly to your door. Click here to order your kits

Dirt Made My Lunch

Mrs. Papet's Class's theme this week is "Dirt Made My Lunch"-Roots, Stems & Leaves. Students have been reading about the importance of worms, soil, leaves, and the cycle of the seasons that bring us the Fall harvest.

One of the books they read this week was "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves" by Lucille Colandro.

The students painted a tree trunk with a toothbrush. They added the colorful Fall leaves by dabbing crumpled foil into a paint palette and pressing around the trunk.

WC's Spirit Rock

We now have a Spirit Rock! You can rent the rock for the low price of $10 (3:00 pm-3:00 pm) a day. It's a great way to show your school spirit or wish your student a "Happy Birthday!" 

Reservations are required. Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve multiple days in a row. No business advertising, please. You can pay for the rock using PayPal or by sending in cash or a check. If using cash or check please attach a note including the student's name and the date you reserved the rock. Please make checks payable to WC PTA. The PTA's PayPal information is

We do have the names of two people you can hire to paint the rock for you. They are Creative Milestones by Kendall and Bushel Creations. You can reach out to both companies via Facebook for pricing and booking information.

Click here to go to the WC Spirit Rock Sign-Up Genius


Business Partnerships

The Washington Center PTA invites you to partner with us as we support the most unique learning environment in Greenville County. Washington Center is a Greenville County public school serving students from ages 3-21. As a self-contained special education school, our students enjoy small class sizes, as well as a wide array of resources and supports. From our adapted Art, Library, Physical Education, Music, Daily Living, and Environmental Exploration classes; to our in-house Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Vision services; there really is no place else quite like it. In addition to the administrative team, the staff consists of teachers, paraeducators, therapists, and a full-time nursing staff of six to best meet the needs of all our students. The playground is always popular and the ADA-compliant Nature Trail is the first of its kind in the state. 
The Washington Center PTA supports our students throughout the year with events including Boo in the School, Family Night, a Valentine's Dance, and Graduation. The PTA's Lunch and Learn events offer families valuable information from individuals and organizations in the community, and teachers are treated to staff lunches, community outings for their classrooms, and professional development trainings. 
Our S. Pleasantburg facing fencing offers an invaluable advertising location for your company's signage. There are several options for support. Click here to see our partnership levels
The Washington Center PTA thanks you for your generous support of our incredible school. 


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA, Protecting Student Privacy - Know Your Rights

Each school year. Greenville County Schools are required to notify parents and eligible students (18 years and older) of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Pupils Protection of Rights Act (PPRA), and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Please view the following links to learn your rights.

Click here to view the FERPA and PPRA information page

Click here to view the COPPA information page

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).