News and Announcements
Students from Ryana Smith’s Washington Center class have leapt into learning about the fall and all of activities of October. Students participated in a classroom ‘Fall Fest’ learning about pumpkins, apples, and corn. See More
Employee of the Week
Congratulations to Ms. LaKisha Hilton, our Employee of the Week for October 17-October 23! Ms. LaKisha is the head nurse over at the WC @ Hollis campus. Way to go Ms. LaKisha! See More
The School Improvement Council (SIC) is an advisory counsil to the principal that is focused on school improvement issues. It is made up of representatives of parents, teachers, and community members. The principal serves as an ex-officio member. The SIC meets at least monthly during the school year.
Parent representatives are nominated and elected by their fellow parents. Any parent/guardian of at least one child enrolled is eligible to place his/her own name or the name of another parent in nomination.
Parent representatives are elected to a term of two years. If a parent has a child enrolled in the 12th grade for the current year and will not have any child enrolled the following year, that parent is elected to a term of one year only.
A representative of the SIC will contact all individuals whose names are submitted into nomination prior to the election to confirm acceptance of the nomination. Nominees will be invited to submit a brief statement about themselves and why they want to serve on the SIC. All statement received will be printed on the opposite side of the ballot so that voters will have a chance to get to know each of the candidates.
You can submit your nomination form to the school office in person or by mail.
SIC Nomination Form
Eastside High School Spirit Week
During Spirit Week, Eastside High School students raised $116,550 for Washington Center to fund the building of a therapeutic nature trail. The nature trail will be ADA compliant allowing students with disabilities to enjoy recreation and instruction in an on-site wooded area with walkways and specialized plantings. See More
Washington Center students, families, friends and staff recently celebrated the 24th annual Challenge Day on the Bob Jones University campus. Challenge Day is designated as the Special Olympics Developmental Games designed specifically for Washington Center’s students. See More
During independent work time in Mrs. Madeline Crowder's Washington Center class, students work on many goals to gain independent skills. This year, the class set a big goal to help others. The students have been working hard to reach their goal of not only collecting, but counting 20,000 pop can tabs this year to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. See More
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).