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African American History

Washington Center is celebrating African American History Month. See More

Washington Center Kids Care

Students at Washington Center show compassion for others by participating in Magic 98.9’s ‘Cards for Kids’. Art teacher, Mrs. Amanda Wakely, assists students with creating Valentines using a variety of techniques from spin art to wax resist. See More

Employee of the Week

Congratulations to Ms. Cathy Bush, our Employee of the Week for February 20-26! Ms. Cathy is the Environmental Science teacher at Washington Center here at Washington Center. Way to go Ms. Cathy! See More

Valentine's Day

Please take a moment to watch our Valentine's Day Pageant!

Valentine's Day

Washington Center hosted the school’s annual Valentine’s Day pageant and dance. The event honors rising and graduating seniors, ages 18 to 21, with 26 participants in this year's program. See More


The link  below is to a  booklet and  survey we would like you to send out to parents of students in your classes.  The groups, Clemson and CAN, who put the survey together want to get a better idea about recreational options and needs for folks with disabilities in the Greenville area. The survey is open until the end of February.


Making Valentines

Students from Mrs. Mary Grace Orr, Ms. Emily Benton, and Ms. Rebecca Williams’ WashingtonCenter classes have been working very hard making Valentines for the residents at Shepard’s Care Assisted Living Center. The three classes have a fun CBE (Community-Based Experience) trip planned to visit the residents at Shepard’s Care. See More

First Ride

Remember that feeling of fear turning quickly to pride when you realized that your father was no longer holding onto the seat of your bike, and that you were actually riding on your own for the first time? For children with motor impairments, moments like these take a little longer to reach and sometimes are not possible without the support of specialized adaptive equipment. See More

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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Hollis Academy Campus

Hollis at Washington
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