Washington Academy now offers a pre-school disabled program for students ages 3and 4.
The pre-school program will consist of:
· Behavior Plan
· Music and Movement
· Social Worker
· Speech and Language (if appropriate)
· Full time registered nurse
· Consulting Psychiatrist
· Consulting Psychologist
On a day-to-day basis the pre-school students will gain control of their social, emotional and cognitive behaviors. They will become “masters of their own behavior.”
The students involved in the program will be assessed through the High Scope COR Assessment. This will enable the program to monitor progress and make necessary real-time changes.
For the past three decades, Washington Academy has developed a specialized K-2 program unlike most other private schools for the disabled. We believe it is critical to develop skills, implement interventions and foster creativity in its youngest scholars.
To this goal, Washington Academy lowers the student/teacher ratio to 3:1. In this program there is a Masters level Special Education teacher and two highly skilled and trained staff members, in addition to a Masters level reading specialist.
Washington Academy understands that our youngest scholars need a multi-sensory approach to instruction and require differentiated instruction to meet their specific IEP goals and objectives.
We offer a specialized reading and math program to help students learn and grow so that they can keep pace with their public school peers.
It is important for students at this age level to develop a strong learning and academic foundation built on basic skills of reading, math and study skills in order to succeed at state testing in later grade levels. That is why Washington Academy has made it a priority to integrate technology into the classroom. Students learn how to use a computer as well as benefit from the interactivity of a smart board in the classroom.
The K-2 curriculum is designed to stimulate life-long curiosity and exploration by making learning an engaging process that enables the youngest generation of scholars to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and enduring understandings.
Every minute of the school day, whether spent inside or outside the classroom, is looked upon as an opportunity for new understanding and growth. Thus art classes provide outlets for student creativity and self-expression and technology classes impart foundations in research skills. In addition, daily physical education classes afford opportunities for play, social interaction, and lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership.
Washington Academy believes its advantageous for students to attend the K-2 program because it affords them the opportunity to learn positive behavior choices early on in the developmental process.
Good choices and positive behavior intervention at a critical age can alter a student’s future for the better. That is why Washington Academy places so much attention on students in this critical program.