Often students with multiple disabilities have difficulty dealing with and expressing frustration, anger, and negative feelings.

Frequently special education students have difficulty processing information, staying motivated, dealing with failures, and making appropriate behavioral choices. Our goal is to teach our students the social, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to successfully problem solve and make appropriate decisions that will help them believe, achieve, and thrive personally, in school, and in life.

Points can be earned each class period for following directions, appropriate language and behavior, academic effort, individual goals, and readiness for class work.

Earning a set amount of points raises students to higher behavior levels and greater rewards. Students on the highest behavior levels are treated to school parties, time in the school clubhouse, and special off-campus activities and field trips. Our students work hard to earn the extra privileges that come with additional points, and for school-wide recognition and awards each semester.

An excellent attendance incentive program rewards students with one excused or no absences for the monthly basis with a full hot breakfast cooked by staff. At the end of the semester, students get raffle tickets for each week of perfect attendance which are used to win raffle prizes such as bicycles, televisions, musical instruments, gaming systems, ipads, gift cards, clothes, toys, and more. Our students maintain an average daily attendance rate of about 85%, which is excellent for any school, and truly exceptional for a special education population.

During monthly and end of semester assemblies students receive recognition, awards, trophies, cash, and prizes.

All graduating seniors are eligible for $1,000 scholarships to attend college or vocational school, plus the faculty vote to present to the most deserving students the:

  • Chuck Ruffin Citizenship Award
  • Mildred Walker Most Improved Achievement Award
  • Aaron Manley Memorial Arts Scholarship
  • Bob Meistrell Memorial Inspirational Values Scholarship