The mission of The Anderson School is to help middle school/and or senior high students realize meaningful success in the general education curriculum, develop self-advocacy strategies for emotional growth, and refine social skills that reflect respect and responsibility. Students have classes in four core subjects and two electives during their academic day. Each student also participates in a social skills class, which offers reinforcement opportunities for appropriate behavior and further instruction. Students make progress toward graduation requirements in their home school districts.
Special Education at the Anderson School
The Anderson School’s Special Education program operates for students in grades 6-12 whose primary needs are in the area of emotional support. Students who attend this program demonstrate behavioral characteristics and social issues that impede their educational progress. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) team develops a positive behavior support plan for each student. The positive behavior support plan, based on a functional behavior assessment, incorporates methods that utilize positive reinforcement and other positive techniques to shape student behavior. Students have four core subjects and two electives during their academic day. Students make progress toward graduation requirements in their home school districts. The staff of The Anderson School provides group counseling for each student thirty minutes per day during a social skills period with extra individual support from the school counselor.