The Genesis School is a public separate school designed to meet the needs of students, kindergarten (K) through grade twelve (12), in special education who have been identified as having behavioral/emotional disabilities. Students enrolled in the Genesis School are eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that guides services.
Students at Genesis School receive direct, specialized instruction in social and emotional learning as well as academics in a small group setting. Each classroom is facilitated by a teacher and at least one paraprofessional. In addition to intense instruction in social and emotional learning and academics, students enrolled in the Genesis School receive mental health support services from Child Focus, Inc.. Mental health services may be provided in a small group or individual setting, based on student need. All mental health supports focus on participating independently in the classroom.
The Genesis School program is designed to allow students to receive direct instruction in, then practice, the skills needed to participate successfully in their home district programs. Many of the unstructured components of a typical school program (frequent class changes, unsupervised hallway and restroom breaks) have been removed at the Genesis School in order to keep students safe and allow for immediate student success.
The Genesis School is located on the CEC-South Campus. For more information, please contact the school directly.
Sarah Bose, Principal
Melissa Yearwood, Administrative Assistant