Gateway Education Center is a public separate school that serves students, birth to twenty-two years of age, with severe cognitive, physical, and/or medical disabilities. Education and care include developing and maintaining, with dignity, humanity, and purpose, each student, and their family's potential in the areas of health, social/emotional, behavioral, vocational, daily living, and academics. The Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association's Infant Toddler Early Intervention program, for students birth to 3, is a nonprofit agency housed at Gateway Education Center. This program serves children, 0-3 years, who require, by medical necessity, two of three therapies (speech, physical, occupational), as well as an early intervention academic program for children to meet developmental milestones. Gateway also has the GCS PreK public separate program for students who need the most intensive services offered on the education continuum. The school-age program, 5-22 years of age, focuses on the needs of those children with severe cognitive, physical, and or medical disabilities. The program at Gateway also provides monthly parent/caregiver groups, counseling, and workshops.
Christine Joyner Greene Education Center is a public separate school serving students 9th grade through age 22 years with special needs.. We serve students who need the most intensive services offered on the education continuum. We serve students in grades 9-12 who have moderate to severe developmental delays and autism, or who need a highly structured, smaller school environment with fewer distractions and fewer sensory challenges. We follow the Guilford County Schools Traditional calendar. Christine Joyner Greene Education Center works to ensure that students will have the vocational, social, communication, leisure and daily living skills that are needed for a happy and fulfilling adult life. Research-based instructional strategies give staff the tools to help students learn needed skills, and follow up opportunities are used to practice learned skills in natural settings. Instructional teams use positive behavior supports to manage behavioral challenges by increasing structure and communication tools, with support from colleagues and therapists. We take pride in the team work shared by all school staff, enabling students to develop independence and self-esteem in a positive educational setting.
The Meredith Leigh Haynes-Bennie Lee Education Center serves approximately 130 students from ages 3 to 22, all of whom have special needs and most of whom are considered medically fragile with significant disabilities. While we use the Extensions of the Common Core Standards, each of our students also has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Herbin-Metz Education Center serves students who need the most intensive services offered on the education continuum. We serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade who have moderate to severe developmental delays and autism, or who need a highly structured, smaller school environment with fewer distractions and an environment that can be modified to address sensory challenges.