The mission of the Greene County Learning Center is to provide a safe, individualized, encouraging environment to help foster the five core expectations of being respectful, responsible, safe, problem solvers and learners. We promote school success daily, leading students to become independent and productive members of society.
The GCLC will continue to develop and provide creative, efficient and customized educational services to our students. We aspire to create opportunities for students to become successful, independent, productive, responsible young adults through a healthy, nurturing environment.
We believe in…
- Achievable expectations.
- A positive approach for change.
- Everyone having the potential to learn.
- Inspiring others beyond their personal challenges.
- Teaching socially appropriate behaviors.
- Developing life long learners.
- Dignity, worth and respect for all individuals/cultures.
About Us . . .
The Greene County Learning Center (GCLC) is a public “separate facility” school (housing grades K-12) located in Yellow Springs. We serve students from all school districts in Greene County. All the staff at GCLC work together to meet the academic and emotional needs of the children and youth that they serve. The major objectives of the program are to help the individual gain some self-awareness, learn new coping skills, increase their ability to make appropriate choices, and improve social-interpersonal interaction with peers and adults. An additional objective is to help the student achieve academically to the best of their ability. Our ultimate goal is to help each of our students to successfully return to their home school environment and/or to function more fully in the world around them.
The staff of the Greene County Learning Center consists of Intervention Specialists and Mental Health Therapists. Students, who have Individual Education Plans and have demonstrated the need for intensive behavioral and mental health interventions, may be referred by their home school district for services. Our classrooms are made up of no more than 10 students with an Intervention Specialist and Classroom Assistant. Each student receives academic instruction that is appropriate for both his or her grade level and personal academic ability. In addition, all students receive individual and group mental health therapy, which is provided by our licensed mental health therapists. Students work on their behaviors through an intensively monitored program of positive behavior supports. Daily feedback is sent home to parents so that they can work with us to support their child in the improvement process.
If you would like additional information about our program, please contact your district’s special education supervisor or contact our Director – Jason Miller