Educational Campus at Washington Partial
The IU1 Educational Campus at Washington Partial provides a safe, orderly environment where all students can acquire and apply the knowledge and skills to become productive, responsible citizens, able to compete within a global economy.
Full Day Program
Students attend the program five days a week, 180 days per year and follow the Washington School District schedule.
An IU1 Program
As an IU1 program, Washington Partial is afforded the benefits of all the services and programs offered by IU1, such as:
- Pennsylvania Certified Special Education teachers
- Curricula and instruction aligned to the Pennsylvania Standards and Anchors
- Staff development in researched-based best practices
- The opportunity to participate in IU1 grant-funded projects
The Washington partial hospitalization programs in Washington are run by Centerville Clinics, Inc., and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The partial program services students grades 9–12 whose emotional and behavioral problems inhibit their ability to be successful in a community school setting.
Washington Partial program has one class — grades 9–12 — which can have a maximum of twelve students and are staffed with a teacher and a therapist. All educational services are provided by IU1.
The partial program is a mental health placement based on medical necessity; all students must have an Axis I affective diagnosis as well as a recommendation from a psychiatrist to be admitted into the program. The program is designed for students who need a higher level of mental health treatment than can be provided on an outpatient basis.
Students will participate in a therapeutic milieu where they receive three therapeutic groups daily and as much individual therapy as needed. A child psychiatrist is on-site two–three days a week to oversee treatment.