IU1 Educational Campus at Waynesburg

The Intermediate Unit 1 Educational Campus at Waynesburg 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.

The campus at Waynesburg provides education and related services to students in grades K–12 who are in need of highly supportive and comprehensive special education services that are not available in the public school setting. Each classroom is supported educationally and emotionally by a paraprofessional and social worker.

As an Intermediate Unit 1 program, Waynesburg 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

Autistic Support Services

Autistic Support Services offers students in grades 6–12 a highly structured environment with emphasis on speech and language development and social skills training. These are essential skills for children afflicted by autism who often have difficulty interpreting body language, interacting with others, and changing routines. The program encourages development of independent learners capable of communicating and problem-solving.

Therapeutic Emotional Support

Waynesburg offers separate Therapeutic Emotional Support (TES) programs for students at the elementary and secondary levels who meet criteria for emotional disturbance but also need the individual and group therapy. An individual Behavior Intervention Plan is created for each child. TES programs offer highly structured classroom environments with emphasis on positive behavior interventions. A child psychiatrist serves as consultant and manages students’ medication.

Life Skills Support

The Life Skills Support (LSS) program at Waynesburg serves students who have intellectual abilities that prevent them from obtaining meaningful progress in a general education curriculum. The LSS program emphasizes functional academics, communication skills, self-help, social self-advocacy, vocational and community living skills with community-based instructions in real-life situations.

Comprehensive Therapeutic Emotional Support Program

The Comprehensive Therapeutic Emotional Support (CTES) program at Waynesburg is designed for those students who are in need of a therapeutic educational setting to address their mental health or emotional needs. Waynesburg is equipped to take students into this program in grades K–12. Students in these classrooms receive a minimum of three hours of group and individual therapy per day with master's degree level licensed social workers, as well as medication management on site through a psychiatrist as requested.

Special Needs Students

All special needs students receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

Secondary students receive instruction in the core academic subjects: English, math, science, social studies, and physical education. Elective courses include wellness, journalism, literature, computer education, and current events.

Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic is located at the Waynesburg campus; more information is available at the Clinic's website.

Contact Us

For more information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Kristin Szewczyk
Principal/Supervisor of Education, IU1 Educational Campus at Waynesburg
Office: 724-938-3241 ext. 621
Fax: 724-627-3625
kristin.szewczyk@iu1.org

Leigh Dennick
Directorof IU1 Special Education Services
724-938-3241 ext. 273
leigh.dennick@iu1.org