Structured Skills Center Program (SSC)
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In an effort to meet all students’ needs, GBSD offers a specialized, structured program for students with special needs designed to provide services on a temporary basis until the student gains the skills needed to be successful in a less restrictive setting. SSC programming is based on behavior analysis theory, cognitive behavioral theory and restorative practices.
The goal of the SSC Program is to assist students who have social, emotional and behavioral challenges with learning the skills they need to successfully learn and grow. This program is self-contained, highly structured and provides specially designed instruction for students who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and a documented need for a higher level of support. We maintain a high staff-to-student ratio and the highly trained staff is dedicated to providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Since the goal of the program is to help students gain the skills they need to be successful in a less restrictive setting, the SSC program is considered temporary. Participation in the program will be reviewed continuously on a 30 school day basis to determine if transition back to the neighborhood school is appropriate, and if so, to what degree.
- PBIS school-wide systems
- Restorative practices in classrooms
- Individualized behavioral assessment and intervention, supported by a dedicated Behavior Coach
- Structured system for responding to behaviors with reinforcement/consequences
- Small group, explicit instruction in social skills, self-regulation, problem solving, and executive functioning
- Individual & group support by Licensed Social Worker (LCSW)
LEVEL 1: Elementary: The SSC Level 1 is a temporary elementary program that will support students who have been identified as having an appropriate need for this type of programming in grades K-5.
Student hours: 8:35 am - 3:05 pm; late start Wednesdays 9:35 am - 3:05 pm
LEVEL 2: Middle School: The SSC Level 2 is a temporary middle school program that will support students who have been identified as having an appropriate need for this type of programming in grades 6-8.
Student hours: 9:05 am - 3:35 pm; late start Wednesdays 10:05 am - 3:35 pm