The Foundation School

Get Directions1330 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774
Prince George's County
Referral Contact(s):
Admissions -Temeka Parker (301-773-3500 x 1118)
Disabilities Served:
01 - intellectual disability, 06 - emotional disability, 08 - other health impairments, 09 - specific learning disabilities, 10 - multiple disabilities, 14 - autism
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
5 - 21
Grade Range:
1 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Wheelchair Accessible:
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:15am-3:15 (M-F) 8:15-12:00 (every 2nd and 4th Wed)
Length of School/Program Year:
10 month, extended school year, 4 week summer school
Program Description:
The Foundation School provides a full continuum of educational services and therapeutic supports to meet the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of each student. Our mission is to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students identified as emotionally disabled, as well as those with social emotional and learning challenges, preparing them to be lifelong learners. Our vision is “all students experience success.” Additionally, we offer specialized classrooms to meet the unique needs of intellectually disabled students with emotional and behavior problems and separate classrooms for Autism Spectrum students. The Foundation School is a diploma bound program however, students may earn a Certificate of Attendance. The curriculum includes all subjects required by the state and local school systems and a specialized Career Research and Development Program of Study. Instructional strategies meet the Common Core State Standards and prepare students for the PARCC assessments. Individualized educational and clinical programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of students. Career Development starts in in first grade and is designed to facilitate grade level coordinated activities to ensure all students are college and career ready. For students ready to move to a less restrictive environment, transition services are provided to ensure a smooth transition. The comprehensive psycho- educational day program includes targeted educational, psychological and psychiatric interventions, social skills training, drug and alcohol education and prevention, medication evaluations and management. All students receive individualized case management services which include attendance monitoring and intervention, regular communication between home and school, collaboration with outpatient treatment providers and outside agencies. Behavior Management incorporates a positive approach to behavior monitoring and facilitation, peer mediation, conflict resolution and crisis intervention. Staffing includes: school administrative team, certified special education teachers, licensed clinical therapists, psychiatric consultants, licensed speech/ language therapists, licensed occupational therapists, certified behavior management specialists, dedicated aides and program assistants.
Related Services:
Special education services, individual and group therapy, Psychiatric and Counseling services, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy. Dedicated Aides, Behavior Management, and Job Coaching.
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