Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
County : Montgomery County
Phone : 301-251-4624
Fax : 301-251-4588
Referral Contact : Angela Hart, M.Ed.; (301) 217-5413
Disabilities Served : 06 - Emotional Disability, 08 - Other Health Impairments, 09 - Specific Learning Disabilities, 10 - Multiple Disabilities
Length of School/Program Year : 11 month
MSDE Approval Category : Type I General Education, Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 60
Ages Served : 11 - 21
Grade Range : 6 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted : No
Setting : Day
Before and/or After School Program : No
Nurse on-site (full or part time) : Yes
Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
Hours of Operation for School Day : 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (M, T, Th, F) 8:30am-12:00pm (W)
Program Description : The Ridge School of Montgomery County offers Type1full and partial day special education services for students with emotional disabilities, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, and other health impairments. We provide educational, clinical, and behavioral services for students in grades 6 through 8 and 9 through 12. The school’s vision is that our students will overcome all obstacles on their path to freedom and independence. To that end, teachers strive to create a therapeutic learning environment that is based on the belief that all students can learn in classrooms that promote respect, scholarship, integrity, and physical and emotional safety y. Classroom instruction is based on Common Core State Standards and is designed to prepare students for the PARCC Assessments. Any grades or credits earned by students while at the Ridge School are directly transferable to their receiving school upon discharge from the program. Clinical and behavior staff support students as they reflect on behaviors which have interfered with their school success and prevented them from maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults. We utilize the Restorative Justice Model of school discipline which provides a variety of ways for students to repair harm done prior to the need for more serious consequences. Our psychoeducational services include: individual and group counseling, special education and clinical services through the implementation of each student's Individualized Education Program (IEP), behavior management and crisis intervention, career education and transition planning. Staffing includes school administrators, an IEP Coordinator, a Testing & Assessment Coordinator.
Related Services : Licensed school social workers, certified special education teachers, teacher aides, one -to-one classroom aides, licensed speech & language therapist, licensed occupational therapist.