The special-needs educational program at Mary Meredith K-12 School offers:
- a small, controlled environment
- individualized positive, behavioral intervention
- a flexible academic approach
- social skills instruction
- job development
- group and individual counseling
The Mary Meredith K-12 School program comprises the following essential components to produce a comprehensive educational experience:
- Academic Standards: An educational curriculum in compliance with Tucson Unified School District Standards and Arizona State Educational Standards.
- Parental Involvement: Opportunities for parents to learn new ways to deal with inappropriate behaviors through professional resources.
- Therapeutic Support Systems: Social-skills training and psychological services.
- Comprehensive Individualization: A consistent focus on each child's individual strengths, learning style, special needs, and present level of academic progress.
- Behavioral Management: Emphasis on a positive approach of natural-and-logical consequences and rewards for desired behavior.
- Medical Cooperation: A partnership with the home in monitoring medical conditions and in administering MD-directed medications.
- On-the-Job Training/Service Learning: Age-appropriate job placements in the community to allow students to earn both academic credit and gain real-world experience.
To provide oversight of the Mary Meredith K-12 School program, the School Council-comprised of the school staff, the parents/guardians, and community representatives-reviews the program monthly, and accordingly advises the school administration on improved efforts to achieve the mission of the school.
Program Information and Guidelines (in PDF)