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Elementary Self-Supported Classroom

Our Self-Supported program offers a nurturing Christian Education to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are currently exploring options to expand our offerings to students who are in the peer group of Kindergarten-4th graders. This classroom will provide a space for growth in individual goals and objectives.

Focuses on Inclusion

One of the goals of the Self Supported Program is to provide mainstream learning experiences to our students where appropriate. Students may have the opportunity to join their peers in enrichment classes, lunch, recess, Chapel, and some classroom learning activities.

Program Highlights:

  • A Christian education for students with specific needs in intellectual and developmental growth
  • Small group class for Kindergarten-4th graders
  • Inclusion with mainstream buddy classes where appropriate

Self-Supported Classroom Faculty

Mrs. Charlotte Rash, our Elementary Self-Supported Teacher, not only has a wealth of experience working with these students both in and out of the classroom, but sees her position as a special type of calling and ministry. She has over 20 years experience in counseling and education. She graduated Liberty University with a degree in Psychology and has multiple certifications in cognitive behavioral therapies, autism behavioral health, and school psychology.

Joanna Swofford

Joanna Swofford

Elementary School Principal

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Charlotte Rash

Charlotte Rash

EXCEL Teacher

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One Body, Many Members

A blog post about our elementary self-supported classroom

At WCCS, we believe that each student has been created special in the image of God, and an individual’s unique abilities and disabilities are a meaningful part of God’s creation and meant to bring Him glory. Click the button below to read more about our goal to come alongside parents and help these students reach their fullest potential.

Self-Supported Classroom Program Costs

Services such as the Self-Supported Classroom within the EXCEL Program at Westminster Catawba Christian School are priced individually and are in addition to tuition. To view & download the a price sheet for the EXCEL Program, click here or the button below.

Want to learn more?

For more information about our Elementary Self-Supported Classroom, please contact Joanna Swofford at jswofford@wccs.org

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