Public Separate Setting
Guilford County Schools provides services for students with disabilities who require specialized instruction in an environment away from their peers without disabilities at the following school sites:
Gateway Education Center is a public separate school that serves students, birth to twenty-two years of age, with severe cognitive, physical, and/or medical disabilities. Education and care includes developing and maintaining, with dignity, humanity, and purpose, each student and their family’s potential in the areas of health, social/emotional, behavioral, vocational, daily living, and academics. The Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association’s Infant Toddler Early Intervention program, for students birth to 3, is a nonprofit agency housed at Gateway Education Center. This program serves children, 0-3 years, who require, by medical necessity, two of three therapies (speech, physical, occupational), as well as an early intervention academic program for children to meet developmental milestones. Gateway also has the GCS PreK public separate program for students who need the most intensive services offered on the education continuum. The school age program, 5-22 years of age, focuses on the needs of those children with severe cognitive, physical, and or medical disabilities. Currently serving 247 students, birth to 22, Gateway Education Center is a wonderful school to celebrate the accomplishments of children and their families. The program at Gateway also provides monthly parent/caregiver groups, counseling, and workshops. The focus of Gateway is to ensure the success of all children and their families.