REACH Adaptive Learning Center is an alternative education placement within the Wentzville School District that provides education and therapy to students with a variety of special needs from k-12 grade. REACH is a relationship-based program that provides an individualized whole-child approach to education. Each student participates in active learning experiences in the areas of communication, awareness, regulation, social-emotional learning, along with academics that promote student learning and growth in all areas. Students enrolled in the program begin with a low student/staff ratio and transition toward larger group engagements as they are ready. Students enrolled at REACH Adaptive Learning Center may qualify for additional summer programming individually, as an extension of their programming.
Our staff, which includes teachers certified in regular education and special education, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, instructional assistants and nurses provide a multidisplinary approach to learning, implementing strategies to help students grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, communicatively, and physically. Our program emphasizes positive relationships and student success as the core purpose for motivated learning. Students learn to improve their executive functioning skills, self-regulation abilities, and to efficiently process information in both social-emotional and educational engagements.
Our vision strives to prepare students for quality of life success by providing a compassionate, relationship-based culture within a safe and supported environment. The REACH Adaptive Learning program seeks to provide an individualized, whole-child approach to learning that has a primary focus on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, in order to encourage students to succeed educationally.
Relationships: We promote and value student, family and staff connections in order to positively impact one another.
Trust: We are attuned, connected and present. We are willing and available to help those in need.
Hope: We provide hope and opportunity for all students using an adaptive, individualized approach to learning.
Compassion: We are resilient. We start and end every day anew with kindness and empathy.
Equity and Inclusion: We expect fairness and respect for all members of our community. We appreciate uniqueness and promote creativity and collaboration.
Perseverance: We continually assess and reflect on our progress in order to promote success and innovation in all that we do.