Our Unique Campus Environment has been
Carefully Designed to Promote Learning
Sensory Room Experience
Students with disabilities have a variety of sensory processing needs. Sensory seeking and avoidance behaviors at GPS are reduced using a sensory diet designed specifically for each individual student by a licensed therapist.
Our classrooms are organized around a structured teaching model developed for students who need intensive support and predictable, consistent routines. Our classrooms facilitate the development of language, communication, and social skills, along with self-help, sensory integration, and academic skills through the careful configuration of the rooms and the professionals who work in them. Positive behaviors, which are absolutely necessary for the successful integration of our students into the school and community, are emphasized through a structured set of coordinated activities using the latest communication technologies.
Characteristics of a structured teaching model classroom:
- Provides clear visual and physical structure
- Provides predictability in the learning environment through intense visual supports
- Provides each student with an individualized visual/object schedule which the student and staff adhere to throughout the day
- Provides an individual workstation and work system for each student to reduce distractions during assigned tasks
- Proactively provides information to the student to prepare them for impending changes in routine or activity using social stories, pictures, or rehearsed distinct verbal phases
BHHS Legacy Foundation Assistive Technology Lab
Our campus Assistive Technology Lab has a large inventory of low to high tech products, devices, software and educational resources which we use to assess student need through a collaborative, student -driven process. Our lab is designed to provide an adaptable environment to trial various AT tools.
Our related service providers for speech, physical, and occupational therapies conduct therapy in our spacious 800 square foot therapy room using state of the art equipment.
Additional Campus Features:
Gompers Boundless™ Park and Playground
GPS is very fortunate to have an ADA adaptive playground with; swings, slides, lifts and a series of connected bridges and gyms all housed on a two inch rubber play ground floor.
Our large, air-conditioned gymnasium features a full-size, regulation basketball court, convenient locker rooms and storage for all of the school’s adaptive physical education equipment. Our students enjoy daily physical activity through various sports and games in our gymnasium.
Sammy G’s Cafe
Sammy G’s is a beautiful cafeteria where students eat breakfast and lunch. They are given the opportunity to use their life skill training to purchase lunch and breakfast daily. Students are able to view the items on a point of sale system to determine what they would like to order
The Jeanette Estella Daley Accessible Garden
The GPS students are provided an opportunity to enjoy the whimsical colors and sunshine in the outdoor garden. Not only do they learn how to water and care for the garden, but they get to plant a seasonal garden in their own garden box.