A Community of Learners
Genesee Lake School pursues a single goal: to prepare students to return to their home school and succeed in that environment. We serve students from ages 4 to 21 who have behavioral, social, emotional and academic needs, including but not limited to:
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- School Phobia/Avoidance
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Learning Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Tourette’s Syndrome
State-of-the Art Facilities
Genesee Lake School recently completed construction of a new building specially designed to respond to the sensory needs of our students. From special lighting, to gentle chimes marking class transitions, the facility offers a welcome environment in which students can achieve progress on educational and behavioral goals.
Genesee Lake School provides Day School Services to area school districts seeking alternative placement for students who struggle in their home school environment.
We collaborate closely with students’ Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams to support their transition back to the home school. Our Day School Clinical Coordinators communicate actively and openly with the family, the local school district, and school staff.
Genesee Lake School is unique in its ability to support a wide spectrum of learners and learning styles. All academic instruction follows Wisconsin standards.
Our ICARE classrooms (Innovative Care for Autism and Related Disorders) serve students with significant cognitive challenges. We focus on building academic and social skills through intensive interaction and engagement with students. The DIR approach (Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based) developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan serves as the foundation of ICARE.
S.O.U.L. classrooms (Student Options for Unlimited Learning) emphasize small group instruction. We use Direct Instruction (DI) as the core curriculum in reading, math, writing and language. All students receive social studies, science, career exploration and social skills instruction. For students whose academic skills are at a higher level, we offer U.S. History, Economics, Government, American and British Literature, Algebra and Geometry. We work closely with local school districts to align credits for high school graduation.
Another option, Transition Classrooms, helps young adults ages 16-21 with vocational and transition planning. Students learn through a life skills curriculum that includes evaluation, pre-vocational job skills training, work-based learning, and community experience. In our new Learn To Work Program, students can learn pre-vocational job skills on campus in an environment that helps their ability to complete tasks more independently.
We offer art and music therapies as well as adaptive physical education classes. Also available are counseling services and occupational, speech and language therapies.
The Educational Leadership Team provides direction and support for our certified teachers, therapists, and instructional aides.
To request more information about GLS, visit our “Contact Us” page.