OUR PHILOSOPHY

Dedicated to Success

Bynum School provides effective quality programs and services to students from preschool through adult by differentiating instruction and actively engaging students in learning activities.  Bynum School provides a safe, nurturing, and productive educational setting for children and young adults who are faced with unique challenges.  Each student is a valued individual who can learn appropriate skills. 

 

Expectations for students are defined in each student's Individual Program Plan (IPP). Students are assessed annually using a variety of instruments such as Brigance, Functional Academic Curriculum for Exceptional Students (F.A.C.E.S.), and Vocational and Transition assessments. Results of the evaluations are used to determine each student's goals and specific objectives. Plans address communication, academic, behavior, social, life, and vocational areas—the IPP documents present levels of performance, procedures, evaluations, target dates, and completion dates.  Preparing IPPs is a collaborative process involving the head of school, teachers, therapists, and parents.  Documents are updated every nine weeks and reviewed with parents annually.  Bynum School plans and modifies programs according to the individual needs of each student.

 

Additional strategies that Bynum School incorporates into programs at all levels include Neuro-Music Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Speech Therapy.  Programs at Bynum School also develop each student’s self-esteem, life skills, and physical activity.  Community-based instruction offers opportunities for inclusion at different venues.  Students access technology using interactive boards, iPads, and computer workstations.