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Washtenaw County Intermediate School District in the fall

After nearly 45 years of serving students with disabilities from across Washtenaw County, significant renovation and reconstruction will begin on High Point School in early 2020. Before staff and students move out so construction can commence, Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) will be hosting a Farewell Celebration honoring High Point School. The celebration will be held on Monday, December 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and all current and former staff, students, and families of High Point, Honey Creek Community School, and Gretchen’s House, as well as general community members, are invited to join. Cake and coffee will be served, and remarks will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“We are incredibly grateful to our community for passing the August bond proposal so High Point can be transformed into a high-quality school designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities for generations to come,” stated WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel. “While we are eager to begin the reconstruction and renovation process, we also want to pause to celebrate and share memories of the existing building that has been serving students with significant needs since it opened in 1975.”

Opened in May 1975, High Point School was originally designed to serve a different population of special education students than it does today. Today, High Point students have severe cognitive and multiple disabilities, many of whom are medically fragile, and require specialized learning environments, equipment, and support. Students from all 9 public school districts in Washtenaw County attend High Point School and often attend the program from age 3 through 26. High Point School also shares its campus with Honey Creek Community School, Gretchen’s House, and WISD’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program to create an integrated learning environment so students with severe disabilities learn alongside their general education peers.

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Community members can RSVP for the Farewell Celebration on December 16, 2019 online here or by calling (734) 994-8100 ext. 1300.

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