• Our Mission Statement

    Bridges Program provides a caring, safe, structured, and creative environment that inspires, supports, and empowers students to believe in themselves, achieve personal goals, and succeed socially, emotionally, and academically.

    Program Components

    • Assessment/Intervention program
    • Comprehensive evaluation (educational, behavioral/emotional) when appropriate
    • Structured behavior management and feedback system
    • Academic instruction based on individual needs and abilities
    • Daily student/staff group meetings for planning, evaluation, and problem solving
    • Support for student and staff as students transition back to a less restrictive setting
    • Focus on strong liaison with community services
    • Development of interventions and plans to facilitate student success  

    Description of Program

    • Component of Wake County Public School System
    • Located in a wing of Mt. Vernon School
    • Student hours – 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. 
    • Breakfast – All of our students receive a free breakfast. (See Letter Attached)
    • Lunch full-paid = $2.55
    • Transportation provided

    Target Population

    • Students experiencing academic, emotional and behavioral difficulties that are interfering with school success
    • Students' difficulties may include academic, family, behavioral, social, neurological, and thought/mood disorders
    • Students in 1st through Fifth Grade


    The goal is to determine an appropriate educational setting for each student. BRIDGES supports a student's transition by working directly with students and by supporting the student once he is placed in a less restrictive educational setting.