About BRIDGES

  • 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
    • Elementary students

    Transition

    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.

     

    If you are a WCPSS elementary school and would like to make a referral, please make sure you have first discussed this with your behavior support coach.  You may access the Bridges referral here.

    Once received, referrals are forwarded to Special Education Services for a screening prior to being scheduled. Therefore, in order to be considered for a Thursday afternoon referral meeting, the referral must be received no later than 9:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the Thursday meeting (see dates below).  Referrals should be sent in with all required components in order to be scheduled.   Referral Meetings for the 2019-20 school year are scheduled for the following dates:  

     

    Referral Meeting Date:                          Competed referral due:

    September 12                                          September 9

    September 26                                          September 23

    October 3                                                September 30

    October 17                                              October 13

    November 14                                          November 11

    December 12                                          December 9

    January 16                                             January 13

    January 30                                             January 27

    February 6                                             February 3

    February 20                                           February 17

    March 5                                                 March 2

    March 19                                               March 16

    April 2                                                   March 30

    April 16                                                 April 13

    May 7                                                    May 4