Message from Tasha Christian Adams, Principal:
mission of Edgewood Community Developmental School is, “To develop
(independence) and positive social interaction so all students can be
actively involved in their community. We will accomplish this through a
caring, committed, and highly qualified staff, teaching in a safe and
nurturing environment.” The child friendly mission statement is, “Our
school helps us be the best we can be.” Our students recite our student
friendly mission, vision and beliefs statements every morning as well
as our school expectations. We truly believe in preparing our students
for life in the 21st Century.
believe in teaching each and every child the way he/she learns best.
It’s all about small group instruction. It’s about starting a child
academically from where they are and having them achieve their maximum
potential and beyond. It’s also important that parents are included in
every aspect of his or her child’s education. Their input is valued in
creating his/her child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). We recognize
that parent involvement is essential in ensuring every student is
recognize at Edgewood School that every child should be treated as an
individual. We believe in educating the “whole child.” Teachers
creatively plan lessons using the Common Core and Essential Standards -
Extended Content Standards as their foundation in addition to research
based strategies to actively engage all children. Staff are committed
to providing meaningful experiences to reward and recognize students for
their hard work pertaining to their character, academics, and behavior
skills in and out of the school environment.
Edgewood School strives to offer realistic and viable alternatives when
our families are faced with decisions concerning their child’s future.
Our goal is also to prepare our students for life beyond the
educational setting into workshop settings and community based settings
and/or job setting.