Leonard Kirtz School
Leonard Kirtz School is a chartered public school, which provides comprehensive programs and education for school age children with DD. The content of the program is designed to provide social, academic, and vocational programs geared to the individual functioning level of each student.
Certified teachers and specialists provide instruction through the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP). IEP goals concentrate on developing skills in communication, self-help, functional daily living, social interaction, cognitive development, vocational preparation, and vocational training.
In addition to classroom programs, school-age students receive instruction in six departments each week from certified instructors. Departments include; adaptive physical education, swimming, snoezelen, music, and horticulture.
Social activities are an important part of Leonard Kirtz School. The major events held annually are the Halloween Party, Holiday Fest, Young People’s Concert, Spring Party, Graduation, and Prom. On a lesser scale, but very important, are weekly social activities planned by each teacher to develop and promote social skills among the students.
Leonard Kirtz School offers related services in the areas of speech, physical therapy, and contracted occupational therapy to those students in need of intervention. Other related services available to all students include nursing, transportation, and case management.
It is the Board’s intent that all students who enter Leonard Kirtz School increase their cognition and benefit physically and vocationally, so they may reach their fullest potential.
The MCBDD serves 14 school districts.