We establish a safe secure environment to serve the unique needs of students with complex disabilities and their families. Those entrusted to us will be provided with a personalized life enriching curriculum that includes skills for functional living and an improved quality of life. Our graduates will confidently and actively participate as valued members of their community.
The Mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high quality
education for all students.
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Parents can now access their student's information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child's current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom - all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information on this exciting new service!
This year the About Face Award goes to Carl Nees. Carl was honored by the district at an awards ceremony on April 10th. All of us at KMSA are very proud of him.
WAY TO GO CARL!!
Art's Carts of Dundee presented KMSA with a golf cart to be used around our wonderful campus. We are very grateful of their generous gift!
KMSA publishes a weekly newsletter to keep families informed about what's happening around the school and in the classroom. Click to view in your browser; right-click to save for later.
This year there will be fewer Early Release days and the students will be released earlier than last year. The next Early Release day for this school year is April 9th and the students will start loading buses at 12:00 p.m. You should expect your student to arrive home 2 1/2 hours earlier than usual.
We periodically update our website Photo Gallery with pictures taken around campus and during special events. Check it out!!
|April 9||Early Release Day|
|May 8||Prom / Adult Dance|
PCM is an advanced system of crisis management. Unlike other methods that teach intervention techniques only after individuals have become non-compliant, agitated or aggressive, PCM focuses primarily on prevention before a crisis occurs. PCM includes Crisis Prevention, Crisis De-escalation, Crisis Intervention, and Post-Crisis Intervention components. PCM utilizes "hands on" competency-based training and written tests to certify that individuals who receive instruction in PCM reach the highest level of skill acquisition. PCM is the only complete crisis management system available that can guarantee successful prevention and intervention with maximum safety, increased dignity and total effectiveness.
The best way to handle a crisis situation is to prevent it before it happens!
The crisis prevention component of the PCM system teaches a wide range of nonphysical and verbal strategies for the prevention of crisis situations. Since PCM is based on a teaching and learning model, it integrates smoothly as well as complements and strengthens our existing teaching and treatment strategies. Furthermore, throughout PCM, an emphasis is placed on the importance of individual choice and basic human rights.