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Special Education

Bridge Services 

Dr. Sandi I. Ives, Supervisor
Ms. Tracy E. Paris, Services Secretary

Office Location:
Hadley Farms
7401 Hadley Farms Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Phone: (240) 740-3250
Fax: 301-840 -7199
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Bridge Services support students in Grades 6–12 who demonstrate significant social emotional learning, and/or behavioral challenges that make it difficult for them to succeed in a comprehensive school environment. Many students require social and emotional support to access their academic program.

Comprehensive behavior management strategies such as proactive teaching and rehearsal of social skills and the use of  structured and consistent reinforcement systems are hallmarks of this program. Services are provided in a continuum of settings that may include separate classes and opportunities for participation in general education classes with nondisabled peers as appropriate.

Briggs Chaney MS (Grades 6–8),
Gaithersburg MS (Grades 6–8),
Herbert Hoover MS (Grades 6–8)

Gaithersburg HS (Grades 9–12),
Paint Branch HS (Grades 9–12)
Winston Churchill HS (Grades 9–12)