About the WCOC
WCOC is an alternative therapeutic program providing a structured setting for up to eight special education students in grades 7-12 with an Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (EBP) diagnosis and ordinarily a history of violent or aggressive behavior. Establishment of the WCOC in 2002 (?) was a collaborative effort by the Waseca Public Schools, Waseca County Human Services, Waseca County Court Services, and South Central Human Relations Center. WCOC students are taught according to their academic needs by a licensed Special Education teacher in seven core areas including math, English, science and social studies. The WCOC therapeutic components focus on students addressing their negative behaviors and developing skills to enhance their ability to become successful members of the community.
WCOC Mission Statement
The mission of the WCOC program is to provide skills that enable each student to be successful in the home, community, and school settings. Referrals to the program are from schools providing educational services to Waseca County residents. The program will encourage and support the social, behavioral, academic, and vocational development for every student as well as encourage, support and empower each family to be a partner in this process in the following manner:
- WCOC staff will work with students and their parents to identify each student’s individual needs
- WCOC staff will work to create an environment within the program that will assist the student to address their individual needs and attempt to move towards successful behaviors in these areas
WCOC staff will communicate with students, parents, other school personnel, and outside individuals who may be involved with the student to address and support behaviors across home, school and community settings