• REACH Adaptive Learning Center

    The REACH Adaptive Learning Center is an alternative education placement within the Wentzville School District that provides education and therapy to students with a variety of special needs from k-12 grade.  The REACH program provides an integrated approach to learning which allows students the opportunity to learn and grow through active exploration and mindfulness-based practices.  Students enrolled in the program are offered an individualized approach to education and begin the program with a low student/staff ratio and transition toward larger group engagements as they are ready. Students in the program engage with teachers and peers at a level and pace that is unique and appropriate for each student. Students enrolled at REACH Adaptive Learning Center may qualify for additional summer programming individually, as an extension of their programming.  

    Our staff, which includes teachers certified in regular education and special education, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, instructional assistants and nurses use a whole-child approach to education, continually assessing students' development to ensure their educational journey prepares them for 'quality of life' success. This means that, in addition to targeting academics, our multidisciplinary staff of teachers, therapists, and instructional assistants work together to help children reach their potential in all aspects of life.

    By collaborating on each student, we are able to implement strategies to help students grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, communicatively, and physically. Each student has a team of educators and therapists to address specific cognitive, emotional, and social developmental milestones. Our program emphasizes positive relationships as the core purpose for motivated learning. Students learn to improve their executive functioning skills, self-regulation abilities, and to efficiently process information in both social-emotional and educational engagements.


    REACH Adaptive Learning Center


    Our mission is to educate all children through mindful learning.


    Our vision strives to prepare students for quality of life success by providing a compassionate, relationship-based culture within a safe and supported environment.  The REACH Adaptive Learning program seeks to provide an individualized, whole-child approach to learning that has a primary focus on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in order to encourage students to succeed educationally.   


    Relationships: We promote and value student, family and staff connections in order to positively impact one another. 

    Trust:  We are attuned, connected and  present. We are willing and available to help those in need.  

    Hope: We provide hope and opportunity for all students using an adaptive, individualized approach to learning. 

    Compassion:  We are resilient. We start and end every day anew with kindness and empathy.   

    Equity and Inclusion: We expect fairness and respect for all members of our community. We appreciate uniqueness and promote creativity and collaboration.  

    Perseverance: We continually assess and reflect on our progress in order to promote success and innovation in all that we do.