About the Millet Learning Center
Melvin G. Millet Learning Center provides individualized educational programs and services to address the unique needs of Saginaw County students with low incidence handicaps in a welcoming school atmosphere. The diverse student population includes approximately 270 students ages 3 through 25 with moderate to severe performance challenges. These are expressed either individually or in combination by cognitive impairment, physical impairment, health impairment, or autism.
Support services at Millet Learning Center are as comprehensive as may be experienced in clinical health care settings, but within a school atmosphere to accomplish an educational mission. Professional support staff include nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and a school psychologist. For better health, all classrooms participate in an instructor led physical education program that includes use of a gymnasium, swimming pool, and fully accessible outdoor play and learning center. Nutrition is assisted by a complete food service program that offers a full range of dietary options.
Millet Learning Center educators have a commitment to developing essential life skills in all students within a caring and supportive school community using the highest educational standards. Staff are highly trained to provide care and education to students with needs that are not as fully understood in more typical school settings. Staff use research and evidence based best practices in their approach to providing up to date instructional methods that accomplish relevant student goals in partnership with parents. Continuous improvement in what we do is a strong component of Millet Learning Center's program. Staff continuously search out, examine, and implement better ways to accomplish student learning and care in a manner that is responsive to family concerns. To the extent possible, integration into the community and other school environments is actively pursued in an effort to better assist later life transition goals for all students.
Programs and Support Services
The Work Experience Program's Goal is Self-sufficiency.