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Miller Park Center updates facilities, adds third building

Building surrounded by scaffolding

Progress continues at Miller Park Center as construction crews work on updates to the entire campus. The work will allow the Center's programs to more effectively reach and elevate their students' success.

A new building for the F.L.I.G.H.T. (Functional, Language, Intensive, Growth, Hands-on, Teaching) program is expected to be completed this October. The program serves youth with specific language, communication and behavioral needs in the district, first identifying the reasons for certain student behaviors and then implementing intervention to replace them with socially appropriate actions.

The addition will allow the school's G.R.E.A.T. (Gaining Real-life Experience And Training) program to move into the current F.L.I.G.H.T. building, which will also receive much-needed renovations. Eligible students ages 18-21 learn independent living skills in the G.R.E.A.T. program, such as cooking, cleaning, money management, employment and community involvement.

The renovation will add accessibility features, such as an elevator and widened staircases, to the main campus building, which will be the central home for the R.I.S.E. (Relationship-building, Intervention-based, Social – Emotional) program. R.I.S.E. prioritizes student success both academically and socially in a supportive environment. Teachers meet students where they are and provide individualized strategies as needed while maintaining structure and consistency.