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  Mission Statement  

We the faculty and staff of Magnolia, Alpha & Omega, and CDC School believe that:

  1. Students come first.
  2. All staff must model exemplary social, ethical and educational values.
  3. We must effectively communicate the school's expectations, goals and progress to all stakeholders.
  4. Students must demonstrate appropriate social behaviors in the academic setting.
  5. Students must share the responsibility for their own academic success.
  6. A positive school climate should be evidenced by trust, cooperation and pride.

  About The School  

The Magnolia School Is:

A positive behavioral program for special education students with a current Mississippi handicapping eligibility and current IEP. Students' placement at Magnolia is determined at an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) meeting. Magnolia is a district wide program and students are transported by special transportation to and from school. As the student continues to work on academic skills as addressed in the IEP, he/she also learns and applies appropriate replacement behavioral skills in social situations, conflict resolution, anger management and physical education activities. Our program is located on the campus of the DeSoto County Alternative Center in Horn Lake, MS.

The Magnolia School has full time staff consisting of Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and in some cases Personal Care Assistants.  Additional support staff include a school psychologist, behavior techs, positive behavior specialists, behavior coaches and Region IV Mental Health Therapists, etc. There are also part-time occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech/language pathologists.