Wellspring’s in-person program is a cohort-based model. STARS are placed in a specific cohort that meets in the same location with the same group of teachers. This approach creates a safe, predictable environment with consistent social interactions. Cohorts are reassembled every trimester, allowing for STARS to fully integrate with the broader Wellspring community. Within each cohort, teams of teachers are responsible for developing and delivering all content. The classes they teach fall into one of our five major subjects
Learning & Enrichment:
Our Learning & Enrichment classes are designed to expand our STARS’ view of the world and introduce them to new topics, concepts, or ways of communicating.
Examples include: American Sign Language, Café Conversations, Celebrate Good Times, Chapter Chat, Globetrotters, Marvelous Museums, Knitting, Season of Celebration, Sewing, Science Exploration, and Zoology 101
Arts & Performances:
Our Arts & Performances classes foster creativity, allowing our STARS to express themselves in a safe and diverse community, while also building their confidence for social interactions.
Examples include: Art Therapy, Choir, Chorale, Clay for Keeps, Creative Journaling, Dance, Improv, Jewelry Making, Nature Art, Page to Stage, Paint and Sip, and Photography
Health & Fitness:
Our Health & Fitness classes provide our STARS with the knowledge and adapted skills to encourage healthy living.
Examples include: 30 Minute HIIT, adaptABILTIY, Bowling, CrossFit, Fitness, Mindful Movement, Nutrition, Special Olympics Basketball, Swimming, and Team Sports
Life & Leadership Skills:
Our Life and Leadership Skills classes empower our STARS to be active, contributive members of society, providing opportunities for them to be leaders among their own peers and in the community at large.
Examples include: Community Orienteering, Excellent Adventures, Help and Hope, It’s Your Move, Kitchen and Bakery Skills 101, Number Ninjas, Resource 101, Shopping
Our Social Responsibility classes encourage our STARS to make a positive impact in the community, by either volunteering their time or spreading positivity.
Examples include: Nature Trails, Purposeful Pottery, and Zoology 102