Helen J Stewart Vision Statement
Helen J. Stewart School embraces the vision that all students can develop the skills necessary to become participating members of their communities.
Helen J Stewart Mission Statement
Helen J. Stewart School provides students with learning activities to develop daily living, vocational, communication, social, and functional academic skills. We believe the use of a comprehensive Community-Based-Instruction program is essential to the generalization of these skills.
Legal Aid Center - Guardianship Classes
Friday, September 29 - Picture Day
Monday, October 9 - Staff Development Day (No School for Students)
Friday, October 27 - Nevada Day Observed (No School)
We are hiring for the following positions:
· Autism Teacher
· Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant III
Helen J. Stewart is a special school that exclusively serves students with disabilities located near Flamingo & Eastern (2375 E. Viking Rd.). We have about 20 total classrooms and roughly 140 students. Most of our students are non-verbal, and we have classrooms ranging from elementary to post-secondary. Daily specials include Art, Adaptive PE, and Music. Some of the things that make our school different include:
A strong sense of community and support where the self-contained classrooms are fewer and more isolated. Since every classroom is serving special needs students, the entire school is better geared toward addressing the unique challenges associated with that population. Everyone on-site from administrators to custodial staff better understands working and interacting with special needs students.
On-site staff dedicated to classroom support for assistive technology/communication, behavior, speech/language, and OT/PT.
Support staff work is based on a 7-hour day, which means an extra hour of pay compared to many of the district’s positions.
SPTA’s have the opportunity to earn extra income by becoming bus aides.
Each classroom has a teacher and two SPTA’s.
We have a large enclosed outdoor area with a walking track and playground equipment, including separate areas for younger and older students. We also have an indoor swimming pool, daily living skills room, and reinforcement/curriculum/assistive technology library.
About Our School
Helen J. Stewart is a special education school serving students with significant intellectual disabilities and other secondary disabilities who range in age from 6-22 years old. Students from throughout Clark County attend Stewart for specialized instruction in daily living, functional academics, vocational, communication, behavioral, and transitional needs.
All students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Helen J. Stewart has 21 classrooms plus building specialists for music, art, transition services, adaptive physical education, and swimming. We also have speech therapists, a physical therapist, and an occupational therapist working with students.
Helen J. Stewart School is a large facility which has an indoor swimming pool, a barn, sensory room, computer lab, daily living skills room, and a greenhouse facility. These facilities are used to enhance student learning and to develop life-long skills and interests that can be generalized to the community in which they live.
Helen J. Stewart also utilizes the latest technology to support the specialized curriculum needs of students in english/language arts, mathematics, and science, as well as communication, self-help, and life skills goals. Technology is implemented with students on an individual basis.