Children and Family Services

Potentials School

Every child deserves the best education possible.

The school offers a cutting-edge approach to educating children from pre-k through eighth grade who are unable to walk and talk independently. Through its intensive therapeutic model, Potentials equips students with a solid foundation in communication, mobility, sensory needs and academics. Greater independence allows them to have more positive experiences at home and school, as well as in the community.

Who benefits from our school: Recognized locally and state-wide, our school is for students in pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade with physical, communicative and/or medical needs. The intensive classroom learning is interwoven with speech, occupation, and physical therapies and the comprehensive family support services of The Arc of Palm Beach County.

What our school offers: Our curriculum focuses on a therapeutic educational model, designed especially and individually for children with special needs. The school’s focus on independence, communication and academics provides stimulating opportunities for learning. Potentials School has the full support of the Palm Beach County School Board and is an active member of the Florida Consortium for Public Charter Schools.


Children and Teens Camps

Creating social experiences for youth with disabilities.

The Arc provides a wide array of recreational camp experiences for children, teens and young adults. Activities range from field trips to arts and crafts to sports lessons. Well-trained staff facilitate a safe, active community- based experience.

This one-of-a-kind program provides developmental, social and behavioral support services to youth enrolled in approved afterschool, day camp and summer camp programs throughout the county.


Club Arc

Community based recreational programs.

The Arc provides recreational programming that provides life skill training and social events for adults with disabilities to spend time with their peers.



Stand Up

Teen initiated leadership program.

Young adults develop leadership skills through peer-to-peer mentoring, advocacy and inclusion. The goal is to improve student’s quality of life through a variety of educational workshops, public speaking opportunities and most importantly, connection. Members earn volunteer hours and build their college and career resume providing peer-to-peer mentoring to children and teens with Arc of Palm Beach County.


AmeriCorps

Dedicated to strengthening communities.

AmeriCorps members help individuals with developmental disabilities learn and perfect much needed skills, provide community inclusion opportunities and promote self-advocacy. Members develop job readiness, employment soft skills, explore job opportunities and provide vocational training as part of their service.