Blossomland Learning Center

What do we do?

Blossomland Learning Center provides positive learning environments and experiences that advance the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of our students.

Blossomland Learning Center, located in Berrien Springs, provides comprehensive programs and therapeutic services for students with severe multiple impairments and students with moderate to severe cognitive impairments, ages 3 to 26.

Through a functional curriculum that emphasizes skills, competencies, and orientations that are required for living in a supervised setting, Blossomland Learning Center operates as a separate special education program and serves those students who, as determined by their individualized education plans, require placement in a facility outside of the traditional school setting.

Placement is initiated through the local districts via the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, when it is determined by the IEP team that the student’s educational needs and related service requirements cannot be adequately provided for within the residential school district.

Transportation is provided throughout the county to/from all Berrien County districts for students placed at BLC. All teachers and ancillary staff  have approval in special education with appropriate certification. Classrooms are staffed with paraprofessionals aligning to the MARSE requirements and Berrien RESA District Plan.

 

We are here for YOU!

  • We provide special education programs and related services for students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments, Severe Cognitive impairments, Severe Multiple Impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • We provide Community-based Instruction for students over the age of 16 who are Moderate Cognitive Impaired, Severe Cognitive Impaired, Severe Multiply Impaired, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 



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Craig Kuhn, Principal                         Aaron Rubley, Assistant Principal


Contact Us

Blossomland Learning Center
711 St. Joseph Ave.
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Tel: 269-473-2600 
Fax: 269-471-9788

Principal: Craig Kuhn
Tel: 269-473-2600 ext. 2507
Fax: 269-471-9788
craig.kuhn@berrienresa.org

Assistant Principal:  Aaron Rubley
Tel: 269-473-2600 ext. 2505
aaron.rubley@berrienresa.org

Sex Education Review

As part of the Michigan's Revised School Code, Berrien RESA has made the choice to teach students about health and sex education each school year.  By doing this, we must follow rules outlined by the State which include a Health and Sex Education Advisory Board that must meet every two years for the purpose of updating and approving materials and adjust plans surrounding the law, practices, data and implementation of health and sex education.  

While Berrien RESA had plans of beginning this review in April 2020, with the unforeseen cancellation of in-person instruction due to COVID-19 that started March 16, 2020 and goes through the remainder of the school year, Berrien RESA cannot complete all the requirements and allow equal access to all communities members during this time.  Because of this, the review will go past the two-year time frame and will be completed during the first part of the 2020-2021 school year. 

Nondiscrimination Clause/Title IX

It is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency not to discriminate in its policies and practices with respect to compensation, terms, or conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, height, weight, marital status, political belief, genetic information, disability or handicap which does not impair an individual's ability to perform adequately in that individual's particular position or activity.

Lynda Hurlow
Executive Director of Human Resources
Berrien RESA
711 St. Joseph Avenue
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

For procedural information, please review our NEOLA Board Policy No. 2260.

Resources:

School Improvement Plan

Procedural Safeguards

2020 - 2021 Student Parent Handbook

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