Our mission to provide a safe, therapeutic educational environment in which students with significant social, behavioral, and emotional disabilities are provided an opportunity to maximize their academic potential while acquiring the life skills necessary to return to a less restrictive learning environment.
The Dawn School is a program through the Exceptional Education office that provide educational opportunities for students who function best in a controlled environment. The school, located in the former White Oak Elementary, serves about 60 students who have severe disabilities. These disabilities include being diagnosed as emotionally disturbed. Students receive instruction based on the Hamilton County department of Education curriculum, Tennessee State Standards, goals, and objective outlined in students' Individual Education Plans (IEP).