Welcome to the

Beekman Center

in Lansing, Michigan


The Beekman Center has been in operation as a part of the Lansing School District since 1968. We currently service students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments, Severe Cognitive Impairments, Severe Multiple Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Emotionally Impairments. In addition, our Young Adult program provides life skills and transition activities for our Moderately Cognitively Impaired students ages 18-26.

Beekman teaches life skills!

The Beekman Center also houses our Community Based Instruction (CBI) program that gives our young adult students on the job training, as well as providing the students with classes in functional academics and other life skills subjects. The young adult students participate in a full spectrum of electives which may include Special Olympics. At the Beekman Center we acknowledge the holistic nature of the individual child and we provide the assistance needed to help children with special needs achieve their full potential.

What makes Beekman special?


  • SXI Classrooms
  • SCI Classrooms
  • ASD Classrooms
  • MOCI Classrooms
  • EI Classrooms
  • ECSE Classrooms
  • APE Teacher
  • Community Based Learning Program
  • Assistants
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Special Olympics
  • Beekman Therapeutic Riding Program


Bell Times:

8:10 a.m. 2:51 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays are 10:20 a.m. - 2:51 p.m.
Half days are 8:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

EI Full 8:10-3:31
EI Half Day 8:10-11:30
EI Late Start Wednesday 10:20-3:31


PDF DocumentSpecial Education Records Request Form

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Upcoming Events

  • 23 Oct
  • 24 Oct
    • PCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council)
      Oct 24
      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Riddle Elementary, 221 Huron Street Lansing, MI 48915
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      The Parent Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:30P.M. to 8:00P.M. at Riddle Elementary, located at 221 Huron Street Lansing, MI 48915. Free dinner and childcare will be provided. Tour of the new bond construction and furniture and a presentation by Dr. Karlin Tichenor about Climate and Culture.


  • 25 Oct
  • 1 Nov
  • 7 Nov

Our Mission

Marvin E. Beekman Center staff with the involvement of family and local community agencies will provide a comprehensive, research-based educational program that promotes a unique variety of experiences through: Academics, Community Involvement, Recreational Activities, Assistive Technology, Therapeutic Services, Vocational Opportunities.


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Parent Community Advisory Council Meeting - October 24, 2017
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Lansing School District Celebrates $63mil in New Competitive Grants

The Lansing School District has been awarded nearly $63 million in several different federal grants to support Magnet Schools and a new Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program.

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Gardner Academy Giant Used Book Sale
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2017-18 Picture Day Schedule
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The Bright Side Newsletter - Sept., 26, 2017

Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of nonconsensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.

Dr. Mark Coscarella
Deputy Superintendent
(517) 755-2946

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety
(517) 755-2030