Student Support Services is committed to partnering with parents and teachers in providing quality, individualized instruction models for students with unique learning needs.
Upon referral, specialized testing may be required to determine eligibility for a given service.
When a student is found eligible for services, a service plan is developed to document the individualized goals and objectives for the program, along with classroom and/or testing accommodations that may be needed to ensure academic success.
EDGE serves identified gifted students in grades 1 – 5 by enriching and extending the curriculum in a three-hour per week pull-out program. The EDGE program complements other educational services while incorporating age-appropriate delivery of differentiated instruction to meet gifted learner needs. Interdisciplinary units are designed with depth and complexity to provide academic enrichment and acceleration. All students are screened using standardized test scores, and identification is based on criteria set by the state of Georgia including academic achievement, ability, creativity, and motivation.
The Speech & Language program provides assessment and therapy services to children with articulation (speech sound production), language (vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, listening), and fluency (stuttering) disorders as well as those struggling with literacy skills (phonics, spelling, reading comprehension).
The goal of the Speech & Language program is to help children become effective, confident communicators both in and out of the classroom setting. A student may be referred for services by a parent or teacher. An initial evaluation is performed to determine the specific nature of the speech, language, or literacy concerns and candidates for the program are then scheduled for individual, small group, or classroom-based therapy services. Parents are a vital part of student success and are expected to complete regular home assignments.
There is an initial testing fee and an above-tuition monthly fee for students enrolled in the program. Our speech-language pathologist is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed in the state of Georgia.