"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
3rd - 5th Grade Program
The Learning Support Program in grades 3-5 is designed to assist students who have a specific learning disability, cognitive or processing difficulties and/or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia. Class sizes range from 5 to 14 students per class, offering low teacher-student ratios and individualized instruction. A variety of teaching techniques and learning strategies are utilized, offering students opportunities to build on their strengths, to improve areas of weakness, and to achieve success while enhancing self-confidence. The goal of this program is to have students ready to succeed in grade level middle school learning support or mainstream classes.
6th Grade Program (Transitional year)
Students moving into middle school have one more year of additional English and Math resources before transitioning into a full schedule of grade level course work. In this transitional period, a resource teacher will tailor English and/or Math instruction to cover any gaps in standards and content so that the student is prepared for the move into mainstream instruction. In 6th grade, all other subject areas are on grade level.
9th - 12th Grade Program
Learning support courses at the high school level will consist of applied course work that is consistent with Georgia standards but provides additional support. The following accommodations/strategies are used in an effort to help students accelerate their mastery of concepts, close learning gaps, and meet grade level expectations, in preparation for college, technical school or full time employment. Classes are tailored to add these accommodations for every student.
- smaller class sizes; lower teacher-student ratios
- intentional guided instruction, practice and review
- slower pace, supplemental materials and additional learning strategies
- variety of assessments (some non traditional assessments)
- strategies to improve listening and note taking skills
- strategies to improve reading comprehension to more effectively complete assignments and study for assessments
- strategies to improve test taking
- strategies for improving processing speed
Students in this support program will be reassessed each semester/year. Progress reports and meetings will be scheduled between teacher/student/parent.
Please contact Mrs. Lauren Banks, Admissions Director, for information on Augusta Christian's Learning Support Program at (706) 863-2905, 206 or by email: Lauren Banks
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