Learning Support

"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

2nd - 5th Grade Program

Augusta Christian?s Elementary Learning Support Program is designed to assist students who have mild learning disabilities, mild cognitive or processing difficulties and recoverable learning gaps. Class size is limited to 10 full-time students per class, offering low teacher-student ratios and individualized instruction. These classrooms are multi-grade (2nd-3rd and 4th-5th) to allow students to learn and grow at their ability-level. Our teachers are skilled in their subject areas with additional training in teaching students with these special needs. Experienced teaching assistants provide supplemental help to students allowing for more individualized attention. 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.

Each student in this program has an individual Learning Support Plan that is reviewed and adjusted quarterly or semi-annually to evaluate academic performance and placement, as well as provide students with helpful accommodations and support. Expectations are individualized, and students are challenged to perform at their full potential.

The goal of this program is to have students ready for grade level middle school learning support or mainstream classes.

6th Grade Program (Transitional year)

Students moving into middle school have one more year of English and Math (only) resources before transitioning into all grade level course work. In this transitional period, a resource teacher will tailor instruction to cover basic standards and content so that the student is ready for the move into mainstream instruction. All other subject areas will be on grade level, learning support or mainstream classes.

6th - 12th Grade Program

Learning support courses at this level will consist of applied course work that is consistent with Georgia standards but provides additional support.  It is designed to assist students who have been identified as needing additional support and assistance in their course work.  The program will assist students who have slow or poor processing speed, ADD or ADHS.  The following accommodations/strategies are used in an effort to help students accelerate their mastery of concepts, close learning gapes, and meet grade level expectations, in preparation for college, technical school or full time employment:

  • 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.

The accommodations offered above are applied for the class as a whole.  Our Middle/High School Learning Support Program does not offer customized, individualized educational programs, accommondations or modifications. State standards for the course and grade level are followed.

 


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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Winston Churchill

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