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Georgia Preparatory Academy

Special Education

The mission of the Services for Exceptional Children is to provide leadership and support that promotes achievement for students with disabilities. Our commitment is for all students to reach their full academic potential by:

  • Collaborating with students, parents, teachers, and the community.

  • Utilizing appropriate resources in order to provide a continuum of services.

  • Developing programs to meet the unique educational needs of every child.

Georgia Preparatory Academy ensures the "life-long achievement of every child through effective and innovative teaching that meets the needs of individual learners," including those with disabilities. In accordance with the district`s mission, the Program for Exceptional Children envisions a school system where all students, families, schools, and community members share the motivation, knowledge, and skills to work together to ensure that all children with disabilities are learning, progressing, and meeting high expectations.

The Georgia Preparatory Academy Department of Special Education offers a broad continuum of services for all students through twenty-one (21) years of age. Following a comprehensive assessment that may include a psychological evaluation, educational testing, speech-language assessment, audio logical testing and other assessments, a student may be eligible to receive services in one or more of the following categories:

  • Autism

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

  • Hearing Impaired

  • Orthopedically Impaired

  • Other Health Impaired

  • Related Services

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Speech-Language Impaired

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Visually Impaired

  • Intellectual Disabilities (Mild, Moderate, Severe/Profound)

Classes serving students with disabilities are located in all Georgia Preparatory Academy Schools. Delivery models for instruction include regular classroom, pull-out and self-contained settings. All programs are represented in every school.

The Department of Special Education is required to provide free, appropriate public education to eligible children in cooperation with parents and other agencies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Each eligible student must have an Individual Education Program (IEP), which is developed by a team composed of teachers and other qualified school personnel, parents or guardians and the student, when appropriate, as required by state and federal regulations. The IEP is revised when necessary and reviewed at least annually.

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