"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
The Learning Support Program (formerly known as Talent Development) 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. Classes are available for students in grades 1-12 and class sizes range from 5 to 14 students per class, offering low teacher-student ratios and individualized instruction. Our teachers are skilled in their subject areas with additional training in teaching students with 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. We make learning fun!
Curriculum designed for students with special learning needs as well as curriculum used in the mainstream elementary, middle school and high school is used in the Learning Support classroom. Each student has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) that is reviewed and adjusted 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.
Augusta Christian Schools not only provides academic excellence but also includes a complete Fine Arts Department, award-winning athletic programs, extra-curricular activities, and the Christian foundation to help students grow academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Learning Support utilizes all available learning experiences to equip students with the skills to succeed in a post-secondary setting, as well as in the workplace.
When students show academic progress, we consider placing them into mainstream classes. This is done on an individual basis with recommendations from the principals, teachers, and parents. The ultimate goal for students with learning difficulties is to build their self-confidence and help them to integrate the necessary compensatory skills to become independent, life-long learners.
The greater majority of Learning Support students pursue placement in either a four or a two year college, following graduation! The faculty and staff of Augusta Christian Schools are committed to providing students with a high quality education and the spiritual guidance needed to succeed for today and for a lifetime. Scholarship opportunities, as well as financial aid, are available.
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
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."