Learning Place

Curtis Baptist School is now participating in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program. To be eligible, students must have been Georgia public school students in the past year and have had an Individual Education Plan. For more information contact Mrs. Terese Denney, the program coordinator, at 706-828-6624 or at tdenney@curtisbaptist.org. You may also find more information at the Department of Education website.
16114703_10154897335082071_5408526009026145216_nThe Learning Place at Curtis Baptist School consists of classes for students in grades 1-12 that have a specific learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity. Students who have average to above average intelligence may struggle because of a specific learning disability in the area of reading comprehension, oral expression, listening, written expression, math calculation, math reasoning, or basic reading skills.

Teachers in The Learning Place teach to the students’ strengths as they help with the remediation of the students’ weaknesses. A Christ-based curriculum is used to teach every student where they are to become what God intends for them to be. A combination of textbooks, manipulatives, computer programs, and activities are used to address the learning style of each student.

How can your child become a part of The Learning Place?

  • Contact the school for an application packet.
  • Submit the results from a psycho-educational exam or a medical diagnosis to the Learning Place Coordinator. If possible, include work samples, standardized test results, and report card copies.
  • Schedule a conference with the Learning Place Coordinator.
  • If admission is approved by The Learning Place faculty, then proceed with the admissions procedures set forth in the application packet.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a school choice program available for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Award amounts for eligible students for each school year will be available in May.

Parents new to the program must read Understanding the Program which explains the public and private school choice options available. Parents of students continuing in the private school choice option must read Continuing Participation which explains how to continue a student’s eligibility.

Curtis Baptist School is a participating private school in the GSNS. For details and additional information, go to the following website.

http://www.gadoe.org/external-affairs-and-policy/policy/pages/special-needs-scholarship-program.aspx