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Our year-round academic program is modeled on providing individualized curriculum and one-on-one support such as a communication facilitator or intervener for each student.  Our team of passionate multi-disciplinary professionals including teachers, therapists, and national experts collaborate on each student’s goals creating a holistic approach that is unmatched in our region.  Our goal is to provide a well-tailored Instructional Program customized for each student enrolled in our school, as well as a one-on-one support; believing unconditionally in each student’s potential through a child-lead curriculum.

Our school includes full-time, part-time and summer school schedules, serving Kindergarten through grade 12 students. Our school has been accredited as a School with Special Purpose by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, and we provide ongoing training and support to our teaching staff to maintain cutting-edge standards of education. 


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Instructional Program

Instructional Program services are all services, materials & equipment necessary to provide direct and consultative educational services to our students. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic content co-taught by Special Education Classroom Teachers

  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired

  • Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

  • DeafBlind Specialist

  • Orientation & Mobility Specialist

  • Music Therapist

  • Assistive Technology Specialist 

A wide array of Child-Specific Therapeutic Services are available in an integrated program including but not limited to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology (including specialists with a focus on AAC), and many more.  See below for more information.

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Intervener/Communication Facilitator

As an integral component of our educational model, each student is provided with a one-to-one communication partner. These professionals provide a bridge for receptive and expressive communication tailored to each student’s learning needs and embracing the educational opportunities provided at Ellis.

For those students who are DeafBlind this role is performed by a credentialed Intervener. The Communication Facilitator may be assigned to a student in a one-to-one capacity or may be shared with another student dependent upon each student’s need.

Child Specific Services 

Child Specific Services are additional services that are customized based on each student’s needs. We utilize our network of providers that work side-by-side with our educational team to determine what is the best approach for that student. These services are available during or after school hours.

  • Physical Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Sensory Integration Specialist

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Oral/Motor Specialist

  • SLP/AAC Specialist

  • Nutritional Consultant

  • Behavioral Consultant

  • Computer/Technology Training

  • Orientation and Mobility Instruction

  • Recreational Aquatics

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Extended School Year Program

Extended School Year (ESY)

Extended School Year, or summer school, is available to students not currently enrolled in our year-round school. Students enjoy the opportunity to focus on specific goals with certified Special Education Teachers, Interveners and other Therapists as designed by each student’s program needs. This is also a great option for families whose current school may not have available the appropriate ESY services for their child.

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Parent information sessions

Want to learn more about our School Program? These small group sessions offer you an opportunity to learn more about our school including:

  • Our Full-time School

  • Extended School Year

  • Ways to Supplement Tuition Costs

  • Successes and Progress of Students

  • Tour our Facility

  • Meet our Staff

  • Ask Questions

Sign up for our next session or learn about upcoming dates by emailing Cristina at charty@elliscenter.org.