The Community School

  • The Community School is designed for students in junior high and high school (ages 12-18 years old), as well as young adults in transition, who have had difficulty keeping pace in traditional academic settings, and who need more emphasis on social-emotional development, communication and relationship skills, and contextual, experiential learning.
  • This program offers a nurturing and highly interactive learning environment built around experiences of strong personal interest.
  • We are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, enabling students who are ready to work towards a high school diploma to do so.
  • Students' profiles may include a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder, including Asperger Syndrome and PDD, or nonverbal learning disability.
  • Many students struggle with managing their feelings frustration, anger, anxiety, obsessive thinking) and with having successful relationships.
  • They may have become depressed and despondent in other schools and feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and withdrawal when they first join us.
  • The Community School also has an emerging program for young adults in transition, providing job and/or college support, social development, and a place in a learning community.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2005
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students26 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size2 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,300
Tuition NotesSchool accepts sb-10 scholarships
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions DirectorDave Nelson
Admissions AssociateKristen Maddox

School Notes

  • The Community School is designed for students in junior high and high school (ages 12-18 years old), as well as young adults in transition, who have had difficulty keeping pace in traditional academic settings, and who need more emphasis on social-emotional development, communication and relationship skills, and contextual, experiential learning.
  • This program offers a nurturing and highly interactive learning environment built around experiences of strong personal interest.
  • We are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, enabling students who are ready to work towards a high school diploma to do so.
  • Students' profiles may include a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder, including Asperger Syndrome and PDD, or nonverbal learning disability.
  • Many students struggle with managing their feelings frustration, anger, anxiety, obsessive thinking) and with having successful relationships.
  • They may have become depressed and despondent in other schools and feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and withdrawal when they first join us.
  • The Community School also supports young adults in transition, providing job and/or college support, social development, and a place in a social  community.

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