Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School)

Threshold Community Program 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.
TCP also has a robust 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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Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) places among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education 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 Grade Threshold Community Program (formerly The 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

  • Threshold Community Program 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.
  • Threshold Community Program 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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School Reviews

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I have Asperger's Syndrome and was pulled from the public school system in 7th grade due to getting frequently bullied. I was enrolled in the Lionheart Academy (which I also recommend for younger ages) the following school year, and a year later the director started The Community School (which later became Threshold Community Program). Were it not for this program, I would not have been able to make friends or even get my high school diploma. Threshold Community Program literally saved my life, and my future. For that, I can't recommend them enough.
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