Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School)

Threshold Community Program is designed for students in junior high and high school, 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) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2005
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
26 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
2 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
School accepts sb-10 scholarships
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions Director
Dave Nelson
Admissions Associate
Kristen Maddox

School Notes

  • Threshold Community Program is designed for students in junior high and high school, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) cost?
Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School)'s tuition is approximately $32,300 for private students.
Does Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) offer a summer program?
Yes, Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School)'s ranking?
Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School)?
The application deadline for Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School) is Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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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