The groups are based on goals and capabilities, and age.
Classroom Environment 1, CE1 takes those students who are able to participate 4:1 ratio classroom. Many of these students are still working on developmental goals and have at minimum of early elementary level of curriculum understanding. They still have one-to-one teacher-student interaction during school time, but benefit from being in a group with other students and teachers, although social interactions may require prompting and modeling. An average of student age accepted in CE1 are elementary- middle school school age (8-14) years old. All curriculum is based on Georgia Core Curriculum Standards.
The Classroom Environment 2, CE2 groups mix in a student to teacher ratio of 4:1 or can support up to 8:2 and the amount of time spent in group activities is increased within a more rigorous academically focused group. Most students are middle school or high school age (14-19), in addition to academics, there is a greater emphasis on independent life skills and personal management. The Group Classroom Environment students take some field trips, which are expanded opportunities for project-based learning and socialization. All curriculum is based on Georgia Core Curriculum Standards.
The Classroom Environment 3, CE3 groups mix in a student to teacher ratio of 4:1 or 8:2 and the amount of time spent in group activities is increased within a more vocational focused group. CE3 is a vocational training program that provides individuals 18 and older with real work experiences while teaching basic employment skills. The program is designed to teach independence and communication while matching individual strengths with vocational settings that are selected based on individuals affinities, abilities, and work readiness.
Individuals entering CE3 begin with a discovery process to determine appropriate support and job options. Vocational instruction, social thinking, occupational therapeutic consultation and self-advocacy skill building, as related to the work environment, occur at NHA and at specific work sites.
Tutoring and Classroom Readiness
(May be required prior to school acceptance)
Tutoring Rate $55/hr (Master Level Teacher)
Tutoring Rate $40/hr (All other Levels of Educators)
Tuition & Fees:
Application Fee: $100