Atlanta Special Needs Schools - General Information

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North Atlanta Special Needs Schools

Probably the most difficult information for us to gather was for our Atlanta Special Needs Schools pages. We hope our research is helpful in finding the right fit for your child and look forward to helping you further with your home search.

Our data was gathered through direct conversations with schools for accuracy. If there is other information we should include in our next update, please let us know.

Here is current information for the Georgia Department of Education Special Needs Scholarship Program

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City County Grades Focus/Special Needs Served
Atlanta Country Day School AtlantaFulton 7-12 Night school, summer school, early graduation, traveling celebrity program for students who cannot attend school on a regular basis
Atlanta Speech School Atlanta Fulton PS-6 Speech, hearing, language or learning disabilities
Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. Atlanta DeKalb   Auditory-verbal therapy for all degrees of hearing loss
The Cottage School Roswell Fulton 6-12 Mild to moderate learning difficulties
Cumberland Academy of Georgia Atlanta Fulton 4-12; Post Graduate High functioning Autism, Aspergers’s, LD, ADD and ADHD
The Devereux Georgia Treatment Network Kennesaw Cobb 3-12 Emotional and behavioral challenges brought on by abuse, neglect, mental illness, sexual exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities; residential treatment for ages 8-21
The Howard School Atlanta Fulton K5-12 Language learning disabilities and differences
Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center Roswell Fulton PK-12 Any kind of neurological disorder - from Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy to a range of learning disabilities and genetic disorders; 60% have been diagnosed with autism
The Lionheart School Alpharetta Fulton 1-12 Autism spectrum and other challenges in relating and communicating, including ADD, ADHD, Tourette, Fragile X, Regulatory Disorders, Tuberous Sclerosis, etc.
Marcus Autism Center Atlanta DeKalb   Autism and related disorders; early intervention program for children 18 mos-8 yrs
Mill Springs Academy Alpharetta Fulton 1-12 Students with average to superior abilities diagnosed with learning differences, dyslexia and attention deficit
Pathways Academy School for Dyslexia Marietta Cobb 1-6 Dyslexia
Porter Elementary Roswell Fulton PK-8 Difficulties with language processing, dyslexia, attention (ADHD), sensory processing, visual processing, auditory processing, motor skills (Dyspraxia), organization, social skills, and self-esteem
The Schenck School Atlanta Fulton K-6 Dyslexia
Sophia Academy Atlanta DeKalb PK-9 Christian school devoted to students with learning disabilities
Swift School Roswell Fulton 1-8 Dyslexia and related language-based learning differences
Hillside Conant School Atlanta Fulton 1-12 Residential treatment facility for severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children ages 7-21
Nelson L. Price Treatment Center Marietta Cobb 9-12 Residential substance abuse program for adolescents (ages 12-17); offers a 12-step Christian program
UHS of Laurel Heights Atlanta DeKalb PK-12 Intensive residential treatment for complex psychiatric and behavioral problems, co-occurring developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders
Crossroads High/Middle School Holly Springs Cherokee 6-12 Alternative Middle/High School
L.R. Tippens Education Center Canton Cherokee   Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Autism, etc.
Polaris Evening School Woodstock Cherokee 9-12 "Open Campus" Evening School
H.A.V.E.N. Academy, Fitzhugh Campus Smyrna Cobb K-12 Severe Emotional Behavior Disorders and Autism
H.A.V.E.N. Academy, Hawthorne Campus Smyrna Cobb K-12 Severe Emotional Behavior Disorders and Autism
George W. Hartmann Center Marietta Cobb 6-12 Residential treatment facility for adolescents (ages 13-18) with substance abuse problems
Marietta Performance Learning Center Marietta Cobb 10-12 Students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional school setting
International Student Center Atlanta DeKalb 3-12 Intensive English program for non-native speakers
Margaret Harris Comprehensive School Atlanta DeKalb PK-12 Severe and multiple disabilities
Warren Technical School Chamblee DeKalb 10-12 Vocational training in various career fields; provides students with special needs instruction in career, job readiness, and life skill
Forsyth Academy @ Night Cumming Forsyth 9-12 Non-traditional charter evening high school
Forsyth Academy Cumming Forsyth 9-12 Non-traditional charter high school geared toward students who are not succeeding in a traditional school setting
Gateway Academy Cumming Forsyth 6-12 Alternative school
i-Achieve Virtual Academy Cumming Forsyth 6-12 Online School
Crossroads Second Chance North Roswell Fulton 6-12 Alternative school for chronically disruptive students
Gwinnett County Online Campus Norcross Gwinnett 6-12 Online School
Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center East Lawrenceville Gwinnett 6-12 Alternative school for at-risk students
Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center West Norcross Gwinnett 6-12 Alternative school for at-risk students
Hooper Renwick School Lawrenceville Gwinnett 6-12 Severe emotional and/or behavioral difficulties; autism and mild/moderate or severe intellectual disabilities
Maxwell High School of Technology Lawrenceville Gwinnett 11-12 Vocational training in various career fields
Monarch School Duluth Gwinnett PK-Post Graduate Special needs Pre-K for ages 3-5; post-high school job training and life skills transition for ages 18-21 with special needs
Oakland Meadow School Lawrenceville Gwinnett Ages 3-21 Students ages 3-21 with deficits in cognitive and/or motor development
T. Carl Buice School Sugar Hill Gwinnett PK Preschool and Pre-K for children with special needs
Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett Lawrenceville Gwinnett PK-12 Toddlers and up with ADD, intellectual and physical disabilities, developmental delays, vision/hearing impaired, seizure disorders, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders, autism/PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
The Cloverleaf School Atlanta DeKalb K-5 ADHD, high functioning autism, Asperger, anxiety, and other learning differences

Additional Resources:

  • Georgia Department of Education - for further information about any Georgia school, public or private.
  • - provides details and demographic information on any school, nationwide; also allows a comparison between your choice of schools.

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