Exceptional Student teachers and assistants offer comprehensive programs and services to students with special learning needs. Program specialists and intervention teachers work with classroom teachers to provide systematically designed instruction.
The Museum School of Avondale Estates offers a gifted resource program for 2nd through 6th grades called Explorers². In 7th and 8th grades, gifted-eligible students receive advanced content instruction through their language arts or math class. The Museum School screens students for gifted assessment each year following the guidelines of the Georgia Department of Education. The initial screening and assessments take place in first grade. Learn about Explorers² program eligibility
English Language Learners
The Museum School of Avondale Estates provides instructional services to students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELL). Instruction focuses on acquiring and improving English language usage in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who have a home language other than English are screened for qualification using the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) placement test.
Each year ELL students take the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS for ELLs) test to monitor their progress with English language acquisition. Students who are eligible to exit ELL services following ACCESS testing are monitored for two additional years to ensure their continued success.
An Enabling Language Services Anywhere (ELSA) device is available to parents and staff members for mobile interpreting services in 180 languages. The device can be used to connect to an interpreter for conference calls or for in-person conferences.