SOAR over learning DISABILITIES!
SOAR offers an IEP curriculum that is specifically designed for various learning disabilities. A student should consider the IEP program if they have difficulty learning or functioning in a school/social setting and would benefit from a special environment in order to engage. This program is also ideal for students facing remediation or students that are missing foundational reading and math skills. Students in this program spend the majority of their school day in a specialized classroom that provides the individual attention they need. However, at the beginning of each school day and on Exploration Fridays, they get to participate in community-building activities with all the SOAR students.
We offer various curriculum approaches for ages 6-18.
Disabilities that benefit from IEP Curriculum: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotional disorders, cognitive challenges, autism, dyslexia, hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech or language impairment, and developmental delay.
Class Size Ratio: 5:1
- Autism Program: This program offers a special classroom environment to accommodate sensory needs. Fill out the Autism Pre-Application here.
- ITA Reading Program: The curriculum is geared towards students with dyslexia.
- Orton Gillingham Program: The curriculum is tailored towards students struggling with various learning disabilities.
- Math-U-See: A multi-sensory curriculum that combines real-world math applications, as well, as visual concepts to help students engage with math concepts.
- Wilson Reading Program: A curriculum geared towards students with Dyslexia learning styles.
- Barton Reading Program: Another curriculum geared towards students struggling with Dyslexia learning styles.
Transformational Engagement Program: Exploration Fridays. Learn More.
- ARETE Scholarship: An income-based Georgia-funded tax credit scholarship that pays up to 50% of tuition. Learn more.
- SOAR Scholarship: A privately-funded scholarship offered by the SOAR Non-Profit, SOAR Academy Augusta, Inc. This scholarship is awarded based on a financial aid application and a needs basis. Contact us for more details.
Transportation: SOAR offers transportation to local speech and occupational therapy (OT) therapy offices within a 5-mile radius of the school. Contact us to learn more.
SOAR to SUCCESS Story
Aiden was a 2nd grader in the Autism Program at SOAR Academy last year. He struggled with getting overwhelmed and frustrated when learning in traditional environments. After working with Aiden, the SOAR team created a curriculum that focused on 1 on 1 support, environments with sensory accommodations, and social skills to regulate his emotions. With these adjustments to his learning environment and developing these skillsets Aiden is thriving.
Building on what they learn each week.
Every Friday the SOAR curriculum takes the students out of the classroom and gives them the opportunity to connect to what they are learning in new ways. This transformational program is designed to incorporate community programs that will develop their life skills, but it also focuses on broadening their learning development with guest speakers and activities designed to strengthen their understanding. By changing the atmosphere on Friday’s, it allows students to continuously engage and be excited to learn . These experiences are voted on by the PTO committee and have become a favorite for parents and students.
Common Weekly Activities: Kroc Center, Patriots Park, Jessie Norman Art School, fishing, and guest speakers.