Providence’s vision is to present our graduates fully mature in Christ, fulfilling their entire purpose on Earth. As an assessable classical Christian school, we understand that this will look different for every student. Being made in His image, every child is equally important to God’s Kingdom and thus, to the community at Providence. Therefore, we have created an Exceptional Needs Policy to help students that excel in a particular area of study or need additional training.
Providence academics are some of the most rigorous in the nation. We understand that God gifts every student differently, and although rare, there might be an occasion for a child to be placed in advanced-level work. Should this be the case, Providence teachers will work together to place your child in academically appropriate groups, with approval of administration, while keeping content and enrichment opportunities in mind.
Providence School of Tifton is committed to making every effort within its capacity to support students with diagnosed learning differences through reasonable classroom accommodations and through fee-based services. Fee-based services offered on campus include educational therapy and individual or small group instruction, when space is available.
Prior to admission parents must disclose all specific recommendations that have already been given by therapists, specialists, or other examiners that may be vital to the student’s success at Providence. The admissions process will include determining whether Providence offers sufficient services to meet a student’s needs. Any admitted student must be capable of meeting the classroom behavioral standards expected of all Providence students.
Teachers offer reasonable amounts of individualized assistance for the needs of all students. If a student requires additional support or possible accommodations in their work, the teacher will involve both the parents and administration to set forth a plan of action to assess the student’s needs.
A teacher is not free to make accommodations in a student’s work without the approval of the appropriate administrator on a formalized Student Support Plan (SSP). Developing such a plan involves one or more meetings with parents and may also include the classroom teacher(s), educational specialists, a school administrator, and a recommendation for testing.
A student with exceptional needs will be ”provisionally accepted.” This may include ADD, ADHD, physical impairments, OCD, cognitive delays, speech delays, SPD, etc. Provisionally accepted students will have their acceptance status reevaluated quarterly to ensure that the student is progressing.