Cumberland Academy of Georgia

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Basic Information

Address: 250-A Mt. Vernon Hwy., NE, Atlanta, GA 30328
County: Fulton
Phone Number: 404-835-9000
Fax Number: 404-835-9001

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Additional Information

President: Debbi K. Scarborough
School Type: Independent Special Needs
Founded: 2007
Ages/Grades: 4-12
School Size: 100
Classroom Size: 8-10
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9
Tuition:

$25,000

Financial Aid:

SB10 and/or GOAL

Support Services:

Counseling, Social Skills, Life Skills, Executive Functioning

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Cumberland is a Google Apps for Education School and all students are allocated Google chromebooks.

School Championships:

3rd Place Basketball

School Clubs:

Art Club, Bowling Club, Drama Club, Screen Free Game Club, Spirit Club, Yearbook and Photography Club

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Yes

Uniform Guidelines:

Uniforms required.

Admissions Requirements:

The admissions process is very simple. Cumberland conducts individual tours by appointment. Parents tour and, if they would like to proceed, Cumberland obtains necessary paperwork on the child and then schedules a shadow day. A decision is made regarding acceptance after the shadow day.

Mission Statement:

Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of children with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Our academic and social curriculum encourages the development of life skills essential in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Cumberland Academy of Georgia is dedicated to the belief that faculty, staff, students, and parents are all involved in our children’s education in a responsible, nurturing, and supportive way. Each student is entitled to a safe, secure, and healthy academic environment. We strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and to instill in our students a sense of self-worth. We teach beneficial life skills so that our students grow into confident, cooperative, and productive members of society.
Cumberland Academy of Georgia has developed and will continue to improve an exciting and challenging curriculum that recognizes the educational needs of each student. We respect the learning diversity of each student. This is done through cooperative learning and active hands-on techniques that are integrated into all subject areas along with co-curricular activities. This best practices curriculum infuses the creative arts as well as problem solving, social skills, critical thinking, and decision making skills. The curriculum aims to develop and enhance abilities, giving appropriate guidance with realistic expectations. The curriculum promotes helping students develop strategies to cope with anger, stress and anxiety along with motivating them to assert themselves in a positive way while respecting others. Lastly, the curriculum aims to promote awareness of self and others by developing relationship-building and communication skills.
Our faculty and staff believe that each child has strengths to develop throughout their school lives. Faculty and staff continually learn from each other; and therefore, bring to our students a model for teaching respect and acceptance of others. Faculty members model the importance of lifelong learning.
Finally, Cumberland Academy of Georgia encourages and solicits parents and community involvement through many different ways as we recognize that our students are our most valuable resource. Cumberland Academy of Georgia is committed to guiding our students to develop into the best individuals they can be.

School History:

Cumberland was founded in 2007 by Debbi Scarborough for her son, Steven. She sold a business to open a school with no educational background whatsoever. She did, however, have experience hiring excellent people to work for her and that is what she was determined to do. She took a big leap of faith and opened Cumberland in its current location with one student, her son. Now Cumberland's enrollment is over 100 students with over 40 employees, including licensed professional counselors.

Notes/School Information:

Cumberland Academy of Georgia located in Sandy Springs, a northern suburb of Atlanta, is a fully-accredited, non-profit independent school specializing in the needs of students with high-functioning Autism, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD and other specific learning differences. The school serves students in grades 4 -12 who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional school setting. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential. The academic and social curriculum encourages the development of life skills essential in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults. Small class sizes, challenging college preparatory curriculum, nurturing and supportive faculty and staff, and a strong emphasis on social and life skills encompasses student life at Cumberland. To learn more, please visit our website at www.cumberlandacademy.org.