Cumberland Academy of Georgia Students Complete College Tour as Part of the “What’s Next” Program

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Students from Cumberland Academy participating in the high school curriculum entitled "What's Next" recently completed a series of college visits and tours.

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Cumberland helps students prepare for the next step in learning. Equally as important is exposing our students to the college and career environment.

High-school-aged students at Cumberland Academy of Georgia recently completed a tour of local colleges and universities. Students toured various universities and technical colleges as part of the What’s Next curriculum offered at Cumberland. Students began the tours in October 2013 and completed touring the colleges in March 2014. The colleges visited were Kennesaw State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Gordon College, Georgia State University, and Reinhardt University.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia designed the "What's Next" program specifically for the high-school-aged students to help them bridge the gap between high school and a career or higher level learning institution. At Cumberland, students are encouraged to build on their strengths and are guided toward a career path or additional learning environment which will highlight those strengths.

Throughout the year, Cumberland students have been learning about various colleges in the Atlanta area. Students have been taught interview and personal skills to use during college and career visits. Then teachers and students toured various colleges. This exposure to a variety of college environments gave students the opportunity to assess which college environment would be best suited for their success.

“Cumberland helps students prepare for the next step in learning. Equally as important is exposing our students to the college and career environment,” said Debbi Scarborough, Founding Director of Cumberland Academy of Georgia. “This learning experience for Cumberland students is invaluable.”

Also included in the "What’s Next" program are tours of various businesses including Cellairus, the Gap, Hi-Rez Studios, SunTrust Bank and Café Blends to gather career information.    

Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades 4 through 12 who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2007 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or email admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. To learn more about Cumberland Academy of Georgia, please visit

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