School for Special Needs Students Experienced Georgia State Capitol

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Independent special needs school in Atlanta, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, traveled to the Georgia State Capitol for a political rally. Students and teachers demonstrate support for expansion of educational options in Georgia.

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School choice is such an important issue and our students enjoyed seeing government at work

Atlanta’s premier school for special needs, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, serves students with high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD. Cumberland students recently experienced a trip to the State Capitol of Georgia. A rally was planned in order to celebrate National School Choice Week. Students from Cumberland who attended the political rally joined other Georgia residents to demonstrate their desire for expansion of educational options for children. Cumberland students listened to speeches describe how the choices of legislators would affect their school choice. Organizers of the rally gave out yellow scarves to signify participation in the event which all Cumberland students and staff wore.

In addition to the rally, students also spent the day touring and exploring the Capitol museum before returning to school. “School choice is such an important issue,” said Debbi Scarborough, Founding Director of Cumberland Academy. “And, our students enjoyed seeing government at work.”

There are so many incredible opportunities for students to learn, experience, and thrive at Cumberland Academy of Georgia. The Atlanta school provides a tailored learning experience for students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning Autism, learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, Cumberland Academy of Georgia is designed for the needs of many students who do not learn well in traditional settings. Cumberland Academy of Georgia is fully accredited and addresses the student’s academic, emotional and social concerns through nurturing, innovative and challenging programs. The ultimate goal is for students to become independent, successful young adults. To reach this goal, students are taught to demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills as they learn essential life and social skills in various settings.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia is growing! To schedule a private tour of the school, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or email admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. Cumberland Academy of Georgia offers rolling admissions and is currently accepting applications for grades 4 - 12, as well as a postgraduate year. To learn more, please visit The school welcomes you to the campus during the next Open House.

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