Special Services

ACE is a place where students will learn!
A successful educational experience takes into account learning differences of students and the necessary supports they may need.  Beginning in Kindergarten, students are assessed in order to provide support in areas of need.
ACE utilizes the Georgia Department of Education's tiered system of supports (MTSS) to provide resources for students.  These resources are based on the data collected by teachers through the RTI (Response to Intervention) approach.  This layering of support utilizing evidence-based interventions and screenings identified specially what each student needs in order to be successful academically.
From Kindergarten forward, ACE teachers are assessing and identifying ways to help their students excel academically!
Below you will find information related to Child Find, Special Education, 504, ESOL and Gifted Education.
Child Find
In accordance with the Georgia state rule for Child Find Procedures [160-4-7.03], the Academy for Classical Education has implemented procedures for identifying, locating, and evaluating students suspected of having a disability.  If parents suspect their child is experiencing a disability, they should contact Mrs. Brittany Mulvaney - [email protected]
504 Plan

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act outlaws discrimination against people with disabilities.  A 504 plan is used to help students with disabilities by giving them necessary services, materials or technology, and making changes to their learning environment. If you have questions regarding 504 plans, please email the following:
Grades K-5:
Cortney Jones - [email protected]
Grades 6-8: 
Alison Mitchell - [email protected]
Grades 9-12: 
Kristen Peterec - [email protected]
Special Education

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) serves as the framework for determining the meaning of the term "free appropriate public education" in the least restrictive environment.  IEPs are developed and reviewed annually and are in effect at the beginning of each school year.  The IEP may be reviewed more than once a year if the parent or district requests a review.  If you have questions about Special Education, please email Mrs. Brittaney Mulvaney - [email protected]
Gifted Education

The Academy for Classical Education uses an inclusion model for gifted education.  Students who are high achieving and classified "gifted" or "advanced content" are scheduled together for all content classes.  Approximately 30% of the student populated is designated as gifted.  Teachers from grades 2 through 12 are required to earn the gifted endorsement.  If you have questions about Gifted Education, please contact Mrs. Lara Relyea - [email protected]

The ESOL program is designed to meet the needs of students for whom English is not their dominate language.  The program prepares students for success through the development of the English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  For more information about the ESOL program, please contact Mrs. Roban Johnson - [email protected]