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Old 09-03-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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We are considering moving to Alpharetta/Roswell/south forsyth for our special needs daughter from florida. We are highly interested in the lionheart school in Alpharetta and/or Jacobs ladder in Roswell. We understand that moving from out of state our daughter will need to be in a GA public school for 1 yr to be eligible for the GA scholarship SB 10. Anyone have information they can share about these schools and/or a good public school for a short term of a year?
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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All the schools in the area you're considering are considered good, so narrow it down based on employment and budget.

You are aware that SB-10 pays a % of tuition, right? It was about 50% when a friend looked into it 6 years ago.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:48 AM
 
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Hi. Yes I'm aware of it being a %. Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:28 AM
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We are considering moving to Alpharetta/Roswell/south forsyth for our special needs daughter from florida. We are highly interested in the lionheart school in Alpharetta and/or Jacobs ladder in Roswell. We understand that moving from out of state our daughter will need to be in a GA public school for 1 yr to be eligible for the GA scholarship SB 10. Anyone have information they can share about these schools and/or a good public school for a short term of a year?
Heard positive things about both schools if they fit your child. Visit and talk to them about the profile of their students.

There are a bunch of special needs schools in Roswell and Alpharetta, each serving a little different niche (maybe you have already done some research and realize this). Porter, Hayden's Way, Cottage School, Mill Springs, Alexander Academy. I have heard positive things about these as well. There are about a half dozen others in the North Fulton area as well that may or may not be good.

If she is in public school for 1 year, you will be eligible. I don't know if she would be eligible with less time (1 semester?), but it might be worth checking out. These schools generally do rolling admissions.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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I'm assuming the OP is moving with a child on the autism spectrum. Mill Springs Academy is for students with ADD, ADHD, and some other learning disabilities. I wouldn't recommend the Cottage School, based on a friend's experience. Her daughter "earned" straight A's, so they thought she was getting an education. After trying to apply to colleges, they realized she was in no way prepared to go further academically.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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We are considering moving to Alpharetta/Roswell/south forsyth for our special needs daughter from florida. We are highly interested in the lionheart school in Alpharetta and/or Jacobs ladder in Roswell. We understand that moving from out of state our daughter will need to be in a GA public school for 1 yr to be eligible for the GA scholarship SB 10. Anyone have information they can share about these schools and/or a good public school for a short term of a year?
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Hi. Yes I'm aware of it being a %. Thanks!
SB 10 is based on the level of services your child is receiving. If your child is mainstreamable, this amount is likely to be fairly low. And any time there are cuts to the state education budget, there are cuts to SB10. (Just want to make sure that you know all this, as if may be different in FL.)

What type of classroom is appropriate for your child -- mainstreamed, self contained or some mix?
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:20 PM
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I'm assuming the OP is moving with a child on the autism spectrum. Mill Springs Academy is for students with ADD, ADHD, and some other learning disabilities. I wouldn't recommend the Cottage School, based on a friend's experience. Her daughter "earned" straight A's, so they thought she was getting an education. After trying to apply to colleges, they realized she was in no way prepared to go further academically.
Cottage is very good at what it does (at least that is what I've heard from people who are involved in Special Needs Education). It is NOT intending to be a Woodward Academy.
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