• 2016-2017 School Year Calendar - PDF

    Important Dates

    June 13-17: Camp Week 1
    June 20-24: Camp Week 2
    June 27 - July 1: Camp Week 3
    July 5-8 (no camp July 4): Camp Week 4
    July 11-15: Camp Week 5
    Aug 9: Orientation - Lower School 10-11 am, Upper School 1-2 pm
    Aug 10: First day of school
    Aug 16: Curriculum Night - all homerooms 6-7:30
    Sept 5: No School - Labor Day Holiday
    Sept 19-20: Lower School Conferences - No school for Lower School students
    Sept 22-23: Upper School Conferences - No school for Upper School students
    Oct 10: No School - Columbus Day Holiday
    Nov 18: 1:00 Dismissal; Grandparent/Special Friend Celebration
    Nov 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
    Dec 15: 1:00 Dismissal
    Dec 16: Teacher Work Day - No school for students
    Dec 19-Jan 2: No school - Winter Break
    Jan 3: Teacher Work Day - No School for students
    Jan 4: First day of second semester


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  • Regular School Hours
    Morning carpool:
    Elementary: 8:15-8:30
    Middle School: 8:00-8:15

    Afternoon carpool (all students):
    3:10-3:30.

    Morning Energizers is a before-school program that runs from 7:15 until 8:15 (8:00 for Middle School students).

    Extended Day is offered until 6:00.

    Students remaining at school at 3:30 will automatically go to Extended Day.







  • Porter Students
    Our program is appropriate for students in grades Pre K-8 with any of the following difficulties:

    Reading, Reading Comprehension, Spelling
    Math calculation and concepts
    Executive Functioning
    Language processing
    Auditory Processing
    Sensory Processing
    Fine Motor, Gross Motor, and Visual Skills
    Social Skills
    Self-Esteem


 

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Our Mission

Porter Academy is dedicated to educating children by utilizing individualized programs that are appropriate to each student’s developmental level and learning style.

Our Beliefs

  • Children can reach untapped potential when provided with
    • appropriate small group instruction
    • social-emotional guidance
    • therapeutic support
  • Children are best able to succeed academically and socially when the school
    • utilizes a whole-child approach
    • simultaneously develops academics and foundational abilities (e.g., processing skills, attention, motor skills)
    • promotes development of self-esteem and intrinsic motivation
  • Regular assessments are necessary to determine the most effective intervention for each child

Our StudentsPorter Academy

We serve children Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade who have difficulties with language processing,dyslexia, attention (ADHD), sensory processing, visual processing, auditory processing, motor skills (dyspraxia), organization, social skills, and self-esteem.

Our Approach

At Porter Academy, we take an individualized “whole child” approach. We understand that not all children fit into a mold in regards to what they need to succeed. We bring the expertise of teachers, therapists, and administrators together to develop a comprehensive understanding of each child. This enables us to determine the most effective interventions (academic, social-emotional, and developmental) for that particular child. We enable the child to experience success both through modifications and through remediation of underlying difficulties. The modifications allow for immediate success; the remediation leads to lasting success. Both lead to improved self-esteem and internal motivation to learn. 

Program Components

  • Curriculum: The Core Knowledge Curriculum is followed for all subjects
  • Academic Techniques
    • small groups to allow for individualized assistance
    • multi-sensory learning activities
    • a variety of well-established learning disorder and regular academic programs, adapting the lessons to the particular needs of the children and creating our own materials where appropriate
    • layering of information to facilitate retention
    • differentiated learning in order to provide children with a just-right-challenge and allow them to progress at their own rate and in their own way
  • All students receive therapy within a group setting
  • All students participate in specials
  • Suplementary Programs offered after school
    • Fast ForWord: a research-based intervention completed on a computer that develops
      • Cognitive skills including working memory, sustained and focused attention, auditory processing, sequencing ability, listening accuracy, and visual symbol sound associations
      • Language and reading skills including language comprehension (following directions), phonemic awareness, sound-letter correspondence, vocabulary, grammar, story comprehension and retelling, answering “wh-“ questions, left-to-right visual tracking, decoding skills, and sight-word recognition.
    • Integrated Listening Systems (iLs): a program that develops the vestibular and auditory sensory systems with resultant benefits in academics and social functioning

  • Accreditation

    Porter Academy is fully accredited by The Georgia Accrediting Commission, Inc., Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). We are members of the Georgia Independent Schools Association and the Georgia Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children.

     

     

     

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    Porter Academy, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt school.

    Porter Academy does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of gender, race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, or nation of origin.



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