• Introduction

    GSD uses the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) to drive instruction at all levels. These are the same standards to which all Georgia public schools adhere.

    All students receive instruction in English/Language Arts (ELA), math, science and social studies daily. In addition, elementary and middle school students rotate through connection classes, including P.E., art, American Sign Language and technology. High school students have elective courses, including Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) — Family & Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, American Sign Language, and Art.

    All student schedules include a dedicated hour of focused reading instruction and an additional 30 minutes of targeted remediation and/or enrichment in mathematics/reading.

    Every GSD classroom is equipped with multi-touch SMART Boards, ELMOs and classroom sets of iPads and laptops. There is a wide array of technology available for instruction in the classroom. Please take the time to ask your child’s teachers for an example of how it is used in their classrooms.