What Makes Us Different
The Hirsch Academy gathers knowledge, training and perspectives from both the neurodivergent community and those who champion neurodiversity affirming philosophies and practices.
Our dedicated staff presumes competence in our students and offers a curriculum that aligns with age-appropriate standards, including individualized accommodations students might need to access Common Core and Georgia Standards, with yearly accreditation from the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Our curriculum stands as an innovative framework, crafted to deliver meaningful content that ignites curiosity and critical thinking.
Embracing differentiated learning approaches and communication tools, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), The Hirsch Academy ensures inclusivity across diverse learning and communication styles. Beyond the foundation of The Common Core Curriculum, students also participate in a variety of subjects and electives including Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Art, Neuroscience, Blog Writing, STEM/Coding/Robotics, Physical Education, Chess, Yoga, Mindfulness, Swimming and Friday Hikes.
Our leadership team incorporates intensive training for the staff that remains up-to-date throughout the year, adapting and guided by the specific needs of each student. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 3:1, and a class size of no larger than six students, we are able to empower our neurodivergent students to actively engage, foster connections, and develop autonomy as both problem solvers and learners.