Learn Empower Adapt Pride
The need for specialized placement services for children who face mental health and behavioral challenges is growing nationally. In Bulloch County, this need was identified based on feedback from student support professionals, school principals, teachers, and a comprehensive needs assessment done in partnership with Georgia Southern University.
As a result, our school district created the Learn Empower Adapt Pride (LEAP) program. It is not an alternative learning center, nor a punitive program, instead it was created support children who need a temporary space, where educators can share specialized support to help them be more successful.
"At LEAP we believe that all students can Learn. We Empower students to become a better version of themselves. Students Adapt to any situation. Students develop Pride in our community, school and themselves."
- Decrease or eliminate barriers to effect classroom instruction
- Provide children with the appropriate services for their behavioral needs
- Successfully stabilize and mainstream children with mental health and behavioral challenges
- Reduce chronic disruptions to classroom instruction
- Better support the work of school counselors and school psychology staff
- Improve the overall performance of schools