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Student Support

Student support services vary as widely as the individuals themselves. No two learners are alike, and it is our responsibility to ensure we recognize these differences and make every effort to accommodate individual students’ needs.

To do this requires a bevy of services designed to address these unique requirements, from challenging the most gifted learners to ensuring learning obstacles are identified and addressed so student success can be achieved at all levels.

Below, you will find links to resources available to serve our students academically, physically and emotionally, all with the intent to develop fully the whole child.

Academic Support

Advisement and Counseling

Providing the best resources for our students is a multi-faceted process that incorporates many levels of support. School counseling, one of these resources, focuses on skills development, career exploration and the removal of barriers that may hinder academic success. Working in conjunction with parents, teachers and school administration, school counselors also serve in the role of community liaison when appropriate.

While career exploration and educational planning support are typically a part of the advisement process at the middle and high school levels, these topics are routinely addressed at the elementary level as well.

Amanda Carden , Director of Student Support

Email: amanda.carden@carrolltoncityschools.net | Phone: 770,834.7077

Health and Wellness Resources


The Carrollton City School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity, Therefore, it is the policy of the Carrollton City School District that:

● All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.

● Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the Federal nutrition requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the Smart Snack regulations.

● Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in the meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.

● To the maximum extent practicable, all schools in our district will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Snack Program and Seamless Summer Feeding Program).

● Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and the School Nutrition Program.

● The school district is committed to implementing a Farm to School initiative focused on serving locally grown foods as defined by the School Nutrition Program. This effort will be supported with nutrition education in the schools.

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Health and Social Services

Ensuring the physical and emotional needs of students are met is important to facilitate academic progress. The Office of Health and Social Services is a broad umbrella that covers a variety of these services, ranging from managing procedures related to school enrollment, the student transfer process, attendance protocol, private school reports and the Homeless Education Program.

In addition, school nurses, school social workers and the homeless liaison are part of the support team in this office. Their overarching goal is to address barriers which impact students’ academic achievement.

Student Records/Other Resources

ATTENTION: With a recent change in state law that eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Test, former students who did not receive a high school diploma because they did not pass one or more sections of the GHSGT may be eligible to receive a regular high school diploma. To apply for one, download the HB91 high school diploma petition here. Attach government-issued photo ID to the form and mail or bring it to our office at the address below:

Carrollton City Schools
Records Department
290 Tom Reeve Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117


Safety and Security

Carrollton City Schools puts safety first and foremost. Students can’t learn, and teachers can’t teach, unless the school is safe and welcoming. We are committed to ensuring this is the environment our district provides at all times.

Our safety philosophy follows a balanced, rational approach, yet is comprehensive in scope and implementation. Each school has its own safety plan, customized for the specific location, and is reviewed and revised on a regular basis. Teachers and staff at all schools are trained to handle day-to-day minor emergencies as well as crisis situations.

The school system is fortunate to have wonderful working relationships with the Carrollton Police Department and the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency. Both provide vital training, education and support.

Safety also includes keen attention to student discipline with plans in place to encourage positive student behavior while at the same time, dealing seriously with inappropriate behaviors and activities that may be a threat to the overall climate of the school.

In 2016, the district achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally- recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse. The designation was awarded to Carrollton City Schools’ commitment to protecting children by training more than 90 percent of its staff and volunteers on how to prevent, recognize the signs of and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Carrollton City Schools makes every effort to ensure our schools are places of comfort and security. After all, that’s when real learning takes place.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Special Programs

21st Century Community Learning Centers

All four Carrollton City schools offer unique after-school enrichment/remediation programs that specifically target academically at-risk students. The seed money and much of current operating costs of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers are funded by a U.S. Department of Education initiative that supports the centers, which operate during out-of-school hours and that have three specific purposes: To provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services; to offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program; and to offer families of 21st CCLC students opportunities for literacy and related educational development. The programs have been so successful they have received renewal grants for continuation.

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ESOL Services

A program supporting our students with diverse language and cultural backgrounds

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a program for students from diverse language and cultural
backgrounds who are English Learners (ELs). ESOL is a state-funded program provided through all school
systems in Georgia and is free of charge to the parents. The Carrollton City School System ESOL faculty and
staff are dedicated to providing quality instruction services to EL students.For more information on the eligibility process or the services available, please email the ESOL Teacher
at your child’s school:

Carrollton Elementary School
Leigh Taylor, Leigh Crews

Carrollton Middle School
Tina Turner
Carrollton Junior High School
Angela Cunningham

Carrollton High School
Elaine Hobson

We value your input. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement:

Phone: 770-834-7077

Or email:

Perdita Denney, Support Services Coordinator

Ginger Harper, Director of Federal Programs

Gifted Services

Carrollton City Schools offers gifted education services for all eligible students. Curriculum and instruction are specifically designed for the gifted learner. A minimum of five segments per week of differentiated instruction for gifted learners is provided through the Georgia Department of Education approved delivery models for gifted education.The following delivery models are utilized: advanced content class, resource class, collaborative teaching, mentorship/internship, joint enrollment/post-secondary option, and innovative model

A detailed explanation of delivery models is provided in Appendix A of the Georgia Department of Education Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services. In addition, the Carrollton Board of Education has adopted a Challenge Gifted Services Administrative Policies and Procedures Plan.

We value your input. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement:

Phone: 770-834-7077

Or email:

Perdita Denney, Support Services Coordinator

Mary Raburn , Director of Student Services

Carrollton Online Academy

Carrollton City Schools offers a nontraditional program that provides assigned students the structure and support they need to become successful learners and responsible members of the community. Serving students in grades 6-12 who have been assigned to attend an alternative program due to behavior, the program is customized through the establishment of a safe, positive welcoming environment that provides structured and engaging learning experiences. In addition to academics, students also will participate in social skills support, college and career planning and community service opportunities.

Carrollton Online Academy staff members will guide and encourage students to make positive choices about their academics and their behaviors, and students are empowered to be accountable for their learning. Students learn that every situation presents a choice, to identify potential outcomes of choices they are considering, to set goals and develop a plan to achieve them, and take responsibility for the choices they make.

Students assigned to the program will attend one of two four-hour daily sessions Monday-Friday. Morning and afternoon sessions will provide a flexible schedule that allows students the opportunity to meet family or work commitments while completing their education.

What Does Carrollton Online Academy Offer?

Carrollton Online Academy offers a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that is based on Georgia Standards of Excellence. Students who attend Carrollton Online Academy benefit from:

  • small class size, small group instruction and personalized attention from caring, certified teachers who meet district qualification requirements;
  • personalized and differentiated instruction, which blends teacher-led instruction, independent practice with one-on-one support from teachers;
  • personalized academic plans and goals created specifically to meet individual students’ needs;
  • a rigorous and engaging technology-rich environment that offers a variety of curriculum platforms, and helps students become familiar with tools they will use in college, trade or vocational school or the workplace;
  • focused, dedicated preparation for state assessments;
  • job and career counselors who will help students develop a post-secondary plan for college and career preparation that helps students develop the skills required to secure employment and give back to the community; and
  • social skills guidance to develop pro-social, self-evaluation and personal responsibility skills, which result in greater accountability, and improved academic results and prepare students to transition back to neighborhood schools.

For information about the Carrollton Online Academy, please contact:

Amanda Carden , Director of Student Support

Email: amanda.carden@carrolltoncityschools.net | Phone: 770,834.7077

Performance Learning Center

Message from the Principal


Welcome to the Performance Learning Center, where we recognize that “One size does not fit all.” Have you ever heard the saying, “the world does not revolve around you?” By design, the learning environment of the Performance Learning Center is designed to revolve around the diverse academic and unique social needs of students.

The Performance Learning Center is a small, non-traditional high school serving students in grades 9-12. Students enroll at the PLC for a variety of reasons which may include seeking early graduation, college dual enrollment opportunities or the recovery of academic credits. Many of the younger students enroll to develop self-efficacy and to enjoy the PLC’s nurturing atmosphere which focuses on an in-depth holistic development of the students. Additionally the PLC’s learning environment appeals to students who desire a smaller, blended computer-based learning environment. The program includes an intense academic component anchored by a rigorous online instructional system and project-based learning. Depending on a student’s academic pursuits, a student’s schedule may require attendance on several campuses, moving seamlessly between the PLC, Carrollton High School, West Georgia Technical College and or the University of West Georgia. As the PLC slogan states, the PLC offers students the best of both worlds.

As you can see, the PLC takes pride in transforming traditional education into a customized fit for each student. We appreciate your interest in the PLC.

*Collaboration with Communities In Schools (CIS) of Carrollton City and Carroll County*

– Mrs. Aprill Jones-Byrd
PLC Application


Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly referred to as “Section 504,” is a nondiscrimination statute enacted by the United States Congress. The purpose of Section 504 is to prohibit discrimination and to ensure that disabled students have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to non-disabled students.



We value your input. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement:

Phone: 770-834-7077

Or email:

Dr. Terie Smith-Phillips , Support Services Coordinator

Mary Raburn , Director of Student Services

Special Education

Special education is a program established to serve children 3-21 years of age who meet eligibility in any of the categorical eligibility areas. Special Education services are provided through all school systems in Georgia and are free of charge to parents. The Carrollton City School System special education faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality instructional services to students with disabilities.







We value your input. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement:

Phone: 770-834-7077

Or email:

Amy Sewell, Due Process Coordinator

Mary Raburn , Director of Student Services

Title I

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally-funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic need. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. A Title I school-wide program permits schools to use resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school and to raise academic achievement for all the students.