Support Services

ESL

Students who are at beginning and intermediate levels of English are required to enroll in the ESL program. The ESL teacher works with students during their language learning time on English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The ESL teacher collaborates with each student's homeroom teacher to ensure continuity of learning and skill building. There is an additional fee for this program due to its small size and individualized attention.

Optimal Learning

The Optimal Learning Program (OLP) provides students with mild learning differences an opportunity to fully participate, contribute and excel in the classroom. Optimal Learning services provide limited necessary accommodations in order to support and empower students to reach their fullest academic potential. OLP addresses student's mild needs in a classroom setting or via consultation, and informs faculty about differentiated instruction.

 
The Optimal Learning Program is currently not accepting new applications until further notice. This may affect the overall admissibility of students at ACS Athens. For more information please contact the Admissions Office.

OL Consultation

OL Consultation is determined on a case by case basis. Students that are placed in OL Consultation are monitored by the OL Specialist and their classroom teachers. Students in the Consultation Program are observed in their classroom setting for twenty minutes each week, and they receive Progress Reports. There are fees for enrollment in either the Optimal Learning program or the OL consultation.

Counseling/Advisory Services

The School Psychologist, Dr. Emmanouil Kougioumzoglou, and the Elementary School Counselor, Mr. Demetri Pelidis, work with students individually and/or in groups to assist them in the development of skills for optimizing their strengths. Approaching students holistically will help them overcome emotional, social, and cognitive challenges.  The school psychologist and the counselor work closely with parents and teachers to resolve student issues and are involved in the Child Study Team in order to suggest interventions for any special needs students may have. 

Writing Studio

The Writing Studios location and schedule will be developed in consultation with the Principal at the beginning of each academic year. The studio offers students and faculty support throughout the year.