• Special Education

    Chattooga County School System is committed to the belief that every student, regardless of disability, should have the opportunity to be a part of an age-appropriate regular classroom and the support needed to ensure a successful learning experience within the regular classroom setting. The Georgia Department of Education recognized Chattooga County School System for excellence in the education of students with disabilities by:

    • Achieving a higher percentage of graduates with regular education diploma.
    • Transitioning students to their desired postsecondary outcomes.
    • Serving students in the least restrictive environment
    • Decreasing the number of students who drop out.

    The Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) recognized Chattooga County School in conjunction with Georgia's Performance Goals for Students with Disabilities for:

    • Highest performer (drop out rate).
    • Most improved (least restrictive environment).
    • Most improved (fully certified)

    Chattooga County School System offer a verity of special education services for those who qualify.

    • Assistive Technology
    • Autism
    • Behavior Disorder Program
    • Hearing Impaired Program
    • Intellectually Disabled Program
    • Northwest Georgia Educational Program
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Preschool Special Education
    • Physical Therapy
    • Special Transportation
    • Speech/Language Program
    • Visually Impaired Program

Department Announcements

  • Child Find

    Help us help every child reach their potential. Do you know a child who has or may have a disability and is not receiving therapy or services? Children ages birth through 21 who have a disability may be eligible to receive special services. For more information or to make a referral call: Babies Can't Wait (706) 802-5072 Serving children with disabilities ages birth - 3 Chattooga County School System (706) 822-9902 Serving Chattooga County children with disabilities ages 3 - 21

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    Chattooga County Schools, Special Education Department, announces its intention to destroy records that where developed to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in Chattooga County School System. This notice is in compliance with the federal, state, and local policy. Records will be destroyed in July 2017 based on the following criteria: Students with disabilities born between July …

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  • Georgia Alternate Assessments Percentage

    Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) all students with disabilities must participated in the State’s academic content standards. The Georgia Alternative Assessment 2.0 (GAA) is designed to ensure students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided access to the State content standards and given the opportunity to demonstrate progress toward achievement of the knowledge, content, and skills in the content standards. ESSA places a 1 percent statewide cap on student participation in alternate assessments. Chattooga County School District exceeds the 1 percent cap of GAA assessments for the school year 18-19. Several reasons being our district has a high number of special education students even though we are a small rural area. Many students in the special education program transfer into our district to specifically receive specialized services.

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Department Contacts

  • Mrs. Kelli Johnson, Director of Special Ed.

    Business:  706-822-9902
    Email:  kjohnson@chattooga.k12.ga.us


    Mrs. Andrea Riley, School Psychologist

    Business:  706-822-9902
    Email:  ariley@chattooga.k12.ga.us


    Mrs. Ashla Wilson, Parent Mentor

    Business:  706-822-9902
    Email:  awilson@chattooga.k12.ga.us
      Parent Mentor


    Mrs. Amy Price, Special Education Secretary

    Business:  706-822-9902
    Email:  aprice@chattooga.k12.ga.us
      School Psychologist Secretary


    Mrs. Crystal Elrod, Special Education Secretary

    Business:  706-822-9902
    Email:  celrod@chattooga.k12.ga.us
      Administrative Assistant to Special Ed. Director,
    Special Education Records