The STEP Program is Providence’s Special Education program. In 2018, STEP was launched intentionally as a small pilot program and is now ready to welcome more students for the 2020-2021 school year.
STEP provides students who have special needs with a caring learning environment designed to provide the maximum support needed for them to grow and reach their highest potential. Students receive a quality, Christ-centered education where their individual needs and schedules are considered.
The Lilburn campus is currently accepting applications for students in grades 1-8. This site will expand into the high school in 2021-22. We have a self-contained model where most core academic subjects are taught in a self-contained classroom by a trained Special Education teacher. When a student is emotionally, academically, functionally, and socially ready, there are opportunities for inclusion in the general classroom when appropriate. All students in the program participate in other grade-level activities such as electives and specials, chapel, field trips, class parties, and Field Day.
The Johns Creek campus is designed for students in grades 9-12 who are nearly on grade level and capable of grade-level academics but may need significant support or modifications. Each student in this program will also have their individual needs and schedules considered. In addition to our College Preparatory Diploma, we also offer a General Education Diploma for students in STEP who take a modified course load.