is our belief that all students can learn, and we pride ourselves
in setting the tone for success here at Cloister Creek. Through
small group and individual instruction, our students are given
the opportunity to set realistic goals and objectives as catalysts
for change. Daily routines, class schedules, and household responsibilities
are assigned to serve as necessary components for independent
living skills to develop and internalize. This intrinsic connection
is vital for generalizing and transferring skills from one environment
to another and will prepare the young adult for the rewarding
world of work.
curricula addresses both functional and academic objectives
and provides students with real life problem solving opportunities.
Class topics include job readiness skills, personal and social
skills, and team building sessions. Current news broadcasts
are incorporated into language experience groups as students
learn about their city, state, country, and affairs of the world.
Individualized transitional plans are developed with each student,
and progress reports are discussed with them on a weekly basis.
Our new computer lab is equipped with eight Gateway 400's and
is a favorite class here at school. Students receive individualized
instruction and learn to manage their local checking accounts
on the computer. They also write and edit our bimonthly newsletter
on a weekly basis and may e-mail friends and family.
Faculty/Staff/House Parents/Community Friends
faculty and staff are a dynamic group of certified educators, dedicated to working
with the young adult with learning difficulties. We also employ a part-time counselor,
art instructor, and on-site greenhouse manager. Several local families, eager
to help, are often on campus to assist students with class projects, cooking,
and to provide transportation to local activities. There is a real sense of family
at Cloister Creek and everyone is a part of the plan for success for your young
Students work through three phases while enrolled at Cloister Creek. As students
arrive, they are assigned to phase I and begin the process of becoming a productive
young adult. Their curriculum centers around basic academics and job readiness
skills. When it is apparent that the student has mastered related goals and objectives,
he or she is moved into phase II and is introduced to daily work experiences in
our on-site greenhouse. As they continue to develop work adjustment skills, they
begin working at local businesses. Their success is closely monitored as they
work toward full-time employment. In addition, we offer phase III housing, which
includes apartment living arrangements for students who are gainfully employed.
Cloister Creek requires
that each applicant submit the following in order to be considered for admission:
Completed Application Form
of a Recent Physical Exam
of a Recent Psychological Evaluation
from other professionals/educators such as a current IEP and/or
speech and language overview.
Admissions Committee will review all information. A personal
interview will be scheduled for each applicant and their family.
The admissions committee can be reached at Cloister Creek, P.O.
Box 80310, Conyers, GA 30013. Our web site is www.cloistercreek.org
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