Academic Supports

English to Speakers of Other Languages ( ESOL)  

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12 (Georgia School Law Code 1981, § 20-2-156, enacted in 1985). The ESOL program is a standards-based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language development. For more information about ESOL, please contact Dr. Peter Coombe, Assistant Superintendent, at 706-602-6661.

English to Speakers of Other Language Resource

Gifted Education  

In Georgia, a gifted education student is defined as one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her ability(ies).  The mission of the Gifted Program in Calhoun City Schools is to maximize the potential of gifted students by providing programs and services that accommodate these differences, including curriculum responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexity. For more information about ESOL, please contact Dr. Peter Coombe, Assistant Superintendent, at 706-602-6661.

Gifted Education - Georgia Department of Education  

Section 504 
Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights statute focused on the prevention of discrimination. The purpose of Section 504 is to prohibit discrimination based on disability. Section 504 has no age limits and serves all disabilities. For more information about 504, please contact Heather McCrone, 504 Coordinator,  at 706-602-6884  

Hospital Homebound                                                                                                                                    Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or hospital for students in Georgia public schools whose medical needs, either physical or psychiatric, do not allow them to attend school for a limited period of time. HHB instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance (e.g., students receiving dialysis or radiation/chemotherapy or students with other serious health conditions). Students must be enrolled in a public school in Georgia in order to receive HHB services For more information regarding Hospital Homebound, please contact Heather McCrone, Hospital Homebound Coordinator,  at 706-602-6884  


The Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a framework designed to meet the behavior and academic needs of every student regardless of whether the student is struggling or have advanced learning needs. The Student Support Team (SST) is a problem-solving process in every Georgia school within this framework. Its purpose is to problem solve as team to determine ways for a student to have success academically and behaviorally.