The ESOL Program mission is to help ensure the English language development and academic success of English Learners (ELs).
The ESOL Program works with teachers and administrators of ELs to provide high-quality instructional programs designed to develop proficiency in English, while meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. Contact information and a list of resources is available here.
The Dual Enrollment program provides students an early start on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school and offers challenging academic experiences to qualified students.
Opportunities for students include taking one or more college courses or completing an associate degree in conjunction with their high school diploma. For more information about Dual Enrollment, click here.
Advanced Placement (AP®) courses provide high school students with a college-level academic experience.
The College Board partners with colleges and universities to develop an appropriately challenging curriculum, to create college-level assessments, and to train teachers to deliver instruction that meets college-level standards. All Cobb County School District high schools offer AP courses taught by College Board trained teachers. More details on Advanced Learning opportunities is available here.
The Cobb County School District recognizes that students who demonstrate exceptional potential in a specific area may benefit from a specialized program.
Cobb’s magnet programs allow students to pursue their interests, develop their talents, and extend their competencies beyond the usual scope of high school. Due to limited space at each program, students are selected through a highly competitive and rigorous application process. More information is available here.
Positive School Culture Support
The Department of Positive School Culture Support assists CCSD schools with assessing and addressing school climate and culture.
By conducting onsite school visits, analyzing multiple sources of data, and meeting with building leadership teams and school staff, we can suggest appropriate evidence-based methods to create effective school-wide, classroom, targeted group, and individual systems. Effective implementation of these systems creates positive learning environments that support improved academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for all students. For more information go here.
International Welcome Center
The Cobb County School District International Welcome Center (IWC), facilitates home-to-school and school-to-home communications by providing local schools, parents, and community with the following support services:
middle school English language proficiency assessment for international students, high school English language proficiency testing for international students which includes advisement, grade placement and transcript evaluation, as well as translation of district policies and local school documents, interpretation of school related meetings, student evaluations, parent conferences, special education meetings, and hearings. For more details and assistance go here.
These services may be available for students when they are unable to attend school because of medical needs, either physical or psychiatric.
For eligible students, the hospital/homebound team works with the student’s school team to coordinate a plan for continued academic participation and facilitation of the student’s return to the classroom when possible. Last year, Cobb staff served hundreds of students. Click here for contacts and answers to frequently asked questions.
Gifted Learner Services
The Cobb County School District provides services for identified gifted students at all grade levels that are designed to meet the specific academic needs of gifted students.
Cobb adheres to the rules and regulations established by the Georgia Department of Education for identification and service of gifted learners. More details on the Gifted Learner Program including the eligibility process is available here.
School Health Services
The Cobb County School Health Services strengthens and facilitates the educational process through improvement and protection of the health status of all students.
We remain committed to providing options which support safe, high-quality learning environments for all 108,000 of our students, their families, and our staff. The District will take the necessary steps to maintain a safe learning environment and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
School nurses work as a team with school administrators, teachers, counselors, school social workers, families and community to identify and assist each student to reach their maximum state of well-being. The Cobb County School District is the largest school district in the state of Georgia with a Licensed Nurse in every school every single day. The average school nurse in Cobb has 28 years of experience as a nurse, and some have worked in Cobb Schools helping students for two decades. For more school health information and medical forms visit here.
Cobb school counselors implement comprehensive school counseling programs that strive to have an impact on student growth in three intertwined and equally important areas of development: academic, career, and social/emotional.
Using their specialized training in helping students with social/ emotional issues, school counselors deliver classroom instruction, small group counseling, and individual interventions directed at improving student well-being. Cobb’s counseling programs continue to earn recognition from the American School Counselor Association for making a commitment to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling programs and an exemplary educational environment. For contacts and more information, click here.
The district’s school psychologists collaborate with students, parents, educators and other professionals to identify and address academic, social, behavioral, and emotional problems that interfere with school success.
With extensive training in child development, psychology, assessment, progress monitoring, consultation, counseling, data collection and analysis their work supports the academic achievement, positive behavior and mental wellness of all students preK through 12th grade. Cobb’s team of psychologists include 14 who are certified at the doctoral level. Last year, Cobb psychologists held more than 20,000 consultations with parents, students, school staff, and outside agencies. For contacts and more information click here.
World Language Programs
The Cobb County School District provides multiple bilingual and specialized programs to support students and serves Cobb’s diverse community by facilitating the development of culturally and linguistically competent global citizens.
Cobb offers comprehensive world language instruction at all levels that prepare multilingual students to value cultural diversity and to contribute to our global society.For more information about World Language Programs, click here.
Student Assistance Programs
The Office of Student Assistance Programs places a strong emphasis on providing students, teachers and families with services that support academic success.
The different departments—Psychological Services, School Counseling, Positive Culture Support, and Hospital/Homebound—address issues which pose barriers to learning and enhance student achievement through a framework of prevention, intervention and postvention services. For contacts visit the Student Assistance Programs pages here.
The Cobb County School District special education department offers students and families with a plethora of supports and services to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
In alignment with our departmental goal of providing meaningful outcomes for students with disabilities, our department has a wide array of programming that targets the needs of eligible students based on their identified IEP needs. Our resources include program specific supports (i.e., Autism, Emotional Behavior Disorder, Speech and Language, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Orthopedically Impaired, Vision Impaired and Intellectual Disabilities) along with supports from related service providers, transition services, preschool, non-program related specialized support and parent mentors. Our mission is to foster achievement for students with disabilities and provide robust supports that will allow for student growth and development. If you would like more detailed information about the myriad of supports and services we provide, please click the link below. For more information including contacts and resources concerning students with disabilities, click here.
School social workers are a vital part of the total educational process by helping students and parents obtain the help and resources available to achieve their goals.
Not only do they collaborate with school psychologists, teachers, and the entire educational staff to remove barriers to academic success, they also work with community agencies to provide tools for students and their families to function and be productive in every phase of school and social life. For a list of family resources and to learn more about Social Work, go here.