The vision of New Generation School is to reach the spiritual, educational and emotional needs of the diverse students in Columbia County and the surrounding counties. We will accomplish this by providing sound Biblical counsel as well as individualized education and emotional interventions, in a caring and accepting environment.
“Every scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)
The Educational Philosophy of New Generation is based on the belief that all students can learn and want to learn. As a Doctor of Educational Psychology, Founder and Director Paula Gorman has studied extensively the mental processes involved in learning – simply put: how the brain learns. As such, we have sought out sound and proven curriculum that indeed supports brain-based learning processes, curriculum demonstrated to be effective with students in actual classroom settings. We use such research-based curriculum in all core subject areas wherever possible.
Every student is tested upon entrance to determine at exactly what level he or she is functioning. We then design a course of study using research based curricula which meets each child at their individual level and moves them, as rapidly as possible, to the next academic level. Students are again tested at the end of the school year to determine progress made. It is not unusual for students to show several years’ academic gain in a single year. The average annual gain is about two to three years in Mathematics, Reading and Language Arts.
Who We Serve
New Generation offers services to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Although most of our students are from what is considered to be traditional education, many are Exceptional Education Students. Since New Generation meets each child at their current level and brings them to the next level, we are able to accommodate a wide variety of educational needs. In prior years we could not serve students that might not be expected to receive a standard high school diploma. However, beginning the 2021 school year New Generation started offering services to the NeuroDiverse/Autistic population to a greater degree. NeuroDiverse is a small subsection of the New Generation school that has smaller class sizes, sensory rooms, and is designed to reduce environmental stressors.