Course Name: Small Group – Adapted Curriculum

    Department Name: Exceptional Student Education


    Teacher Information

    Name: Tammy Rupe

    Phone: 678-362-2047

    Office Hours: 10:00—11:00

    Google Meet—Rupe1

    E-Mail: tammy.rupe@henry.k12.ga.us


    School Attributes

    Mission Statement

    Luella High School will graduate each student college and career ready - life ready.

    Our Vision

    Working together as a complete school community, Luella High School will provide each student and staff member with the highest quality opportunities to grow, explore and own her/his growth and success. 

    Our Beliefs

    • We believe that our work is about producing a well-educated, productive community member who will embrace lifelong learning, both traditionally as well as non-traditionally.
    • We believe in a safe, orderly, caring environment for all staff and students that builds on individual strengths through personalization.
    • We believe that learning and becoming college/career ready is the key to a successful future in all areas of life.
    • We believe in the Lion character embodied by personal integrity, honor, courage, personal responsibility, service to the community, determination, self-awareness and commitment.
    • We believe in each person accepting responsibility for their own actions.
    • We believe each person should be continuously committed to the betterment of their community.
    • We believe in the freedom of each individual to voice their perspectives in an appropriate, responsible manner.
    • We believe in the value of diverse opinions, backgrounds, and experiences.
    • We believe in the importance of self-confidence and one's ability to succeed through personal discipline, determination, and hard work.
    • We believe in the importance of an effective system for consistent communication between and among staff, students, and administration.

    Course Description

    Adapted Curriculum Small Group classes covers four domains: Vocational, Community, Self-Management and Recreation/Leisure. Functional academics and Curriculum are embedded into each area guiding students into college, career and life readiness. Students will be assessed weekly through data checks and monthly through Formative and Summative assessments. Course feedback and IEP progress monitoring will be made available every 9 week grading period.

    Students will also receive regular review, revision and acceleration on IEP goals and objectives.

    Course Competencies/ Learning Targets

    Students who successfully complete Small Group – Adapted Curriculum will be competent in the following areas:

    ● Students will be able to develop reading, writing, math, science and social studies related concepts through Unique Learning System - a standards-based program specifically designed for students with special needs to access the general education curriculum.

    ● Students will be able to successfully work in school, home and community with or without support.

    ● Students will be able to access/ enjoy recreational and leisure time in school, home and community with or without support.

    ● Students will be able to learn, work, interact and positively contribute to their school, family and community with or without support.

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for Henry County School System includes opportunities for students to demonstrate prior knowledge of required skill through verbal, physical or written means. Moreover, students must demonstrate a willingness to learn and share their knowledge with others. Students served in the small group setting, adapted curriculum classes will receive passing grades as well as Progress Reports that offer data and information relating to specific IEP goals and objectives.

    Attendance Policy

    The attendance policy for Henry County School System is that Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes on time and each day. On the FIRST DAY students return to school from an absence, parents should provide the school with a written note explaining the reason for the absence. The note should include the date(s) of the absence, the reason(s) for the absence, and the signature of the parent or of the doctor who treated the student.  

     Classroom Expectations

    1. Students will come to class on time prepared and ready to learn.
    2. Students will complete all assignments, including homework, by all deadlines. Make-up work is only accepted after an excused absence. It is your responsibility to see me for your work before or after school.
    3. All students will be silent and respectful while other students read aloud.
    4. The teachers and students will work together for a respectful, safe classroom (virtually/in person).
    5. Participation in class discussions will enhance all students’ learning experiences.
    6. Students are expected to have all assigned readings completed; this may require some reading to be completed outside of the classroom.

    Class Requirements

    To successfully complete this course, you will need:

    • Chromebook or IPad
    • Unique Learning Login Information (teacher provided)
    • Boardmaker Software Login Information (teacher provided)
    • Positive Attitude

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Tailor to your Departmental needs) Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.


    (Tailor to your course needs) A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.