Student Academic Support

The goal of Pinnacle at CHS is to serve students with learning differences by providing individualized educational accommodations that equip them with the skills and strategies necessary to become independent, lifelong learners. The Pinnacle staff reviews applicants with identified learning challenges to determine if their needs can be met with the services we provide. If a student is accepted into Pinnacle, a plan will be developed to address individual educational differences. A variety of programs are offered through Pinnacle including educational therapy, tutoring, small group instruction, and mentoring.

The following programs are available through Pinnacle to students who need additional support:

NILD (National Institute for Learning Development) Educational Therapy

​​​​Individualized and intensive cognitive therapy that strengthens weaknesses and transforms struggling learners into independent, lifelong learners.

NILD Rx for Discovery Reading

Develops decoding and encoding skills to improve one’s comprehensive, constructive, and creative language.


Provides early intervention services for young learners before they experience frustration in the classroom.

Interactive Metronome (IM)

A computer-based training program that promotes the ability of the brain to form and reorganize connections during learning.

Subject Specific Instruction/Inclusion

Small group classes for foundational learning (math, English/language arts) and assistance in transitioning to a regular class or specialized teacher in class as learning support for students.

Personalized Academic Coaching

Limited one-on-one tutoring and/or re-teaching, coaching in a discipline, processing/work strategies, and organization and time management skills.


Sandy Southeard, Pinnacle Director

PHONE 706.277.1198 (ext. 1021)