• ​Curriculum
    Asa G. Hilliard ES serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5. Our Pre-K and kindergarten are full-day programs. The instructional program for elementary students includes language arts (reading, writing, spelling, listening, speaking), mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education, art, Spanish and music. For detailed information about the curriculum, including content and benchmarks for various grade levels, see the Fulton County School System web site.

    Assessment and Testing


    Kindergarten students in Georgia schools are assessed throughout the school year on the Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS). GKIDS is a performance based assessment that will document your child’s progress on the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) throughout his or her kindergarten year.

    Georgia Milestones

    Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the
    knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in each content area, while high school students will take End-of-Course (EOC) assessments for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.

    The Georgia Alternative Assessment (GAA)
    The GAA is a key component of the Georgia Student Assessment Program. An essential tenet of both the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is the fact that states must ensure that all students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, have access to a general curriculum that encompasses challenging academic standards. States must also ensure that all students are assessed for their progress toward meeting academic standards.

    The GAA is a portfolio of student work that enables the demonstration of achievement and progress relative to selected skills that are aligned to the Georgia curriculum. The portfolio is used to capture student learning and achievement/progress in four content areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This assessment program promotes a vision of enhancing capacities and integrated life opportunities for students who experience significant cognitive disabilities.


    Assessing Comprehen​sion and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) is administered, annually, to all English learners in Georgia. ACCESS for ELLs is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English learners’ social and academic proficiency in English. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the school context across the four language domains. ACCESS for ELLs meets the federal requirements that mandates require states to evaluate EL students in grades K through 12 on their progress in learning to speak English.

    ACCESS for ELLs is used to determine the English language proficiency levels and progress of ELs in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

    Evaluar sión Comprehen y Comunicación en Inglés de Estado a Estado para estudiantes del idioma inglés ( ACCESS para ELL) se administra anualmente a todos los estudiantes de inglés en Georgia. ACCESS para ELL es un criterio de referencia la prueba de competencia lingüística Inglés basado en estándares diseñado para medir la competencia social y académica los estudiantes de inglés " en Inglés . Evalúa Inglés social y educacional , así como el idioma asociado con las artes del lenguaje, matemáticas , ciencias y estudios sociales en el contexto de la escuela a través de los cuatro dominios del idioma. ACCESS para ELL cumple con los requisitos federales de que los mandatos requieren los estados para evaluar a los estudiantes EL en los grados K ​​con 12 sobre su progreso en aprender a hablar Inglés .

    ACCESS para ELL se utiliza para determinar los niveles de dominio del idioma inglés y el progreso de los estudiantes EL en los dominios de hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir .


    Exceptional Students
    The Exceptional Children/Special Education Department provides high quality services, research based strategies and resources, and support to students with disabilities.  Our staff works collaboratively with families to enable students to reach their full academic potential. ​Asa G. Hilliard Elementary has multiple programs that meet the unique educational needs of our exceptional students. Some of the programs that we provide at the school are:

    • Learning disabilities
    • Mild and moderate intellectual disabilities 
    • Emotional/behavioral disorders
    • Speech/Language impairments
    • Significant Developmental Delays
    • Other Health Impairments
    • Visual Impairments
    • Special Needs PK

    ​Talented and Gifted (TAG)

    The Talented and Gifted (TAG) program in the Fulton County School System strives to provide enriching learning experiences for the intellectually advanced and exceptionally creative student.  Gifted services are available in all Fulton County schools for students in kindergarten through grade 12.  The Fulton County gifted program is a response to the need to address the unique learning characteristics, interests, personal needs, and capabilities of gifted children. The program emphasizes the gifted students' need for interaction with intellectual peers. Through differentiated instructional experiences, gifted students will develop advanced research methods and independent study skills, creative thinking and creative problem-solving skills, higher order and critical thinking skills, and advanced communication skills.   ​

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    Early Intervention Program (EIP)
    Children start school at a designated chronological age, but differ greatly in their intellectual development, background knowledge and experience base. Students who are performing below grade level in K – 5th grade may receive services in reading and math in the Early Intervention Program (EIP).  EIP is designed to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level. The purpose of the Early Intervention Program is to provide additional instructional resources to help students who are performing below grade level obtain the necessary academic skills to reach grade level performance in the shortest possible time. Parents with questions about EIP are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher.

    Student Support Team (SST)​ and Response to Intervention(RtI) 

    The Student Support Team (SST) is a problem-solving process in every Georgia school. Its purpose is to find ways around roadblocks to success for any student referred to it. SST uses Response to Intervention to monitor the effectivenes of strategies and student progress. Response to Instruction and Intervention, in Georgia, is a four-tiered instructional process, or framework, which guides teachers in matching instruction and intervention to each student's learning needs. This may include intervention for skill weaknesses, or strength-based instruction through enrichment and acceleration.​
    When a student is experiencing significant difficulties with academic assignments or adjustment to the school environment, the school’s Student Support Team(SST) is consulted. This team, which is comprised of Asa G. Hilliard teachers, counselors, and administrators, consults with the student’s classroom teacher to examine the child’s progress, attempt to identify causes for his/her difficulties, and brainstorm intervention strategies to help the student. Parents who feel that their child would benefit from the services of the SST should contact the child’s teacher or Mr. Jones, school counselor/SST Coordinator.
    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has been strongly emphasized by the federal government as applicable to the schools' handling of certain student difficulties. SST documentation can meet most Section 504 requirements.​