Students and Parents

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For Our Students

On behalf of the staff and your fellow students of Genesis Learning Centers we want to welcome you.  We are very pleased that you are able to attend one of our School Program.  Some of you are new students, others are returning.  In either case, we are glad you are here.

These unique schools were created to serve young people, like you, who have experienced difficult times in school and/or home.  These difficulties may be related to learning, emotional hardships, and/or behavior issues.  Our goal is to provide you with a positive learning environment to help you grow and become successful in school, work, and home.  By the end of the school year, we want you to know that you are able to learn new things, that you can control your behaviors, and that you are a positive, capable person who has the potential to be a successful, happy person.

For Our Parents

Being the parent of a child with special or unique needs and difficulties is not easy. There are many worries, fears, and concerns for your child at school, at home, and in the neighborhood. You want your child safe, you want your child to learn, and you want your child to be successful. At Genesis, we want these same things for each of our students, your children.  Because we share this dream with you, we should not be left alone to educate your child, we need you.  When it comes to your child, you are the expert and we need your support and input. 

To facilitate open and continuing communication with our parents all Genesis Programs send home a Weekly Summary every Friday providing an overview of your child's week.  We try to call and meet with parents on a regular basis to share successes and to determine ways we can assist you and how you, the parent, can assist us in doing the best for your child.  We also encourage our parents to call when they may have questions or concerns and when there are issues at home that may affect their child at school. Together, we can make a difference in your child's school success.

We believe our students are precious gifts for the future. We have been chosen to be the bearers of these prized possessions that are placed in our care for us to nurture, cherish, and protect. No task is greater nor more prestigious than to care of for God's unique and special children.

Our Students' Rights and Opportunities

The student policies at Genesis Learning Centers have long accepted and promoted the ideas of equal opportunity for all.  It shall be our continued policy and practice to provide equal opportunity in all decisions of student enrollment and participation. Genesis insures only valid requirements are imposed for student opportunities.  All Genesis Learning Centers programs will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical appearance, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or physical disability. 

To file a Genesis Program complaint of discrimination contact:     

  • Chuck Goon, Human Resources Director, Genesis Learning Centers:
    • emailing: cgoon@genesislearn.org   
    • calling: 615-832-4222
    • mailing to:  430 Allied Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement for the Student Free and Reduced Meal Program

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Genesis Learning Centers.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may also contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English

To file a program complaint of discrimination: complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form(AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov.

Genesis Learning Centers is an equal opportunity provider.

We encourage our parents and students to review the attached Genesis Learning Centers Wellness Policy and Procedures.  Parents, students, and community stakeholders may participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Genesis Learning Centers Wellness Policy by making recommendations to the Genesis Executive Director.  These comments may be sent to:  Terry Adams at tadams@genesislearn.org.