Georgia Academy for the Blind

Achieving Excellence

Why We Exist

  • Mission Statement:  

    The Georgia Academy for the Blind provides quality education services to Georgia’s students with visual impairments and/or visual impairments in conjunction with other disabilities to prepare them to achieve their highest level of independence in transition to college and career readiness.  Check out this student produced video featuring this Mission Statement:

    This institution is  an equal opportunity provider.

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  • The Georgia Academy for the Blind was founded in 1852 to serve the needs of Georgia's students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.  Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), we are committed to providing the highest quality educational services to our students and families across the state.  We offer day and residential programs on our campus, as well as outreach services and professional learning opportunities.



  • On Wednesday, February 27 the AdvancED accrediation team of 3 will be on our campus.  At 11:00, they want to meet with parents/guardians for 30 minutes.  Please contact Sonya Milam to let us know you can come., 478-262-3303.  Thanks!

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  • GAB parent appointed to serve on State Advisory Panel for Special Education   More parents/guardians are sought  for 2019-20

    We are delighted and appreciative that Leslie O’Neill, mother to GAB sophomore Christopher O’Neill from Cobb County has been selected to represent the State Schools on the State Advisory Panel (SAP) for Special Education.  SAP members are responsible for advising the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) on unmet needs of children with disabilities, devising evaluations and reporting data to the federal Secretary of Education, developing corrective action, developing and implementing policies related to the coordination of services, and serve as stakeholders for the Georgia Continuous Improvement Monitoring process.  Mrs. O’Neill explains, “I   wanted to serve on this panel because I feel that I could help others in a strong capacity.  It has been a struggle to find the right contacts and information that benefit my child and I want to make it easier for others.  ‘Knowledge is Power’ when dealing with disabilities. It’s who you know and what you know.”   She welcomes your comments and input at:

    More information and applications to join the SAP may be found on the link below, or emailed to you by contacting Sonya Milam:, 478-262-3303  Application deadline is March 1.

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  • Parents/guardians: Please take these 3 important and quick surveys! 
    An explanation of these three important surveys and their links can be found here:  Parent Surveys

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