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.



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  • Important Notice!

    Dear families:

    As a result of seeking to be as secure as possible, effectively immediately, our campus is under complete lockdown.  The Gates 2, 3, and 5 will be opened from 7 am to 8:30 in the mornings and opened again from 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoons.  Also, we have a few gate operators assigned to remotely open the gates.  You simply call them by pressing the Gate operator button shown in the picture.

    Once you are parked, remember to bring your license in order to receive a visitor’s badge.  To enter the Hendricks school building, remember the only entrance to a door with a bell is the door on the far right.  You press that button and you will gain access to this building where you will sign in and receive a visitor’s badge.

    We appreciate your help and patience in this matter. GAB gates

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