Harmony Program

In an effort to bridge the teaching and learning gap for students who have difficulty meeting the challenges of a college-prep curriculum, Columbia Academy implemented the Harmony program for qualified students in grades 5-12 at the Columbia campus. The name "Harmony" comes from I Peter 3:8, “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing."

The program will admit a maximum of 12 full-time students. With elementary and special education certifications and more than 20 years experience, Melissa Bryant leads the program as director.

“I am so excited to be a part of this program that allows students who have specific learning needs to also enjoy a Christian school experience,” Bryant said.

The program assigns students with mild learning disabilities to the Harmony classroom as needed. This assignment could be for as little as one subject per day, Bryant said, or for several subjects such as language arts, math and a study skills class. As an advocate between the student and teachers, Bryant can work with the classroom teachers to make modifications to the students’ assignments for subjects like science, history, Bible, and P.E.

Students admitted into the Harmony program will be qualified through testing and medical records. The program will not accept students with behavior disorders. For more information about the program, interested families should contact Director Melissa Bryant at 931-398-5346 or melissa.bryant@cabulldogs.org.