The Cedarwood GNETS Program is one of twenty-four GNETS programs comprising the Georgia
The Cedarwood Program offers academic instruction and social skills training for students, as well as consulting services to schools. The curriculum taught at the Cedarwood Program is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards and students are given academic instruction that addresses their areas of academic need and goals outlined in the student’s IEP. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a research based approach, is used to teach, model, and reinforce expected school behavior. In addition, students are taught coping skills to deal with stress and students begin to establish and refine their socialization skills and improve their self-concept. The student’s progress is continually monitored and when the student meets exit criteria created by the IEP committee, he or she is able to return to their home school. Students are served in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
Empowering children to create their own future BY:
Actively participating in learning.
Being a respectful part of the group.
Contributing positively to others.
Demonstrating personal responsibility.
The Cedarwood GNETS Program is committed to providing a therapeutic experience woven into quality academic instruction that promotes responsible and socially acceptable behavior while teaching the skills necessary to become productive members of society.
1.) Our students will make significant gains in the area of reading as measured by a variety of local and state assessments.
2.) Our students will make significant gains in the area of math as measured by a variety of local and state assessments.
3.) Our students will develop skills that enable them to transition successfully to employment and/or appropriate post-secondary options.
4.) Our students will return to the least restrictive environment with success.
Services include a range of classroom placements as well as consultative services to the students' home school teachers and administrators. We provide educational and therapeutic services to students through academic and psychological testing, individual, family, group counseling, and crisis intervention. An important aspect of our program includes parent services to help support parents and assist them in obtaining resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with an emotional and behavioral disorder or a child with Autism.