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Pat Wolf
, Director

Physical Address of
GNETS of Oconee
Main Office:
155 Hwy 49 W,
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1830
Milledgeville, GA
31059

Phone: (478) 414-2023
Fax: (478) 414-2055



Our Mission Statement

To empower children with the values and skills they will need to live a successful life filled with a sense of belonging, love for learning, and compassion for others.

Our Vision

To create and cultivate a therapeutic, educational culture that is proven to be successful in effecting positive change in the children we serve.

GNETS of Oconee
School Pledge


I belong!
I want to learn!
I am capable!
I care about others!

 

 


GNETS of Oconee is one of the 24 programs which support the local school systems’ continuum of services for students with disabilities, ages 5-21 known as the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS). GNETS programs provide comprehensive educational and therapeutic support services to students who might otherwise require residential or other more restrictive placements due to the severity of one or more of the characteristics of the disability category of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD).

Students receiving services through a GNETS Program are referred by their local school system through the Individual Education Program (IEP) process. An IEP team may consider in-class services by a GNETS program for a child with an emotional and behavioral disorder based upon documentation of the severity of the duration, frequency and intensity of one or more of the characteristics of the disability category of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). This documentation must include prior extension of less restrictive services and data which indicate such services have not enabled the child to benefit educationally. For children receiving in-class services, local schools are actively involved and exit criteria are developed upon entry into the GNETS program.

Purpose

To engage children with emotional, social and academic challenges by promoting growth and change through strength-based methods and best practices that enhance resiliency and self-efficacy.

We STRIVE – using Strength-Based Techniques to Restore Independence, Virtue and Excellence.

Calendar

We follow the system calendar where each class is located.

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Services

GNETS of Oconee offers an array of services ranging from consultation and professional learning to classroom placement. We provide crisis intervention using Life Space Crisis Intervention and MindSet and social skills instruction using Skillstreaming. We also incorporate the use of Mindfulness to teach our students self-regulation skills. We follow the curriculum of the Georgia Standards of Excellence. All classes are staffed with a certified teacher and a certified support teacher (paraprofessional). Classrooms are developed to provide a positive learning environment focusing on each student’s success and the student’s ability to learn. Our program is a satellite delivery model where we offer services in each of the 6 counties we serve.