Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About Programs at Northbrook Center
Click each question below to read the answer and learn more about our programs.
Who can attend Northbrook Center? Can I sign my child up?
Eligibility for our programs, ADAPT, BRIDGE, and STRIVE, are determined by Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Teams. Once an IEP Team has determined that one of our programs is a good fit for a student, GCPS will arrange transportation and the student will be assigned to our school. We unfortunately cannot accept student registrations intitiated by parents.
Is transportation provided?
Yes! Our students have access to GCPS transportation services through their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). ADAPT and BRIDGE students are transported to and from our school building each day, while STRIVE students are transported to and from their vocational training sites.
Is there a cafeteria at Northbrook Center?
Yes! Students in ADAPT and BRIDGE programs have the option to purchase breakfast and lunch at school, and can also apply for free or reduced meals if your family qualifies for that program. You can pay for lunches through cash or check sent to school with your child, or by adding money on your student's account on the MyPaymentsPlus website or app. You can read more information on our cafeteria page. Meals at STRIVE sites will depend on where your student is training, please contact your teacher for more information.
How do teachers and/or case managers communicate with parents?
Our teachers are fortunate to have a variety of tools available for keeping parents informed. We give our teachers the freedom to choose how to communicate with you, and they will use several different means. Some common forms used by our teachers include: text messages from the Remind service, email, written notes, phone calls, My eCLASS course pages, newsletters, communication journals, communication forms, behavior sheets, progress reports, and conferences. Contact your child's teacher or case manager for specific information for your student.
Are support services such as PT, OT, and ST available at Northbrook Center?
Yes! If your student's IEP includes related services such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Therapy, those services will continue at Northbrook Center.
Do you follow the Gwinnett County Schools Calendar?
Yes! All our programs follow the Gwinnett Calendar.
Will my child still have an IEP?
Yes! Students' IEPs follow them to Northbrook Center and guide everything we do.
Will we still receive progress reports?
Yes! No matter which program your student attends, the teacher will send regular progress reports home either electronically or in a paper copy.