The North Metro Program is one of many GNETS (Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support) programs in the state of Georgia. North Metro is a service available within the continuum of supports for LEAs to consider when determining the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, ages 5-21. GNETS is an option in the continuum of supports that can help to prevent children from requiring residential or more restrictive placement. Specifically, GNETS provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic support services to students who exhibit intense social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges with severity, frequency or duration such that the provision of education and related services in the general education environment has not enabled him or her to benefit educationally based on the IEP. These students’ behaviors may include but are not limited to, significant, aggressive, self-destructive, atypical, and withdrawal behaviors. Children receiving GNETS services are taught coping skills, behavior regulation, and adaptive behaviors, with a keen focus on developing positive interpersonal relationships with others. The North Metro program services are implemented with greater intensity and frequency than what is typically delivered in a general education school environment. This program serves students from Gwinnett County and Buford City elementary schools.