H.A.V.E.N. Program
H.A.V.E.N. Program

Hope. Achievement. Victory. Encouragement. Nobility.

The H.A.V.E.N. Program provides comprehensive special education services and therapeutic support for students with Severe Emotional Behavior Disorders and Autism. The program serves students from Cobb County, Douglas County and the city of Marietta. H.A.V.E.N. Academy is part of the Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS), comprised of 24 programs statewide that support students with special needs from every school system in Georgia.

H.A.V.E.N. Academy includes one campus-based program at H.A.V.E.N. Academy at Sky View in Mableton, Georgia. Satellite and Transitions classes are dispersed among 11 different Elementary, Middle, and High schools in Cobb County. Douglas County has 11 classes located at Mason Creek Elementary, Mason Creek Middle and Alexander High schools.

The staff at H.A.V.E.N. Academy is driven by the belief that the program is the best placement for students to learn how to be productive, contributive members of society in the least restrictive setting. More than 200 teachers, social workers, paraprofessionals and support staff are committed to making a difference in the lives of students and providing the necessary social, emotional, communication, and adaptive skills necessary for student success, both within and outside of the classroom.

The continuum of services provided at H.A.V.E.N. Academy are tailored to each student’s unique needs, with the primary goal of successful reintegration into a traditional school environment.

The H.A.V.E.N. staff provides assistance to schools, students and parents in the following areas:

  • Small classroom settings staffed for intensive teaching and support.
  • Teachers have 8-12 students on their caseload.
  • Each teacher has a paraprofessional assigned to their room to assist with daily management and teaching activities.

Additional Support Services:

  • Social workers who provide case management services as well as group and individual crisis counseling.
  • Four social workers and one counselor make up our clinical team to support our students' emotional needs.
  • Nursing services to monitor medications issues, as well as provide consultation on medical issues.
  • Crisis management personnel to assist in the therapeutic management of crisis situations.
  • Individualized academic and behavioral planning for students based on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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