Special Education

  • Vision/Philosophy Statement

    District 115, Lake Forest Community High School, espouses the importance of fostering an inclusive environment for all students and staff. An inclusive environment encourages the affirmation, appreciation, and exploration of multiple identities and multiple perspectives. We understand that excellent and exemplary school districts foster a culture of inclusion where the lives and needs of all students are validated, recognized, and appreciated, and are centered in the educational experience provided. D115 knows that “every student has an incredible capacity to learn. Our responsibility is to create an environment that maximizes the possibility for each student’s growth”

    The Special Education Department’s goal is to support students in becoming self-advocating, self-directed, strategic learners. We are committed to providing a continuum of programming and services that allow students to develop and grow their academic, social, emotional, vocational and life skills both inside and outside the classroom environment.

  • Programming, Supports and Services

  • Parent Resource Center

  • Joey Kowalik
    Director of Special Education