Special Education

The Special Education Department supports each student’s efforts to become a self-advocating, self-directed, strategic learner by providing a supportive environment. Students are assisted in reaching academic, social, and emotional goals through services provided both inside and outside of the classroom.

Eligibility for special education is determined by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including the student, parents, and staff. The identification, placement, and provision of special education programs and services are governed by both state and federal regulations. Each eligible student has a written Individualized Education Program (IEP) that specifies annual goals, short-term objectives, desired post-high school outcomes, and instructional and related services. Any parent, staff member, or student may request a referral to identify potential eligibility for special education. Requests should be directed to the student’s counselor.


See what's happening in the Transition Program!

As we will be celebrating Earth Day this month on Thursday, April 22nd, this is a wonderful time to pursue a deeper connection with our environment. Do you ever find yourself feeling calmer and more relaxed after spending time outside? It is no secret that there is a correlation between time spent in nature and a reduction of negative emotions. Please take a moment to read what our students love the most about our planet Earth and see what else in happening in the Transition Program by reading  the April issue of our Transition Newsletter.



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We've received important information regarding vaccinations for family caregivers from the Illinois Department of Human Services. Family members who provide home health care for certain eligible disabilities are eligible for the vaccination under the category of 1a. This category includes frontline healthcare workers as well as residents and staff of long-term care facilities. Use this link to read the communication.

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