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Acacia Academy Private Special Education / Therapeutic School:
Acacia Academy is a private special education / therapeutic school with locations in La Grange and Burr Ridge, IL. We offer accredited programs for Elementary (Grades 1-8), High School (Grades 9-12), and a Transition Program (Ages 18-22) for students with a variety of unique and special needs including: All learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, autism, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), executive functioning, and auditory/visual processing needs, anxiety, school phobia, school refusal, emotional and social needs, students not performing at appropriate grade levels, and the general education students to meet their academic goals and potential. Instruction is designed to strengthen skills in reading, math, writing, spelling, language skills, fine motor skills, processing abilities, speech/language, and social skills.

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The mission of the school is to assist the individuals it serves in meeting the goals in their individualized educational programs.


Accreditation by AdvancED North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation means that students have:
Qualified teachers who are continually working to improve their practices and teaching methods
Access to a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum
Access to a range of student activities and support services
Transferability of credits from school to school
Greater access to federal loans, scholarships, post secondary education, and military programs that require accreditation

We are also approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for Out-of-District placement.

Acacia Academy Transition Program (Ages 18-22):

The goal of Acacia Academy’s Transition Program is to maximize a student’s opportunity for independence.  The Transition Program (ages 18-22) is designed for students who have completed their high school requirements and wish to further develop skills in academics, job training, and independent living skills while obtaining services such as social work counseling, speech therapy and occupational therapy if needed. The instruction is individualized based on each student’s needs, goals, employment and postsecondary aspirations. 

La Grange Campus :

La Grange Campus is home to elementary and high school students in grades 1 – 12. The facility provides both indoor and outdoor instruction as well as modern technology devices, laptops and computer labs for student use. Our grounds feature 3 acres of wooded lands highlighted by our Nature Center that is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. The wealth of educational and cultural opportunities of the Chicagoland metropolitan area are only a short ride away.

Burr Ridge Campus :

Burr Ridge Campus is home to Acacia Academy’s Transition Program. The facility provides large, spacious classrooms, related service areas, athletic room, offices, and open floor plan for appropriate social distancing. The Burr Ridge Campus is conveniently located within a five minute drive to the La Grange Campus and provides easy access to student work sites, community outings, postsecondary programs, and other community related opportunities.  Students benefit from on-the-job training at a variety of participating businesses in the Burr Ridge and surrounding communities. 

Nature Center :

Since 1995, The Nature Center, a Certified Wildlife Habitat, has been designed and built by students, families, members of the community, volunteers, community groups, and the faculty of Acacia Academy. Growth continues as new projects are conceived. Students who attend Acacia Academy have the opportunity to use a two acre school Nature Center for outdoor activities and instruction.  Our outdoor classrooms, a midst forest and natural surroundings, provide a unique educational setting, helping our students to focus and enjoy learning.

Differentiated Instruction :

Acacia teachers are flexible in their approach to teaching and will individualize the curriculum to adhere to the student learning needs, as opposed to the student modifying themselves for the curriculum. Differentiated Instruction (DI) is a systematic approach to planning curriculum and instruction for an academically diverse learner through responsive teaching.  Responsive teaching is focusing on who we teach, what we teach, where we teach, and how we are teaching.  Teachers consider student characteristics of readiness, interests and learning styles while planning curriculum.

Reading Program :

The Wilson Reading Program is a structured literacy program based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principals. The program directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language. Through the program, students learn fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery. Acacia Academy students receive individualized instruction from our Certified Wilson Reading Specialists.

Social Work Counseling :

The school social worker plays a vital role working with school staff, students, families and community agencies in addressing the barriers that limit a student from receiving full benefits from their educational experience. Social work services are provided on a classroom, small group and individual basis. The goal of the social work program is to enhance the acquisition of social thinking and social skills. Individual sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the student. Small group sessions address areas such as anxiety, self-regulation, friendships building and problem solving.

Occupational Therapy:

Our licensed occupational therapists work with students in a number of areas to promote functional independence in the classroom and school setting.  The goal is to improve the student’s ability to perform tasks requiring visual perceptual skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sensory processing skills, organization, and self care. Our therapists aim to give students the tools they need to successfully participate in a school and community setting

Speech and Language Therapy :

Speech language pathology services that provide for the intervention and treatment of a variety of communication disorders, including cognitive aspects of communication (attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions), speech (articulation, voice, and fluency), receptive and expressive language skills, as well as pragmatic (social) language skills.

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Address: 6425 South Willow Springs Road, La Grange 60525, Cook County, Illinois , USA
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The Russian School of Mathematics
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• Enroll in an accredited online homeschool course from Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA), and give your child or teenager the opportunity to benefit from quality online education from the comfort of their own home in Illinois and throughout the U.S

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• A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program, and an official transcript that states that they have completed the requirements for graduation in their state.

• We provide anytime online access to our online courses. Tailored to appeal to today’s web-savvy kids, this makes studying convenient for all schedules.

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ALA is accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC) and approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Online K-12 Homeschool Programs:
For kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students

• Core courses, electives & and career-technical courses
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• Advanced Placement (AP) classes
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A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program
British School of Chicago
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All BSC teachers are recruited from the United Kingdom or international schools worldwide, and are of the highest calibre. Every teacher is experienced in the National Curriculum (England) and has a variety of academic specialist skills. All teachers at the BSC take part in a continuous programme called In Service Training (INSET).

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- Year 1 & Year 2 (Kindergarten & Year 1)
- Year 3 to Year 6 (Grade 2 to Grade 5)
- Year 7 to Year 9 (Grade 6 to Grade 8)
- Year 10 - Year 13 (Grade 9 to Grade 12)

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Westlake Christian Academy, Lake County
Courses / Programs
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If you are searching for a school committed to an academically strong Christian education, we invite you to check out our academy. We are confident that you will be pleased by what you find. Westlake Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
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- Kindergarten program
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- Junior High School program
- Senior High School program
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- Athletics program

* The Kindergarten academic emphasis includes number concepts, reading readiness, socialization and motor development.
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