Acacia Academy

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Acacia Academy Photo #1 - Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.AdvancED accredited school in the La Grange, IL area. Illinois State Board of Education approved for out-of-district placement for special education.
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Acacia Academy Photo #1 - Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.AdvancED accredited school in the La Grange, IL area. Illinois State Board of Education approved for out-of-district placement for special education.
  • Welcome! Acacia Academy is a year-round accredited, private therapeutic day school for grades 1-12 and offers a Transition Program for ages 17-22 servicing the Chicago, IL area. The Acacia tree symbolizes what our school strives to achieve: educational stability with roots of strength and character that will last a lifetime making Acacia Academy a safe place to grow and learn.
  • Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.
  • Acacia Academy is AdvancED accredited and located in La Grange Highlands, Illinois.
  • The Illinois State Board of Education has approved Acacia Academy for out-of-district placement for special education. Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy.
  • In many cases, the school district provides tuition and transportation.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedGifted, Learning Disabilites, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Cognitively Delayed, ED
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students95 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeAcacia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size7 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and collard shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesThe Illinois State Board of Education has approved Acacia Academy for out-of-district placement for special education. Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy. In many cases, the school district provides tuition and transportation.
Admissions DirectorKathryn Fouks

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)  
  • How do I enroll my student?
  • When a parent and/or school personnel are interested in their student attending Acacia Academy, they are invited to schedule a visit. The student may accompany parents and/or school personnel or schedule a visit at another time. School and medical records are sent to Acacia before or presented at the time of the visit to be reviewed. During the visits, a tour of the school is provided and interviews conducted. The Acacia staff determines if Acacia is the right program for the student. This process enables staff to become familiar with the student and their expectations as well as the family. When the student comes to visit, s/he visits with the Acacia staff, is able to meet other Acacia students, and receives a tour of the school and Acacia Nature Center. If a student comes to Acacia Academy with a current Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and a complete, updated case study, the student's educational program is then put into place. If a student does not have a recent IEP and/or complete evaluations, evaluations are completed and a personalized program of instruction is written for the student.
  • What are the tuition costs?
  • Acacia Academy is approved for out-of district placement by the Illinois State Board of Education.  In many cases, the school district provides both the tuition and transportation for your student to attend Acacia Academy. Please contact the home school`s Out-of-District Placement Counselor to inquire about placement.  Our current private enrollment tuition is $1,925.00 per month for fall and spring semesters.
  • What is the Transition Program?
  • The postsecondary Transition Program (ages 17-22) is for students who have completed their high school requirements and wish to further develop skills in job training, academics, independent living, and life skills while obtaining therapeutic services such as social work counseling, speech therapy and occupational therapy if needed. Students have the opportunity to customize their schedule designed to address personal needs and goals. After completion of the Transition Program, students obtain full time employment, enroll in an additional postsecondary programs such as community colleges, universities, career and technical schools, vocational programs, or day programs for further enrichment. In many cases, the school district provides both the tuition and transportation for your student to attend Acacia`s Transition Program. Please contact the home school`s Out-of-District Placement Counselor to inquire about placement. Private tuition for Acacia`s Transition Program is currently $1,500.00 per month. 
  • Do you provide transportation for my student?
  • If placement is approved by the school district, then the district will provide transportation.  If your student is privately enrolled, the family is responsible for the transportation.
  • What is your population?
  • We offer individualized programs for students of all performance levels (ages 6 22) including students with specific learning disabilities, giftedness, regular education, autism spectrum, emotional concerns, speech and language, social pragmatics, and challenged learners.
  • Are you a behavioral school?
  • We are not a behavioral school.
  • Do we live too far from Acacia Academy for our student to attend?
  • Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy. It is not uncommon for a student to travel 30-60 minutes to attend our school.
  • How many students attend Acacia Academy?
  • We have approximately 40 students in the elementary and 60 students in the high school and Transition Program

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