Regional Office of Education #9
Champaign - Ford Counties
Programs: R.E.A.D.Y. Program
The Mission: The mission of the R.E.A.D.Y. Program is to provide a holistic education program for students in an alternative setting. The integrated curriculum includes partnerships with the families, the home school, social service agencies and educational communities to help students find pathways to academic, occupational, and personal success.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM
Academics: The curriculum is aligned to the Illinois Learning
Social Skills: All students participate in a social skills training. Two full time social workers are available to help students stabilize their behavior and achieve their personal goal. The foundation of the program is based on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Students monitor their own behavior through the use of the Success Card. School based wrap-around plans are created to provide supports in all areas of the student’s life.
GED Program: In collaboration with Parkland College, students may attend GED classes at the age of 16. Once a student has completed the classes, he/she may take the GED. After the GED, students enter the Job Training Program sponsored by the R.E.A.D.Y. Program in Partnership with the Illinois Employment and Training Center.
Education to Careers: An education to careers coordinator teachers a consumer skills/job training class. Students then work in the afternoon as a part of their program. Students earn credit while working at a job. All students are given a career assessment and opportunities to participate in internships and job shadowing experiences. Students can also participate in a summer work program in partnership with the Illinois Employment and Training Center.
Collaboration with Mental Health: The R.E.A.D.Y. Program provides space to Provena Mental Health for an on-site Mental Health Open Clinic. A mental health counselor from Provena provides counseling two days a week for the students at R.E.A.D.Y.
Prairie Center: Drug and alcohol counseling is available two days a week from the Prairie Center. Free assessments are also done by the counselors.
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