North DuPage Special Education Cooperative

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Lincoln Academy

Lincoln Academy is a public day school that serves students who are eligible for special education and require a more restrictive educational environment with intensive programming. The program provides a high level of therapeutic support and interventions to support academic growth, emotional-behavioral regulation, and making positive choices that are consistent with personal goals. Student success is supported through a positive behavioral reinforcement system, direct social/emotional instruction, and collaboration with family and outside service providers. Our focus is on nurturing the growth of the whole child by fostering independence and building skills for successful transition into the general education setting.

Characteristics of students typically referred to Lincoln Academy:

  • Students in need of intensive support across academic and social-emotional domains.
  • Students who have frequent occurrences of emotional and/or behavioral dysregulation.
  • Students who benefit from therapeutic support to manage feelings of frustration and distractibility.
  • Students who require social skills instruction to address impulse control and peer conflict.
  • Students in need of a therapeutic environment to support underlying mental health needs (e.g., anxiety, depression) and/or environment factors (e.g., substance abuse, trauma, violence).

Program Model:

  • Targeted instruction and intervention strategies to support growth across core academic domains, including accommodations and modifications, as appropriate.
  • Focus on social and emotional learning, including the consistent reinforcement of social problem-solving strategies.
  • Structured behavior management/intervention system with clearly defined expectations and accompanying positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Therapeutic support, including crisis response and stabilization, provided in a timely and responsive manner
  • Partnerships with community resources, including collaboration with existing service providers.
Multidisciplinary team of special education teacher, social worker, speech and language therapist, occupational therapists, school psychologist and other related service personnel as required.

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Lincoln Academy
320 N. Lincoln St.
Roselle, IL 60172
630-529-4050

Classroom Teachers

High School: Beth Allen, Julie Sacco
Elementary: Nicole Pinnella, Patti Kanellis


Principal: William Grotthuss This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it