What is the process?

What is the process for having my child attend NSA?

Typically, a team of people, including parents, home school staff and district representatives meet to determine what kind of program the student needs.    If the IEP team agrees that a therapeutic day placement is the least restrictive placement for a student, the district representative will make a referral to North Shore Academy.

Before making a decision, parents often will visit NSA and meet with an administrator who will describe the program and give a tour of the school.  If the family decides that NSA is the best placement for their child, an intake meeting will be scheduled.  At the intake meeting, parents and the student will meet the staff who will be members of the classroom team to better understand the concerns that led to placement at NSA and develop an initial plan for the transition.  A start date is then agreed upon (generally two days after the intake meeting)

North Shore Academy Elementary 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
North Shore Academy Middle and High School 760 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park, IL 60035

Providing a continuum of highly structured, individualized therapeutic programs designed to meet the educational and emotional needs of our students.