• AFL Logo    ACADEMY FOR LEARNING 

    306 E 144th Street

    Dolton, IL 60419

    Phone: (708) 841-1063

     

      

    AFL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Academy for Learning School is a public day school designed to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of students not experiencing success in their home high schools due primarily to behavioral/emotional problems. Individual student behaviors vary greatly, ranging from aggression to withdrawal. However, one thing remains constant – failure to be successful in the home school environment.

     

    The Academy for Learning has adopted a therapeutic approach to provide a school environment in which students can ultimately grow to their individual, emotional and intellectual potential.  This environment has been carefully designed to nurture the individual’s ability to believe that he or she can be a successful student.

     

    We provide a learning environment that is structured and predictable.  Our goal is to aid each student in the attainment of the following personal competencies:

    • A sound self-concept

    • The capacity to manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors

    • Basic social and interpersonal skills

    • Basic academic skills

    • Life skills necessary for independent living and economic self-sufficiency

     

    AFL PROGRAM CONTACTS

    Joseph Schimmel - Program Principal

    Jennifer Avenatti - Vice Principal