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