The Student Services Department coordinates and delivers the educational services necessary to provide students with or without special needs the opportunity to graduate successfully. We provide academic, social-emotional, and behavioral supports for students. It is an advocate throughout the school and community for ALL God’s children to succeed academically at Illiana Christian High School.
Our goal is to provide Christian Education to ALL students and families. With support from the Student Services Director, teachers will make a variety of accommodations or modifications in the classroom for eligible students. We follow a student’s IEP or 504 from the public school and amend to an Illiana Choice Plan or 504. (There are specific forms that must be used to arrange for these accommodations.)
The SSC is a structured, small-group study hall in which students may receive academic support, guidance with organization and planning, assistance in test preparation, and support with homework completion by a qualified teacher. Students can also get support in the SSC due to an injury that will impact their performance in the classroom.
Instructional classes are alternatives to the required core courses with modified curricular objectives employing a modified pace of instruction to create the opportunity for success for students not able to function well in the required core course, including students with disabilities. The instructional classes are taught by content-area faculty with support from the Student Services Department. Generally, these classes will serve up to twenty students. These classes are not specific to students with disabilities however students do need to be found eligible for these classes. We offer instructional classes for English, Math, and Science.
Homework Hall is an after-school supervised study hall where extra assistance is provided and will help to improve student’s daily work. Students are recommended by their classroom teachers, and have time and resources provided to improve their studies. This element of Student Services has been very beneficial to students who might struggle with certain classes. By offering Homework Hall, students always receive one-on-one attention and encouragement before facing a less-than-noteworthy final grade. It is a great option for students who may not have a study hall during the school day.
Tutoring done by another student within the student’s study hall. This can be done in Student Services center or a larger study hall class. This is a support offered for students who may need additional support outside the classroom. Tutoring is helpful because it offers peer community and is accessible to anyone in need of a little homework help. This is also a great opportunity for other students to learn how to teach and coach their peers through difficult assignments.