Chaddock School, a diverse learning community, provides challenging learning experiences while building meaningful relationships in a therapeutic environment to develop healthy, engaged, and productive students.
Our on-campus, accredited special education school challenges students to do their best academically. The school serves children living on Chaddock’s campus as well as youth from Quincy and the surrounding area who have not experienced success in the traditional public school setting.
All teachers at Chaddock School are special education certified and receive continuous training to keep up with the latest therapeutic and academic approaches. With a low teacher to student ratio, each student receives the individualized care they need to reach their highest potential.
Students who earn credit at Chaddock have the option of receiving a diploma from Chaddock School or their home school district. All credits earned at Chaddock are transferable to public schools.
Chaddock School also offers an expanded day program that runs from 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is offered to community special education students who attend our campus school. The program provides three additional hours of educational programming in the areas of credit recovery, vocational skills, and life skills.
Student Success We work both our residential kids and students from the surrounding area because the districts know we have success with getting these where they need to be, educationally.
When should I consider placing a student at Chaddock?
The decision to place a student in a private day school is typically made by the student's IEP team after all lesser restrictive options have been considered. Chaddock is an accredited private day school which has a long history of meeting the educational and therapeutic needs of students who have not achieved success in other school settings.
What laws provide guidance on private day school placement?
The School Code of Illinois, sections 105 ILCS 5/14-7.02 and 105 ILCS 5/14-7.03, outlines the rules and regulations pertaining to private day school placement. In addition, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulates all placement decisions for students with disabilities. The Illinois State Board of Education has appropriated funding to support students in need of such programs.
How is funding determined?
Funding is based on a number of factors. First, every state has different funding formulas. In addition, reimbursement rates may differ based on the student's living situation. Those who are youth in care (DCFS) fall under the Private Tuition Fund (B Fund) and students who are not youth in care fall under the Individual/Private Orphanage Fund (F Fund).