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Lawrence Hall Youth Services

Lawrence Hall Youth Services is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Lawrence Hall Youth Services says

Lawrence Hall is a not-for-profit child welfare agency established to assist at-risk youth and their families through a seamless delivery of services designed to develop the self-worth, knowledge, and skills they need to lead independent and productive lives. For more than 25 years Lawrence Hall Youth Services fully-accredited Therapeutic Day School has partnered with public school systems to educate students with emotional challenges, behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities that inhibit success in the public school setting. The philosophy of Lawrence Halls school is to help each student achieve their maximum potential by providing individualized programs to improve the academic, emotional, and social performance. Our students participate in academics while receiving specialized care through our unique therapeutic programs including arts education, culinary arts, service learning and recreation. We help them develop the skills and resources they need to return to the public school setting, enter the workforce, college or a vocational program. The schools specialized curriculum provides accredited year-round educational and vocational services from elementary through the high school level. Academic and social skills training occur in a small therapeutic environment with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. The academic program at Lawrence Hall Youth Services is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards and is modified to meet the needs of special education students. Upon graduation, students leave with a High School Diploma reflecting completion of the required classroom credit hours as well as their Service Learning obligation. The School uses the Classroom Community Model as a framework for student behavior. In a classroom community, student outcomes include more than learning reading, writing, and arithmetic. Students learn to accept individual and social responsibility, to be self-disciplined, to make difficult decisions, to practice non-violent conflict resolution, and to help others do the same. Lawrence Halls school has an 85% attendance rate and a 95% graduation rate, compared to 59% for Chicago Public School students. Additionally, 1 in 10 students is able to return to the public school system. A strong academic program taught within a Classroom Community Model, with supportive services and electives that meet the individual needs of each student makes Lawrence Halls Therapeutic Day school unique and successful with students who would have otherwise fallen through the cracks in the educational system.

Finance

Finance

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Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (773) 769-3511
Email
  sdemitrowicz@lawrencehall.org

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 69
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 22
10 24
11 14
12 9

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Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 81% Male / 19% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 7%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 35%
Black or African American 55%

Extracurriculars

  • Baseball
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