Abraxas School at DuPage
11 South 250, Route 83
Willowbrook, Illinois 60521
Fax: (630) 810-9209
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The highly structured program is based on the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) model developed by the IL State Board of Education. Our goal is to improve academic performance through diversified instruction, positive reinforcement and high expectations. These objectives are accomplished by implementing emotional and social support systems within a safe, nurturing and supportive academic environment that allows our students to learn and grow at their own pace. Our emphasis is placed on developing a strong relationship with the students' residential treatment team and creating a strong transition plan that includes successful re-entry into their home school upon discharge from the program.
Students at the DuPage Interventions Program participate in a full school day that includes social, emotional and academic programming such as individual counseling, group counseling, character education, goal planning and interpersonal skills training. When students are not in school, we strive to work together with the students' residential treatment team, as well as the students' families, to assist students in their recovery.
In this unique cooperative arrangement with Downers Grove School District 99, we are able to give our students a district-based curriculum which allows us to provide consistent and appropriate educational opportunities for the students in our care.
The DuPage Interventions Residential School was developed in partnership with the existing juvenile residential program at DuPage Interventions and School District 99 in DuPage County. The program is housed in a 38-bed residential program that specializes in substance abuse treatment. We provide alternative education, counseling and social services to male adolescent students, ages 13 to 18.