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Support Services

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CCSD62 offers multiple support services to all of the students throughout the school year.

English Language Learners (EL) Program

This program provides services for all students who have a language other than English present in the home, as reported in the Home Language Survey. The emphasis is on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a highly individualized program in English.

Gifted Program

In third through fifth grade, students are identified for gifted services. These services are provided as a pullout program by the library media specialists.

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Accelerated Placement Program

District 62 offers an Accelerated Placement Program as called for under the State of Illinois Acceleration Placement Act.

The purpose of the Accelerated Placement Program is to provide an educational setting with curricular options usually reserved for students who are older or in higher grades than students participating.

These options include:

  • Early Entrance to Kindergarten
  • Early Entrance to First Grade
  • Single Subject Acceleration
  • Whole Grade Acceleration

More information can be found in the D62 Acceleration Handbook or on our Early Entrance webpage.

Special Education

The district provides free appropriate public education to students with disabilities. Special education is an integral part of the total program offered to serve students in the district. Special education and general education staff work collaboratively to meet the needs of all of our students.

A full continuum of programs and services is available to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities from the age of three (3) through eight grade. The district endeavors to locate, identity, and evaluate all children who may be in need of special education and related services, including students who are not enrolled in district schools. The rights of all special education students are protected. A copy of these rights as well as a copy of the Illinois Administrative Code Part 226 Special Education is available by calling or writing the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Student Services:

Dr. Lea Anne Frost - (847) 824-1160

Early Childhood Special Education Pre-School

Children of pre-school age with significant developmental delays are eligible for evaluation and special pre-school classes and services.

Concerned parents should contact the diagnostic team housed at the Westerhold Early Learning Center.

Before and After School Programs (Grades K-5)

Right At School provides parent-funded before and after school programming for school age children, grades kindergarten through 5th grade.

For more information, please go to the Right At School website.

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The SPARK Program (Special Programs Arranged Regarding Kids) provides parent-funded pre-school classes for three (3) and four (4)-year olds, Extended Kindergarten (EDK), and Before and After school programming for preschool students only. 

Learning Links Interactive Family Library, a component of the Early Childhood Block Grant, is a family centered, literacy-rich environment located at the Early Learning Center in Forest School offering a variety of literacy experiences and materials that can be checked out for home use.

SPARK’s mission is to provide a safe, secure environment in which children can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.

For further information, contact the SPARK office at 847-824-1065.

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Pre-School for All

Children Ages 3-5

The State of Illinois Early Childhood Block Grant funds the Preschool for All (STAR) Program for students who meet program criteria.

This program emphasizes the relationship among early childhood education, parenting education and involvement, and future success in school.

This program has achieved the Gold Circle of Quality from the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Prevention Initiative

Birth To Age 3

The State of Illinois Early Childhood Block Grant funds the Preschool For All Prevention Initiative Program for children birth to 3 and their families.

This program provides early, comprehensive evidence-based child development and family support services to help families prepare their young children for later school success.

Children and their families must meet program criteria to attend.