PRIDE Alternative School is a public school entity and a member of the AERO Special Education Cooperative in Burbank.…More The school is located in the same building with the Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 administrative office.
PRIDE stands for Personal Responsibility through Independence and Developmental Education. The school is set up to serve children ages 5-21 who, because of behavioral or emotional disorders, are not experiencing academic success at their home school.
Children received group and individualized academic instruction in small classrooms of ten students. Other components of the PRIDE program include behavioral management and individual, group and family therapy.
Programs are designed to reintegrate children back into their home schools. There is also a short-term program for children in behavioral or emotional crisis, where they can receive academic services in a therapeutic setting.
PRIDE Alternative School serves children throughout the AERO Special Education Cooperative's 12 member public school districts, including Ridgeland School District 122, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 and Oak Lawn Community High School District 229. Transportation for students is provided by the school.
Oak Lawn Community High School is a comprehensive and competitive public high school that prepares students for…More college and the work force.
OLCHS is the sole school in District 229 and serves portions of Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, Hometown and Oak Lawn. Attendance boundaries are 87th Street on the north, 99th Street on the south, S.Pulaski Road/Crawford Avenue on the east and Harlem Avenue on the west—a rectangle 4 miles wide east and west, 1-1/2 miles long north and south.
The academic curriculum is deep and extensive, including college prep and advanced placement courses for the college bound and a wide selection of workforce courses in the industrial arts, technology, computer repair, auto repair and graphic and interior design.
The school motto is "Pride in Achievement" and school teams are the Spartans.
District 229 envisions a school "that provides each student with challenging opportunities in a culture where creativity, respect and an authentic enthusiasm for learning exist, one where all strive to be responsible, motivated citizens of strong character, one that embraces a strong partnership with our diverse communities and one that promotes a passionate commitment to Spartan Pride."
In addition to academics, OLCHS offers dozens of extracurricular activities that nurture and develop students' individual talents and also offers competitive boys' and girls' sports.
Parents are also involved in their children's education through the parents' athletic boosters and the Parent Teacher Student Association.