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Discover the LOGOS Difference

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At LOGOS, our structured but flexible environment gives students who have not been successful in a traditional classroom the space and support necessary to grow and learn.

We specialize in working with youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, eating disorders, learning challenges, low self-esteem, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, poor motivation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, relationship challenges, school refusal and Tourette Syndrome among other challenges.

Our entire staff works to meet students where they are and support their needs with compassion and acceptance. We go beyond simply accommodating students, and instead help them address underlying challenges so they can learn and practice the life skills necessary for success in the classroom and beyond.

Our unique program combines unconditional support academically, emotionally and socially for every student. We have a 6:1 student-teacher ratio and each student receives a personalized learning plan when they begin. Additionally, upon enrollment, every student is assigned to one of our 13 full-time licensed therapists. Our therapists provide at least 1 hour of individual therapy and are available to both the student and their family throughout the week. Students also participate in 2 hours of group therapy weekly. Both one-on-one and group therapy sessions are individualized based on the students’ needs, but generally focus on conflict mediation, crisis intervention, anger management and behavior modification programs. 

We serve students in grades 6-12 and our program is accredited by ISACS and approved by DESE and ISBE. Our 11-month school year is divided into 6 terms, allowing for credit recovery and the opportunity to receive personalized attention from our expert teachers. We also offer honors courses and, last year, we established our National Honors Society with 21% of our graduates becoming members.

Providing a safe place for our students to learn is a priority that includes not only physical safety but also a trauma responsive framework that focuses on social-emotional learning.

In addition to rigorous academics and innovative therapy, we also offer many traditional experiences for students during their middle school and high school years. Leadership opportunities are available through Student Council, National Honors Society or our mentoring program. We offer several athletic teams including volleyball and soccer and basketball. Social activities like, prom and formal graduation also occur, and the entire student body is invited to participate. 

Our Director of Transition Services works with each student to assesses their interests and abilities. Then career exploration begins through individual discussions, school career day, college visits and learning about training programs. Students engage in activities specifically designed for them to move from our program to life after LOGOS whether they go on to post-secondary school or directly to employment and independent living.

Our goal is to ensure that our students’ academic success and therapeutic growth is strong, allowing them to go on to greater success when they leave us.

At LOGOS, we know every adolescent deserves the chance to fulfill their own hopes and dreams for a successful future.

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