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Specialized Education Services

“Allendale provides me with the structure that I needed–now I can work hard and focus on my own goals for my own career path!” — Johnathan, pictured above with Jenni Mendoza, Allendale’s Director of Career & Technical Education Program

Allendale’s Specialized Educational Services Program is designed/dedicated to helping students along with their parents, identify their own goals, building academic skills, good work habits, and self-confidence, through an individualized K-12 educational program.

How We Help:

  • Educating nearly 500 students on a year-round basis, including residents as well as students from 60+ area school districts.
  • Replicating our success through partnerships with local public school districts, with the help of the McGraw Foundation.
  • Facilitating credit recovery and improving graduation outcomes.
  • Offering specialized classes and individualized attention via small class sizes & high adult-to-student ratios.
  • Providing vocational training, through our on-campus grounds-keeping crews, laundry, greenhouse, auto/small engines, carpentry, embroidery/sewing, and food service programs.
  • Facilitating employment & job coaching for over 100 students, including training and employment at local businesses.
  • Enrollment in local community college vocational campus.
  • Providing college funding & vocational-training grants to disadvantaged kids.
  • We emphasize family/parent participation through regular communication and consultation.

Read more about Johnathan’s Story here!

How can I get more information about the Allendale school with referral and placement information? Contact Pam Magna at 847-245-6405 for our Lake Villa campus or Lorine Schaar at 815-206-5725 for our Woodstock/LINC campus.

Main School Office: Lake Villa Campus – 847-245-6400
Main School Office: Woodstock/LINC Campus – 815-206-5725


2017-2018 School Calendar
School Wellness Policy
Lake Villa & LINC/Woodstock June School Newsletter
Career & Technical Education Program Brochure
REStArT Institute & Trainings
Student Teaching/Internship Opportunities
Open Career Opportunities in our Specialized Education Services Program