Success Academy is a full time therapeutic program for District 7 high school students. This program is designed to support students who exhibit social emotional needs that overall impede their academic success. The focus of the program is to provide proactive interventions that will assist students in successfully completing high school, as well as further develop skills to be in the present moment and better cope with day to day challenges. Students who attend Success Academy in grades 9-12 will remain enrolled as students of EHS. Students could attend Success Academy for various time frames, with the goal of a full return to EHS main campus.
We believe each student has a right to be respected and treated with respect.
We believe each student has value and needs to be actively involved in the planning for his/her future.
We believe that four critical components must be included in each student’s plan: academic, behavioral/therapeutic, career, and transitions.
We believe that each student has the right to an environment that is supportive, challenging, and incorporates problem-solving and higher-order thinking.
We believe each student has a right to learn how to learn to enable his/her to become a life-long learner.
We believe each student has a right to an education based on the findings of research in learning and best practices.
We believe each student benefits the greatest when parents, teachers, and students work together for common goals and communicate frequently on progress toward the goals.
Consideration for placement at Success Academy begins at EHS. The specifics of the placement process are detailed elsewhere, but the student, the parent/guardians, as well as administrators, teachers, and other appropriate personnel from both EHS and the Success Academy are involved in the decisions. The placement process includes the development of an Educational/Employability Plan which includes goals, anticipated outcomes, evaluation components, anticipated length of placement, and transition plans for both going to the Success Academy and back to EHS.
Since Success Academy is an extension of Edwardsville High School, all behavioral rules and expectations for EHS apply to Success Academy. Specifics are in the EHS Handbook, which is included in the planner. No separate extracurricular activities are provided for students who attend Success Academy. Students are eligible, however, to participate in extracurricular activities at EHS, behavior expectations are the same as those for all students of EHS.
High School credit programs, primarily core academic courses