Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Student Services

 

Tanisha Cannon,
Assistant Superintendent
for Student Services

420 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 740-3196
Fax: (815) 740-5955

District Office

Student Services

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Welcome to the Department of Student Services. Our department focus is to provide support services to students, faculty, staff and to parents. Each year the Student Services Department develops goals to ensure that all students can maximize their potential for academic success by developing the necessary skills to think critically, to socialize appropriately and to become responsible citizens of their community.

Joliet Public Schools District 86 serves a culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse population, of over 10,000 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students in 21 sites. Special Education Services are a dynamic force within the department, offering a full continuum of service delivery model to over 1500 students with disabilities.

In addition to servicing the students of our attendance area with Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, Communication Disorders, Autism, Mental Retardation, and Speech and Language Impairments. Joliet Public Schools District 86 also provides educational services to the Hard of Hearing and Multiply Impaired populations of Will County and surrounding region. We also provide an Alternative School for those students in the county with significant emotional and behavioral needs.

Special education services are mandated by federal law and regulated by state statues. The purpose of special education is to identify and educate students with disabilities. The special education personnel are responsible for the evaluation and the determination process, this entails identifying students with disabilities but also protecting the rights of ineligible students. Special education staff identifies students with disabilities by gathering information on the student's functional levels, learning styles, emotional development and global strengths and weaknesses. Special education offers the same curriculum, but with the ability to provide alternate instructional strategies, materials, and methodologies based on the needs of the individual. The department is also responsible for identifying and providing the necessary related services and support which allow a student to fully benefit from his/her individualized educational program (IEP).

The Student Services Department looks forward to joining you as partners to enable our students to succeed in all of their endeavors.

Diagnostic Services

Program Services

News

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Students Pitch Products at Expo

Thirty three District 86 students participated in the Joliet Chamber Young Entrepreneurship Club Expo.

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Gompers Speaks for Autism

Thank you to everyone that supported the Gompers 5K Run/1 Mile Walk.

Events

May

11

School Improvement Day – No PM Class for Students
Event's details
May 11, 2016

All Day Event

School Improvement Day – No PM Class for Students
 
(All Day Event)

May

26

Thompson 8th Grade Graduation
Event's details
May 26, 2016

Time:11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Thompson Instructional Center, Joliet, IL -IL


Graduation Ceremony for graduating eighth grade students at Thompson.
 
(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

May

26

Junior High 8th Grade Graduation
Event's details
May 26, 2016

Time:01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Dirksen, Gompers, and Hufford Junior High Schools, Joliet, IL -IL


Dirksen, Gompers, and Hufford 8th Grade Graduation
 
(01:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

May

26

Washington 8th Grade Graduation
Event's details
May 26, 2016

Time:02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Joliet Central High School, Joliet, IL -IL


Graduation Ceremony for Washington 8th Grade Students will take place at Joliet Central High School.
 
(02:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

May

27

Last Day of School (Tentative)
Event's details
May 27, 2016

All Day Event

Last Day of School (Tentative)
 
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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