A Message from Principal
The Thompson Instructional Center is an alternative school that is a public-private partnership between Joliet Public Schools District 86 and The Menta Group. The Thompson Center offers academic instruction to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The center focuses on the development of essential social, emotional, and critical thinking skills. This is accomplished through the use of an integrated model, in which clinicians team with educators to provide a therapeutic educational environment that effectively meets the individual clinical needs of students throughout the entire school day. The Thompson Instructional Center uses a highly structured token economy system with appropriate therapeutic intervention and a myriad of sound educational and behavioral strategies to enable the students to benefit from their placement and make progress towards returning to a regular educational setting. The goal is to help students develop appropriate school behaviors so they may return to their home school settings.