STUDENT/ PARENT HANDBOOK
Streator Township High School
Eligibility and Acceptance Procedures
The Jack Wilson Academy is an Alternative Education Program for regular education students grades nine through twelve who, for a variety of reasons, struggle with the conventional school day schedule. Referrals to the Jack Wilson Academy can be made by an Administrator, counselor, social worker, teacher or parent by contacting the Assistant Principal in charge of JWA. Eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis by a committee consisting of the student’s classroom teachers, guidance counselor and social workers. The Assistant Principal, who oversees the program, the Alternative Education Instructor and the parent/guardian of the student will also be involved in the admission process. After the initial eligibility meeting is held, the Assistant Principal will make the final decision as to acceptance of the student into the program.
Once the student has been accepted into the program, an Intake meeting will be scheduled. This meeting will involve the Assistant Principal, program instructor, student, parent, guidance counselor, and social worker (if appropriate). At this meeting a student success plan will be developed. This will include an overview of the student’s schedule, expected outcomes (academic, attendance, behavioral, and promotional) to be achieved, a list of the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and identification of any support services that are needed. The student will not be allowed to begin in the program until the Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, instructor, parent, and student have signed off on the IOEP (Individual Optional Education Plan).
Program Rules and Guidelines
Final Exam Attendance
Students who have not graduated will be required to attend classes on scheduled final exam days. Failure to attend will result in failure of those courses missed for the semester.
Arrival and Departure from School
Students are to enter the school via door 4N no earlier than 8:30 am. Students who ride the bus will be picked up on a special route for the JWA program. Students who drive or get rides to school should not be in the building before 8:30 am and should report directly to the JWA classroom, room 131.
Students will depart out door 4N at approximately 2:30 pm each day. Unless given permission by administration, JWA students should not be back on school property for the rest of the school day.
8:30 am - 10:45 am Class
10:45 am -11:40 am Physical Education
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Life Skills/Lunch (Working Lunch)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Class
2:00 pm Student Dismissal
Students, who qualify, will be allowed to ride the bus to and from school but will need to report to their classroom directly on arrival and remain in the classroom until 2:50 when buses begin to pull up on the north side of the building. Students who earn the right and are recommended by the JWA Instructor and their counselor may be considered for placement in courses in the building at certain times during the day. A meeting will be called and attended by the intake committee to address these situations as they occur.
Once a student has fulfilled the graduation requirements from Streator Township High School through the JWA program, he or she is considered graduated and is no longer required to attend daily sessions. A graduation eligibility meeting will be held to formally go over the student’s transcript and to see if goals of the program have been met. Students who have graduated will no longer be considered SHS students, thus making them ineligible to participate in any school functions.
Return to a Regular Schedule
The goal of the JWA program is to prepare the student for possible return to the regular daily schedule. A meeting will be held at the end of each semester to determine if any current students are ready for the transition.
Main Number: (815) 672-0545
JWA Classroom - Ext. 131
Mr. Doty - Ext. 523
Mr. Brittin - Ext. 516
Streator Township High School Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year
August 13 Opening Teacher Institute Day
14 First Day of School/Student Orientation Day
15 Regular Day of School
September 2 Labor Day NO SCHOOL
25 In-Service Schedule 11:45am Student Dismissal
27 Homecoming Game
October 11 Teacher Institute
14 Columbus Day NO SCHOOL
30 In-Service Schedule 11:45am Student Dismissal
November 6 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Times TBD) 11:45am Student Dismissal
7 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Times TBD) 11:45am Student Dismissal
8 No School for Students/Staff NO SCHOOL
11 Veteran’s Day NO SCHOOL
20 In-Service Schedule 11:45am Student Dismissal
27-29 Thanksgiving Vacation NO SCHOOL
December 18 Semester Exams Periods 1, 2, 3, 4 2:25pm Student Dismissal
19 Semester Exams Periods 5, 6, 7 12:10pm Student Dismissal
19 Teacher In-Service (1:00-3:10pm)
20 Teacher Institute
23-Jan.3 Winter Break NO SCHOOL
January 6 School Resumes
15 SHS Preview (6pm)
20 Martin Luther King’s Birthday NO SCHOOL
29 In-Service Schedule (Teachers Released Early) 11:45am Student Dismissal
February 17 Presidents’ Day NO SCHOOL
26 In-Service Schedule 11:45am Student Dismissal
March 25 In-Service Schedule 11:45am Student Dismissal
April 6-10 Spring Break NO SCHOOL
May 2 Prom
6 SHS Honors Banquet (6pm)
8 All-School Awards Ceremony (2:15pm)
20 Semester Exam Periods 1, 2, 3, 4 2:25pm Student Dismissal
21 Semester Exam Periods 5, 6, 7 12:10pm Student Dismissal
21 Teacher In-Service (1:00-3:10pm)
22 Teacher Institute
24 Graduation Ceremony