A Transitional and Therapeutic Day Program Emphasizing the Integration of Vocational and Life Skills for Young Adults 17 through 21
Orchard Academy is a unique therapeutic and transition day program that provides a path toward self-sufficiency. Orchard Academy educates young adults ages 17 through 21 with a wide range of abilities and learning styles. Using a community-integrated approach, Orchard Academy teaches students how to apply their knowledge and develop the critical skills to transition into a successful and fulfilling life after high school. Orchard Academy, approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, is backed by the experience and expertise of Orchard Village, the Academy's parent organization.
Orchard Academy strives to be a premier provider of an outcomes-based program that promotes students' optimal independence in the home and community. Our model emphasizes the individualized integration of age-appropriate life skills and vocational strategies, including job search and placement. Orchard Academy supports students in their efforts to successfully transition into independent adult living, advanced education/training and community integration.