Freshman Academy

The Freshman Academy, located at the Center for Academics and Technology, is a school that provides a special opportunity for those students who were not able to achieve ten credits their freshman year (through classes at the home school, Credit Recovery, or summer school) and do not have an IEP. Since these students do not have enough credits for the district to consider them as true sophomores, they must come to our centralized campus where they will continue their education as well as catch up on credits they did not achieve their first year in school. Here they will encounter reduced class sizes and increased academic support to help get them back on track to graduating on time.

Students at the Freshman Academy may return to their home schools after the first semester if they are able to maintain a 2.5 GPA and acquire 15 credits (the minimum number they would need to be back on track and graduate in four years). They may return to their home schools as juniors if they acquire 23 credits after the entire year. Students who fail to acquire at least ten credits after a full year at the Freshman Academy must return to the Freshman Academy campus the next year. Students must have a minimum of 43 credits in order to graduate.

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Abrego, Samantha
Dean's Assistant
Bouler, Lisa
Assistant Principal
(708) 585-2393
Debose, Lashawnda
Director of V.S.A.
(708) 585-2360
Fowler, Tameka
Gair, Verneisha
(708) 585-6007
Hasse, Kelly
Assistant Director of Student Services
(708) 585-9405
Hooper, Christian
IT Support
Hulbert, Moses
(708) 585-2314
Kayser, Matthew
Marshall, Jodi
English Learner Specialist
(708) 585-2353
Mooney, Timothy
English Teacher
(708) 585-6013
Navarrete, Jorge
Applied Tech Auto Teacher
(708) 585-6015/2362
Nichols, Kim
(708) 585-2353
Penn, Crystal
Quinlan, John
(708) 585-6015
Robinzine, John
Principal/Director of Career Education
(708) 585-2380
Scott, Kevin
(708) 585-2367
Sonsiadek, Jacqueline
(708) 585-2366
Sosa, Dawn
(708) 585-2358
Vanek, Ed
Maintenance Worker
(708) 585-2367
Vlietstra, Barbara
(708) 585-2367