Founder/Director McArthur

Founder/Director Pierce III

The AAA Academy is a non-for-profit 14-7.02 private therapeutic day school. It has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to serve the needs of students ages 5 through 15 with emotional, behavioral, learning disabilities and other health impairments as well as those considered to be at-risk. AAA Academy provides a structured academic program for placement of students in grades k through 8, utilizing a unique 5-1 teacher to pupil ratio. AAA Academy's concept of reducing class size goes along with a belief that to communicate one on one with students increases the chance of reaching them. AAA Academy was created with the idea and principle belief that "ALL CHILDREN ARE WORTH SAVING". This belief allows us to provide alternative placements to students with different needs, while allowing them to obtain needed academic achievement. Students experiencing difficulty in the traditional school environment are placed with AAA Academy because of our fundamental belief that all children can learn.
Principal Guthrie

Principal Guthrie

Director Flowers

"AAA Academy has filled the void in special education services for emotionally disturbed students in the South Suburban area. They provide a caring, structured atmosphere in which a child can cognitively and emotionally develop. They also focus on academics which provides the needed self esteem that is so often lacking in their environment The administrative staff is highly competent and reflect the values of society. This is apparent in the teachers and support staff that they hire. Each one is highly qualified. I have sent students to this school since it was opened. Each student has been successful in learning appropriate skills to replace those maladaptive skills that they had previously acquired. It was done with a staff that had knowledge of personality variables, support of the family and school district, and a caring, compassionate attitude. I will continue to enroll students n this school and support the school, in any way I can."
-- Paula L Stolk,
Director, Special Education Office,
Calumet City School District No 155