Language Academy

District 155 offers English language support and development through our Language Academy program. Students who are working on building English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening will benefit from participation in this program.

Students from the four district high schools attend the program, which is located at Crystal Lake Central, during the first 4 class periods of the day. Students then return to their home schools for the remainder of the school day. A rotating sequence of courses are offered bi-annually to ensure that students are able to complete all graduation requirements in a language-rich, supported classroom.

Teachers in the Language Academy are highly trained content area teachers with advanced training in the support of English language development. Classroom aids and co-teachers work with the classroom teacher to provide additional supports.

Teachers

Math
Ken Arvidson
Matthew MacCrindle
Jennifer Sowka

Science
Kris LeMoine
Doug Wilbrant

English as a Second Language
Maria Beston
Agnes Richardson

Social Science
Jay Scwarzrock

Driver's Ed
Mark Rzepecki

Health
Amy Johnson

Business 
Sarah Fack

Contact Us

Kim Dahlem 
Director of Student Services
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1011
Email: kdahlem@d155.org

Steven Knope
Program Coordinator
Phone: 815-459-2505 ext. 2278
Email: sknope@d155.org