Directions Program

Directions classes


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Coordinator for Student Services, Directions Program & Title I

Jordan Poll
[email protected]

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Program Secretary
Margaret “Peg” McCarthy
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Phone:  630-790-5800
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Text REACH to 741741


Bullying Hotline: 630-790-5803

Fax:  630-790-5802

301 South Swift Road
Suite 5, Door 5
Addison, IL  60101

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Directions Program Information

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The Glenbard Directions Program offers a pathway to graduation for dedicated students who are looking to reconnect to school, while acquiring experience in a career or technical education program as part of their high school curriculum.

The Directions Program is designed to provide a smaller, more personalized school setting, credit acceleration, student goal setting, and preparation for career and college goals through the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD).

Students are recommended for the Directions Program by their Glenbard serving school. Parent consent is required before a student is considered and students accepted into the program will develop a Student Success Plan to identify strengths, interests, and goals.

Students will be given opportunities for direct group instruction, credit acceleration and coursework through Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) in one of 18 college/career programs. Schedules vary depending on student interest, remaining graduation requirements, and openings in TCD courses.

Students are expected to:

Attend every day and arrive on time

Complete all coursework successfully

Actively participate in planning for coursework and future goals

Conduct themselves in accordance with Glenbard District 87 and TCD behavioral expectations

Collaborate with staff to improve skills and achieve individual goals


  • Morning Bus – Home schools to Directions: Buses depart from the home schools at approximately 7:45 AM
  • Afternoon Bus- Directions to Home schools: Buses depart Directions at 2:10 PM
  • DrivingStudents must fill out the appropriate forms in order to drive. Please contact Ms. McCarthy at the front desk
  • On Tuesdays, the school day is adjusted to 8:15 to 1:22. Buses depart at 1:30 PM 

Attendance Information:

  • School starts promptly at 8:15 AM. Directions offers complimentary coffee to students between 7:45 and 8:10 AM
  • Students less than 15 minutes late are considered “Tardy/Late.” Students beyond 15 minutes late are considered Truant
  • Students who accrue more than 6 all day absences/truancies over the course of a semester are at risk of removal from the Directions program 


Questions for our staff?

Use the QR codes below to check in with Mr. Poll, Ms. Onchuck or Ms. Shedbalkar.

Use the green QR code to contact Mr. Poll. Or email him at [email protected]

QR code to reach Jordan Poll

Use the blue QR code to contact Ms. Onchuck or Ms. Shedbalkar, or email them at [email protected] or [email protected]

QR code to reach Barbara Onchuck