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Coordinator for Student Services, Directions Program & Title I

Thomas Barlow
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Program Secretary
Margaret “Peg” McCarthy
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Phone:  630-790-5800
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Fax:  630-790-5802
Hotline: 630-790-5803

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

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Directions Program Information

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

Students are selected for the Directions Program by their Glenbard serving school. through the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. Parent consent is required prior to a student being 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 13 different college/career programs. A career assessment is given to assist in the program selection process. 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