CIRCLE Academy

CIRCLE Academy

Totally rad!

CIRCLE Academy, our education program that serves students who live with their families in surrounding communities, is dedicated to empowering students for success in any and every capacity possible. CIRCLE not only provides structure, nurturing, and a therapeutic learning environment, but also gives its students many positive opportunities to challenge themselves.

In Color

The boost in Mari’s* confidence was evident after she was awarded “Best in Show” for her painting in the Arts and Crafts display at the Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association’s (IIAA) annual Balls, Bats, & Brains Training Conference.

I see flowers!

Above Mrs. Overman’s desk in her classroom at CIRCLE Academy hangs a picture of dandelions painted by her mother.

"When my siblings and I were younger, we would always bring dandelions to my mother," she explained. "While dandelions are actually weeds, we saw them as flowers."

Coming Full CIRCLE

In early December, youth from CIRCLE Academy-Vermilion (CAV) went on a special school trip - to see Wonder. A movie based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.