Student Services & Support


We believe that each student is an individual with unique needs. There is a necessity for an acceptance of diversity and an understanding of multiple teaching and working styles when working with our students. The Student Services Department provides a variety of supports to help our students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Social-emotional learning and health are developed through the wide array of workshops and meetings students have with psychologists and social workers in the department, as well as through course offerings in Student Services.  


The Student Services Department determines Special Education (IEP) and 504 eligibility through procedures established by Federal and Illinois state rules and regulations. Our department services a variety of students with Individual Education Plans and 504 Plans. In addition, we offer Social-Emotional support and consult to all students in our building. Our continuum of services is used to meet individual student needs, while assuring the Least Restrictive Environment is utilized. The IEP team will make decisions to determine placement in special education courses.    


The Student Services Department offers a continuum of classes to meet students’ individual needs. Students may be enrolled in a mainstream schedule of courses, a special education schedule of courses, or a mixture of the two. Each student schedule is designed to meet the individual needs of the student.

photo of Ken Hoving

Ken Hoving 
Department Chair

student services & Support department staff
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Diana Barbarigos

IEP Scheduling Coordinator

Julie Bjerregaard-Dionne

Student Services Assistant

Bonnie Bovard-Briggs

Student Services Assistant

Neive Burger

Student Services Assistant

Marisabel Cajiao

Bilingual Aide

Rudy Castaneda

Student Services Assistant

Barbara Chellberg

Student Services Assistant

Corey Coots

MTSS Coach
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