February Ombudsman open houses:
Wednesday, February 23:
Chicago-area Community Open House
Ombudsman Educational Services invites students, parents, administrators and members of the public to a community open house from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at its Mundelein Learning Center.
Mundelein is one of 15 Ombudsman centers in the Chicago area serving students in grades six through 12 through a tuition-based alternative learning program.
Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Mundelein facility, meet students and staff, and learn about how Ombudsman helps at-risk students succeed by providing personalized instruction in a technology-rich alternative learning environment.
Thursday, February 24:
Jackson-Madison County School System Open House at The Bridge Academy
Jackson-Madison County School System invites the public to an open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at The Bridge Academy, the district’s new program to help nontraditional learners graduate from high school.
Students primarily from Liberty and Jackson Central Merry high schools attend The Bridge Academy. The Bridge Academy offers smaller class sizes, personalized instruction and flexible schedules so students can meet family or work commitments and recover credits to graduate with a district diploma. Students attend one of two four-hour sessions and participate in two and a half hours of work-based learning through employment, internships or community service daily.