Student Services - Ombudsman Chicago Options School Program
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Student Services

Special Education

Ombudsman’s goal is that all students are successful in the classroom. We provide diverse learners with specialized instruction or supports such as psychological and nursing services to meet 504 and/or IEP goals. Please contact your school if you’d like more information.

Truancy Prevention

We have an entire team dedicated to helping students come to school every day.

When students sign in each day, they’re welcomed by a staff member. We call or visit students who aren’t in school and we work with them and their families to provide uniforms, transit passes and social supports if those factors are affecting attendance. The opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and events helps motivate students to come to school.

English Language Learners

Ombudsman students represent several different language groups such as Spanish and Polish, and students with varying levels of English proficiency. We focus on building language skills for students whose English may be limited and we support them as they work through and learn the content they need to know. Please contact your school for more information.


Ombudsman works with all students, regardless of individual differences, to acquire the academic and social-emotional foundations necessary to positively contribute to a changing society. Our schools provide resources such as mentoring, parenting groups, small group and individual counseling, and mental health services to help students to fully participate in their education and prepare for life after Ombudsman.

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