Martin P. Mackay Education Center
Junior High and High School
516 South Cedar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
Principal: Dr. Debra Heffernan
The Therapeutic School will provide Lincoln-Way students assistance in realizing their highest academic and emotional potential to become productive members of society.
The Mackay Education Center is a day treatment public school program which provides therapeutic, academic, and transition services for special education students. The ultimate goal of the Mackay Education Center is to assist each student in reaching his or her highest academic and emotional potential.
The program is designed to address the diverse emotional, academic, and vocational needs of our students. The program establishes a supportive learning environment necessary to develop a healthy self-image and develop positive social behaviors so that students become positive contributing members of society.
The methods through which change or growth in students is anticipated includes:
The Academic curriculum reflects the coursework necessary for graduation from each district that sends students. Each student is given an opportunity to function at the appropriate academic grade level and curriculum.
Students take course work in the following areas:
The emotional issues presented by the students are understood to represent their response to personal and interpersonal stresses. Inappropriate behavior and inappropriate affective expressions, with adverse affect on academic performance, are seen as symptoms of their emotional issues.
Students participate in the following therapeutic techniques to remediate these issues: