Pioneer Grove Educational Center

Pioneer Grove Educational Center

Pioneer Grove Educational Center
601 Willow Street
Frankfort, IL 60423

Phone: 815-806-4685
Fax: 815-806-4686

Principal: Cari Rohe

School Hours:

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

District 843 Parent/Student Handbook

The classes at Pioneer Grove Educational Center are designed to meet the unique needs of students from ages 3 to 21.  We believe all students can learn.  Our goal is to provide the appropriate supports, modifications, and adaptations to assist each student to reach his/her maximum potential in all areas of development:  communication, cognition, physical, social and emotional, daily living skills, and independence.  We believe that parents/guardians are valuable partners, working with the school, to make a difference in the growth of each student.

Programs at Pioneer Grove

SCILS : Self-Contained Individualized Life Skills Program (SCILS) for students in Grades 9+.  The Self-Contained Individualized Life Skills Program (SCILS) is designed for students who require a significantly structured, adaptive and visual learning environment which incorporates the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, with specific emphasis on natural environment learning and generalization of skills.  The students work to develop functional academic skills and independent living skills in order to function as independently and productively as possible as family members, citizens, and workers and to enjoy fulfilling personal lives.  In the SCILS Program, there is an emphasis on functional academics, daily living skills including self-care, life skills, communicational skills, social skills, pre-vocational training and community experiences. 

SOAR: Supported Opportunities for Adaptive and Life Skills Readiness (SOAR) program is designed for students with disabilities whose primary identified needs are to develop functional academic skills and independent living skills in order to function as independently and productively as possible as family members, citizens, and workers, and to enjoy fulfilling personal lives.  In the SOAR Program, there is an emphasis on functional academics, daily living skills including self-care, life skills, communication skills, social skills, pre-vocational training and community experiences.

AIM: The Adapted Individualized Methods (AIM) program is a full-day classroom for students who require a significantly structured and adaptive learning environment consisting of communication development through a visual approach, sensory integration, and an applied behavior analysis methodology.  Students in these classes range from pre-school through 8th grade. 

Multi Needs: The Multi-Needs program is a full-day classroom for students who have significant cognitive, medical and/or physical needs which require intensive therapy and modifications to the curriculum in order to help each individual reach his or her maximum level of independence in all facets of life.   Students in the multi-needs classes are supported by nursing services.  

Speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing itinerant, vision itinerant, orientation and mobility services are available to students who are determined to be eligible.  In accordance with Illinois service provider best practices, the Cooperative requests an occupational therapy prescription and requires a physical therapy prescription annually prior to providing these services.