Referral and Intake

  • As a rule, students are referred to the North Cook Young Adult Academy(NCYAA) in lieu of a school expulsion. As soon as NCYAA’s Intake Counselor receives a completed referral packet from the student’s district, she will schedule an Intake Assessment with the student; the following day she will invite the student and his/her guardian to participate in an Alternate Educational Plan (AEP) Meeting. Upon completion of the AEP Meeting, NCYAA will arrange transportation for the student if the placement is appropriate. Please note: North Cook does not take private placements; all students must be referred by one of its serving districts.

    The Intake Assessments include:
      • Student Interview
      • Clinical Interview
      • Multiple Intelligence Assessment (Howard Gardner – Theory of 7 Distinct Intelligences)
      • Thinking Style Inventory (Zenhausern Hemisphericity Profile)
      • Learning Styles Inventory (Bridges Transitions Inc.)
      • “Do What You Are” (Bridges Transitions Inc. Career Assessment)
      • Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement Form C Brief Battery (Academic Assessment)
      • Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire
      • Drug Test via hair sampling

Student Referral Form