Students are referred to NCYAA for placement from their home school district for a variety of reasons, often in lieu of school suspension or expulsion. NCYAA is an ideal solution for students who need an alternative educational experience with extra resources and support that increases their opportunity for success.

    Once referred to NCYAA, our Principal or Intake Counselor will set up an Alternate Planning Meeting (AEP) or Student Success Planning Meeting (SSP) to explain the program, discuss goals and the student's schedule, and to sign necessary documents for enrollment. District representatives are encouraged to participate in that meeting to increase the opportunities for success and to reassure the student and their family that the alternate placement is an extension of the student's home school experience.

    Upon enrollment, the intake counselor will conduct a Clinical Interview to gain a better understanding of the student, his or her success plan, and how best to support the student during placement.

    Each student's educational program is customized to maximize his or her opportunity for success. Classes begin as soon as possible after the AEP or SSP meeting to avoid disruption in the education process for the student.

    Please note: North Cook does not take private placements; all students must be referred by one of its serving districts.

Student Referral Form