Due to the threat of inclement weather, and for the safety of our students and staff, GLA Central, Academy, and West will be facilitating an E-Learning Day Thursday, December 22. Please contact your building Principal with any questions.
Guiding Light Academy is a non-public, ISBE approved therapeutic day program.
What We Do
We provide an academic environment for students with special needs that support their individual strengths and learning styles to create life-long learners
Come Visit Us
Tours are available upon request throughout the school year during the school day Monday- Friday. Potential students are welcome to attend the tour with their family
Placement at Guiding Light Academy
Guiding Light Academy accepts referrals for students from various school districts in the Chicagoland area. Potential students must be in grades K-12 and have a primary diagnosis of Autism, Other Health Impairment, Intellectual Disability, and Developmental Delay.
Once accepted at Guiding Light Academy, we work closely with teachers, therapist, parents and the home school district to provide a rewarding school experience and the opportunity for successful integration in their home schools.
Feel free to send us any questions you may have: Contact Us
- Learn More
Take a look at more resources that GLA incorporates into our curriculum [...]
- 2021-22 Calendar
Download the 2021-22 School Calendar [...]
- 2022-23 Calendar
Download the 2022-23 School Calendar [...]
- Program Description
Download the Program Description [...]
Download the Parent-Student Handbook [...]
- Medication Policy
Download the Student Medication Policy [...]
- 2019-2020 Lunch Calendar
Download the 2019-2020 School Lunch Calendar [...]
- Join us on Facebook
Please stop by and join us for more info on Facebook
- View our Events
Take a look at the GLA Calendar at our Events Page
- GLA Bully Policy
GLA West - Shorewood
GLA - Woodridge
GLA Central - Woodridge