Bloom Academy at School District U-46

Bloom Academy is an in-district program serving students of School District U-46 in grades K – 8. Students will attend the program for up to 45 days, with access to academic learning, positive behavioral support and daily social-emotional learning (SEL) in a small and predictable environment. Focused on individualized education, our students can build confidence and competence in a caring environment, with the goal of a return to their home schools.

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Our Students

Students are identified for short-term placement in Bloom Academy by the School District U-46 Safety Team, and are generally in grades K – 8. We serve students with significant social and emotional needs, and providing them with a daily social-emotional learning and positive behavioral management and support. An ideal setting for students to begin to develop expected school behaviors, positive placement outcomes can include increased student engagement, a new or revised behavior support plan, and new insights into students’ academic skills and needs.

Our Staff

The Bloom Academy is proud to employ licensed general education teachers, a licensed special education teacher, a licensed school social worker, and bilingual (Spanish) staff members. Our program works closely with district staff, including a nurse, related service providers like speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs), counselors and English Language Learning (ELL) teachers.

By focusing on key areas — academics, behavior modifications, support services, and transition / life planning services — we are able to meet the individual needs of all students through these varied approaches to instruction. Through collaboration with a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, we are able to choose the most appropriate learning model based on a given student’s present levels of performance, social capabilities, motor coordination, and ability to learn in a group setting.

Utilizing four specific instructional rotations, students are assessed academically, gain self-regulation skills, learn with district-aligned academic curriculums, and utilize integrated technology.