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Accreditation, Awards, Memberships


  • Approved by the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Service students in grades 6-12 with Emotional Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disability, and Other Health Impairments


School of Excellence Award since 2010 from National Association of Special Educational Teachers (NASET)

The distinction has been bestowed upon only a few select qualified licensed private special education schools in the State of Illinois. Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest level of recognition a private special educational school can achieve through this professional association. This honor is presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment, and achievement in the field of special education.

NewHope Memberships

Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers (IAPSEC)
National Association of Private Special Educational Centers (NAPSEC)
Professionals in Learning Disabilities & Special Education (LPPSE)

Staff Memberships to Organizations and Associations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Council for Exceptional Children
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
Illinois Art Education Association
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
​Illinois Principal's Association
Illinois Psychological Association (IPA)
International Association of Administrative Professionals

National Council for Social Studies
National Council for Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) 
Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Other Staff Achievements

Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program 2014 Fellowship 
Student Leadership Day Coordinator