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Mission Statement

The community of Wheatland Academy has high expectations for all in a trusting, respectful environment that provides meaningful opportunities to succeed through engaging and challenging curriculum, enriching experiences, and positive behaviors.

Wheatland Academy Program Overview

Indian Plains Program

The school program primarily services fourth year students who are behind in credits in order to graduate with their class on time. A smaller setting is beneficial to these students to help them be academically successful. The program takes in students from Metea Valley, Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools in Indian Prairie District 204. Credit recovery students are recommended by their home high school guidance departments on the basis of credit status, attendance and behavior. Students may not enroll directly at Wheatland Academy without having been recommended by the home schools.

The credit recovery program is a choice program. Students commit to working within program guidelines which include continued academic progress and consistent, acceptable behavior and attendance. If students do not meet these guidelines, they may be exited from the program.

The program is intended to help students meet graduation requirements by offering the senior required courses as well as a small group of elective courses. All curriculum used is standards-aligned and board approved. The level of academic competency is equal to that of the home schools.

The program implements the Positive Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program which focuses on our school values of respect, responsibility, and relationship. This emphasis on positive social interaction recognizes students for their good behavior and their work toward achieving the goal of a school where all are respectful, responsible, and foster productive relationships.

Program Achieve

Program Achieve is a therapeutic high school day program for Indian Prairie School District 204 students. Students who attend Program Achieve require a smaller learning environment with supportive services in order to address emotional regulation issues that interfere with educational progress. Through a small student-to-teacher ratio and supports that include social work, behavioral support, occupational therapy, and psychological services, students make progress toward fulfilling graduation requirements. In addition, they make progress in the areas of personal, social and emotional growth. On a case by case basis, students are reintegrated into their home high school for academic instruction and/or extracurricular activities. All high school diplomas reflect the student’s home high school.

Placement at Program Achieve is a result of the IEP process and is contained within each student’s IEP. The curriculum used is appropriately gauged to meet each student’s academic needs and meets state and district standards; this includes the general education curriculum used at the home high school or an appropriately aligned alternative curriculum. In addition, the student’s social functioning and interpersonal skills will be addressed through IEP goals and the delivery of group and individual therapeutic services.

Program Achieve is not appropriate for students without an IEP or for those who are in need of a disciplinary placement. It is designed exclusively for those students who need academic and emotional supports in order to experience a positive and successful learning experience.

For additional information, please contact any of the following:

  • Cecelia Tobin, Principal (cecelia_tobin@ipsd.org)
  • Jim Senft, Dean of Students(jim_senft@ipsd.org)
  • Waubonsie Valley High School @ (630) 375-3300  
  • Metea Valley High School @ (630) 375-5900  
  • Neuqua Valley High School @ (630) 682-6000  
  • Student Services @ (630) 375-3060  
  • Instructional Services (630) @ 375-3040  

The academic program offered for I.E.P. students is standards-based and geared toward fulfilling district and state graduation requirements. Instruction meets the needs of students by providing board-approved curriculum with modifications and accommodations based on students' individual education plans.


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