Wolcott School offers a comprehensive college-prep curriculum, specifically designed for the success of students with learning differences. Our rigorous curriculum integrates technology, service learning, and cultural proficiency throughout all content areas. Wolcott courses are aligned with the Common Core, College Readiness, and Next Generation Science Standards, and provide students with opportunities to take college prep, honors, and advanced courses in multiple disciplines. Honors and advanced level courses are offered in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. In addition, students may enroll in approved dual enrollment courses with colleges and universities.


Wolcott graduation requirements exceed those of most high schools.
Our students complete a minimum of 51 credits to meet graduation requirements.
One credit is earned for each semester of study.

English 8
Mathematics 8
Science 6
Social Studies 7
World Language 4
Arts & Electives 2
P.E. & Wellness 8
Learning Strategies 8
Total Credits: 51

In addition to core requirements, students have opportunities for elective courses based upon their personal goals and aspirations. These courses include Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Art, Business and Entrepreneurship, Psychology of Human Development, Internship, Media Studies, and Computer Science.


Transfer grades and credit: Academic credit for high school transfer credit is awarded for comparable high school subjects from accredited institutions where credit has been earned. Academic grades transferring into Wolcott School are listed as Pass or Fail on Wolcott School transcripts and are not included in the GPA.


Wolcott School belongs to:

Independent School Association of Central States—Provisional Member (ISACS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS)

Illinois State Board of Education-Recognition (ISBE)

Illinois High School Association (IHSA)

National Association for College  Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)

Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

  • NSF
  • NAIS Member