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Ed O'Neill

Oct. 9, 2015

Felicity hosts third political roundtable

Felicity welcomed Representative Elaine Nekritz, and State Senators Julie Morrison and  Karen McConnaughay on October 9th. Great dialogue ensured with school leaders about funding, pensions, state testing and more. The highlight was when one Felicity student explained to the legislatures how he felt during  high-stakes testing. The student, currently enrolled in AP classes, described his anxiety and encouraged the group to rethink our practices for evaluating students. Quite the powerful message.


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Sol Luskin

Nov. 17, 2015

Students open resale business at Felicity

A group of Felicity students started an Independent Studies Course in Business/Entrepreneurialism. This cadre created the FELICITY RESALE SHOP making their first sale this week. Included in the course is the development of a business plan, marketing, and basic finance. One teacher commented on the course as a 'true representation of practical life skills'. Student can pursue areas of interest with some working on the back end technology and others concentrating on sales. Have an items to resell? Send inquiries to

Kevin Watson

Aug. 17, 2015

Year three begins in earnest

The Felicity Staff is excited to welcome our students for the beginning of the academic year! As we reflect on the start of our third year, the staff (pictured on the right) is extremely proud of the growth and success of our students and know the best is still to come. We are looking forward to some great programming including wilderness trips (the first in September), newly developed curriculum, yoga, Krav Maga training, update facilities, and much much more.  For more information on our programs, please call Principal Ed O'Neill at 224-999-3900.


Ed O'Neill

May 26, 2015

Ceremony and luncheon recognizes graduates

On May 26th, Felicity faculty, students, and parents celebrated the graduation of three high school students. Each and every one of them will be attending college and are ready for the next chapter of their lives. Principal Ed O'Neill offered sage advice stressing the importance of finding a profession you love enough, so you never have 'to go to work'. Before the ceremony, all guests enjoyed a festive luncheon. We would like to thank our graduates for their dedication, commitment to learning, positive demeanor, and excellency character. We are extremely proud and will always consider them an integral part of the Felicity Family!




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 Felicity School is designed to serve students who are eligible for special education services in the categories of Emotional Disability (ED), Learning Disability (LD), and Other Health Impaired (OHI).

Felicity School is a non-traditional, school environment with open and flexible spaces that ameliorates some of the negative feelings that students might associate with a more traditional school setting. Our student to staff ratio is a maximum of 10 students working with 2 staff members (one certified teacher and one paraprofessional).  Related Services staff are available as directed by each student’s Individual Education Plan.


  •  All students can achieve greatness.
  •  Education is a partnership with community, parents, school faculty, local businesses and more.
  •  Learning happens best in a safe, friendly, positive environment.
  •  The whole individual should be developed integrating the body, spirit, and mind.
  •  Experiential learning is critical for development and growth.
  • Developing social-emotional skills is crucial to a well-rounded education.
  • Behaviours are best developed with positive supports.
  • We value choice, independence, and accountability and will provide these to all our  students and staff.
  •  We value our diverse learners and diversity in our staff.
  •  Academic growth will occur as we utilize data, individualize instruction, teach to strengths, and remediate weaker areas.

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