Knox County Regional Office of Education | 121 S. Prairie St., Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone (309) 345-3828        Fax (309) 345-6735


The Knox County Academy was established in 1997 as an alternative setting for students in Knox County. The Academy is designed for students in grades 6-12 who have multiple suspensions, have been expelled, or who are chronically truant. 

Mission Statement

Knox County Academy will provide an alternative setting that will enable students to work toward their educational goals, build confidence, teach life skills and encourage students to achieve in a safe environment.

Knox County Academy
850 Mulberry St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 345-0101 Phone
(309) 345-0172 Fax
Every student at the KCA is required to have an Individualized Optional Education Plan. This plan is used to set long and short term goals, in the areas of academic, social, behavioral, and other areas when needed, to be achieved by the student during his/her time at KCA. A conference is set within the first two weeks of the student's admittance to discuss the goals for each student. The conference will include the student, the teachers, the principal, the teen advocate, the counselor, and the parents/guardians of the student. The IOEP is then reviewed periodically throughout the student's time at the Academy.

The main goal of alternative school programs such as the Knox County Academy is to have students successfully return to their traditional school setting and graduate from high school. If this goal is not possible, other options include, but are not limited to, preparing students to take the GED, or enrolling them into an alternative high school diploma program.

The school curriculum used is a multi-disciplinary curriculum which includes a work-based learning program and a computer-based learning program. The purpose of this type of curriculum is designed to address the individualized needs of the students of the program with special emphasis toward making the educational experience of each student meaningful and worthwhile. Time that the students devote to the work-based learning program counts towards high school credit in different areas as determined by the student's needs.

For more information, please contact the KCA Office at (309) 345-0101.




Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Closed all District 205 Holidays and In-Service Days
Randy Meneweather
Director Melanie Bower Math/Science
Kathryn Timmons Social Studies/English
Susan Ferguson Office Assistant and Aide