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D211 Post: District 211 Placed on the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for 4th Year

Township High School District 211 is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, the District had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.    “The District 211 faculty of teachers, counselors and administrators do an ...

D211 Post: Two District 211 Teachers Named AGS Geography Teacher Fellows

           Advanced Placement Human Geography Teachers Dr. LoriAnne Frieri, from William Fremd High School, and Mrs. Samantha Serrano, from James B. Conant High School, are two of only 50 teachers from across the United States chosen as 2018 American Geographical Society (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellows.  This is the third year of the initiative which has been bade possible by a generous gift from the Boundless Corporation, sponsorship from Mapbox for the Geography Teacher Fellow Mapathon, and support from the AGS Corporate Angels Partners, whose contributions provide resources for teacher professionals development ...

D211 Post: District 211 Named to College Board’s 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll

         Township High School District 211 has been named to College Board’s annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll for the third time in the award’s eight-year history for significant gains in student access and success.  District 211 is one of only 447 districts throughout the United States and Canada to be honored this year.            To be named to the honor roll, data from the past three years of 38 different AP exams, including world language and culture, was reviewed to ensure districts met key criteria.  That criteria includes an increased participation or ...

District 211 and Lead Higher Initiative To Help Close Gap

Throughout the past several years, High School District 211 has focused efforts on bridging the gaps in Advanced Placement (AP) and accelerated courses among students from all race and income backgrounds. District 211 is one of a handful of school districts across the state selected to participate in the Lead Higher Initiative, a partnership between the State and Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), to expand enrollment to students. In a joint initiative from Governor Bruce Rauner, Secretary of Education Dr. Beth Purvis, and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tony Smith, Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to partner with the Lead Higher ...

District 211 Students Target Top Scores for Upcoming Advanced Placement Testing

While students are prepping for finals and ACT examinations, some students are also preparing for Advanced Placement testing. This year’s AP testing will take place over the course of two weeks from May 6 through May 17. Although many high schools offer an Advanced Placement program to its students, District 211 has thousands of students who successfully complete the program and use it to their benefit when pursuing collegiate level courses. “With AP, we’re trying to accelerate student learning and encourage more students to take AP courses because they will benefit from the rigor of the course content,” said Terri Busch, assistant ...