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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 ...

“Power of 15” Highlights Benefits of AP, Dual-Credit Courses

Students spend four years in high school planning and preparing for their college experience. Research indicates that students who engage in college-level coursework while still in the supportive high school environment have an increased likelihood of being successful in college and graduating from college in four years. High School District 211 students can enroll in rigorous, college-level coursework through both Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. The Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS) partnership of Districts 211, 214, 220, and Harper College offers high school students a variety of Dual Credit and Advanced ...

A Glance in the Classroom: Schaumburg High School’s AP Art History Course

As students in Schaumburg High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Art History class prepare for an upcoming midterm, they had the opportunity to take reviewing into their own hands. Students in the art class were challenged to show what they know by creating various review games to share with their peers to help prepare for an upcoming midterm, one that will mimic the AP exam. “Having students create and design review activities allows me to see what methods they find most useful for the exam,” said Kimberly Shade, art teacher at Schaumburg High School. Currently, Schaumburg has the only annual AP Art History course, and Shade said ...