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What’s New for the 2012-2013 School Year

The start of school is an exciting time each year in High School District 211. Back to school means teachers have worked on their curriculum during the summer and are ready to share new lessons or techniques. Many students have taken a summer school class, but most are eager to get back to school. In addition to that excitement, there are many things happening in District 211 that help make the start of this year unique to any other. Technology has rapidly increased in education throughout the years, and District 211 is incorporating more of it in the classroom. This fall marks the start of the One-to-One Pilot program, where students are given ...

District 211 Academic Goals (Part 2)

As District 211 looks to strengthen its District-wide curriculum, there has been a slight shift in the focus of academic goals for the next two years. The Board of Education approved those goals for the 2012-2014 academic years at its July 12 meeting. The first goal is that students will demonstrate academic growth in high school. Instead of the District focusing solely on higher enrollment in more rigorous classes, teachers are looking at overall growth based on the individual student. “What we want as far as growth is to have students try to progress to the next difficulty level of coursework,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent ...

District 211 Academic Goals (Part 1)

With an emphasis on college readiness and success after high school graduation, students in District 211 have been challenged to meet learning goals outlined for the 2011-2012 academic year. There are four different academic goals in the District’s plan, including that students will meet critical learning standards outlined by the District, students will demonstrate academic growth, student enrollment in more rigorous courses will increase, and students will demonstrate college-readiness. The goals monitor two areas in academic progress, which were the attainment of identified outcomes and growth. Attainment is an indication of a student’s ...