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“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 ...

SHS Senior Earns Apprenticeship, Free Tuition After Taking Dual-Credit Manufacturing Course

More District 211 students are recognizing the benefits of taking dual-credit courses, which allow students to earn college credit and gain technical skills while still in high school. As of the 2015 – 2016 school year, District 211 offers more than 50 dual-credit courses through three different local colleges. Courses include Certified Nursing Assistant, Project Lead the Way, Manufacturing, and more. Through dual-credit, students are essentially taking a first-year college course that can transfer to a college after they graduate. This can save money for a student’s first year of college or technical training while preparing them for ...

President of National Association of Manufacturers Visits PHS Program on National Tour

District 211 students had the opportunity to introduce industry leaders to Palatine High School’s Manufacturing program, as well as demonstrate valuable skills they have learned that can help them secure a job after high school. President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Jay Timmons and members of the Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA) visited students at Palatine High School on Feb. 3 to discuss the importance of a career in manufacturing. PHS was the only high school program in the country the group toured. “I am excited about this program and I have to say it is unique in the entire country,” ...

District 211 Presents Updated Instructional Vision and Direction Plan

In 2011, Township High School District 211 created a plan and vision that would ensure all of its students are college and career ready when they graduate. Since implementing that plan and making significant progress with student learning, the District has revisited its instructional vision and direction, and has developed new categories to work toward student success. The Instructional Vision and Direction plan was presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on Nov. 14. The plan outlines goals and ways of meeting college and career readiness goals for the future in five different areas: Critical Learning Standards (CLSs); Global Competitive ...

Palatine High School Chemistry of Foods Students’ First Restaurant Day

More than 60 students enrolled in Palatine High School’s Chemistry of Foods class were working together to assemble their first large order of personal deep-dish pizzas since the school year started. Some rolled the dough, others were in charge of sauce and toppings, and with a lot of teamwork, they completed more than 120 orders for Palatine High School faculty and staff on Oct. 4. With the assistance of teachers Erika Varela, Mark Langer, and Robert Heitz, and Palatine based Pizza Bella pizzeria owner Tony DeFilippis, students received a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be in a restaurant kitchen. “The best part of this ...