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50th B-day Wishes to Harper College from Superintendent Cates & D211


D211 Post: Foundation Taps District 211, Harper College, NIU for Bachelor’s Degree Grant

High School District 211, Harper College, and Northern Illinois University have been selected to participate in a one-year “design challenge” that aims to dramatically move the needle on bachelor’s degree completion for community college students. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is funding the nonprofit Education Design Lab to lead the Seamless Transfer Pathway Design Challenge. Harper, NIU and District 211 are among just four groups of two- and four-year institutions chosen nationwide for the grant.   “We know that through our partnerships, we are able to achieve more together than we ever could individually,...

Upcoming ‘The Future Begins Today’ Event, Harper College Informational Meeting to Help Special Education Families Transition

Township High School District 211’s Transition Services Department has upcoming events that will help families transition between high school and post-secondary life. Harper College will host an informational meeting for parents and students about services and accommodations for students with disabilities on a 504 Plan or IEP. The event will take place on April 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Harper College, Building J, Room 143. Additionally, the District will host “The Future Begins Today – Transition Resource Fair” for parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities. The event will take place on April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at ...

District 211 Students Attend 2016 Harper College Latino Summit

District 211 students from Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools recently joined several students from area school districts for the 2016 Latino Summit. There, students had opportunities to hear from Latino professionals, explore college opportunities, and listen to a keynote speaker. The 2016 Latino Summit was held on Nov. 18 at William Rainey Harper College and more than 500 Latino freshmen and sophomores from 17 area schools attended. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish. The keynote speaker this year was Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz. The summit helps students develop leadership skills, network, and meet ...

District 211 Partnership Receives Joyce Foundation Grant for Career Pathway Programs

As part of a local partnership, Township High School District 211 is receiving a grant to help fulfill its vision of ensuring each and every student is college and career ready by the time they graduate. The Joyce Foundation will provide Township High School District 211 and High School District 214 a $400,000 grant over two years as part of a new regional partnership aimed at expanding high-quality college and career pathways.  Harper College also plays a key role in the career pathways partnership with Districts 211 and 214. “Districts 211 and 214 are working in conjunction with Harper College to increase opportunities for our students' ...

“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 ...

Harper College’s Promise Program Panel Discussion Includes PHS Freshman, U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan

As Harper College’s Promise Scholarship Program becomes available for freshmen this year, families are learning about the positive impact the program can have once students graduate high school. Freshman students at Palatine High School had the opportunity to meet U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at Harper College as he recognized the Harper College’s Promise Scholarship Program and partnerships with Districts 211, 214, and 220 on Sept. 9. At the event, Palatine High School freshman Ivette Castanon participated in a panel discussion hosted at Harper College. Secretary Duncan was a participant, along with educators, a community ...