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D211 Foundation Innovation Grant Spotlight: Guiding and Nurturing Academic Success (GANAS) III

Many students spend four years of high school preparing for college, taking dual-credit and advanced placement courses, and exploring what they want to accomplish after graduation. For many others, specifically first-generation high school students, college seems like a great idea but one that is simply not attainable for them. One program at Hoffman Estates High School is aiming to change the self-perception many of those students have. Guiding and Nurturing Academic Success (GANAS III) is a program for the school’s Latino population. Through GANAS, which is funded by a D211 Foundation Innovation Grant, students are exposed to professionals ...

Harper College Promise Scholarship Eases Financial Burden of College for High School Students

Harper College recently announced a scholarship initiative that would help ease the financial burden of college for area high school students. Under the Harper College Promise Scholarship Program, every student in the district can earn up to two years of tuition if they're willing to do the things in high school that will make them successful in college and in the workplace – maintain solid grades, have good attendance, do not repeat classes, and provide service to their community. “The Harper Promise Program provides students with a valuable opportunity to pursue post-secondary education without apprehension about tuition costs,” said ...

Annual Directions 2014 Event Approaching for Students in Special Education

In an effort to help encourage and provide guidance for parents transitioning their students out of high school and into vocational or collegiate opportunities after graduation, District 211 is part of a team of local educational institutions participating in Directions Fair, which will take place on September 30 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., in Arlington Heights. The event is sponsored by District 211, Township High School District 214, Barrington Community Unit School District 220, William Rainey Harper College, and St. Viator High School. Directions Fair is scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. ...

Several District 211 Students Place in Harper College Writing Competition

Several District 211 students competed against area high school students for Harper College’s annual High School Writing Competition. The 2014 contest, now in its 41st year, captured an impressive collection of imaginative work from local high school students. District 211 had seven students that placed or received an honorable mention in their respective categories. “This is a celebration of the budding creative writers in the high schools surrounding Harper,” said organizer Andrew Wilson, chair of the Harper English department. “The volume and quality of work we saw reflected their vast talent.” Wilson said area high school ...

District 211 Students Attend Harper College’s Black Teen Symposium

District 211 joined more than 100 area students at Harper College for an event that aims to inspire local African-American high school students to pursue higher education and ensure they’re ready for it. Harper College’s Black Teen Symposium, which ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Wojcik Conference Center on Harper’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., was timed to coincide with Black History Month. The symposium addressed growing concerns of academic achievement, college readiness, and future careers, as well as provided information about career programs, college admissions, and financial aid. “This was the first event ...

District 211 Students Join Local School Districts for 2013 Latino Summit

District 211 students from Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools joined several students from area school districts for the 2013 Latino Summit. There, students had opportunities to hear from Latino professionals, explore college opportunities, and listen to a keynote speaker. The 2013 Latino Summit was held on Nov. 22 at William Rainey Harper College and more than 400 Latino freshmen and sophomores from area Districts 211, 214, 220, 207, and 225 attended. Presentations were held in both English and Spanish. "The Summit gives students prime examples of knowing they aren't alone," said Alonso Ramirez, counselor at Palatine High ...

District 211’s Progress Toward Meeting Academic Goals in 2012 – 2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 established academic goals for its students that included yearly goals and targets to accelerate academic achievement in various categories. With a focus on student learning and growth, high school standards attainment, high school graduation rate, and college and career readiness, the District’s academic goals reflect changes in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) accountability system. Teachers had an opportunity to assess and refine the curriculum during 10 morning work sessions throughout the previous school year, and the Board of Education approved 12 similar sessions for the 2013-2...