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District 211 Awarded Motorola Innovation Grant for STEM Programs

Several students in High School District 211’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs (STEM) will see increased opportunities due to a recent grant that was awarded to the District. District 211 was the recipient of a $40,000 grant for Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), and the Biomedical Engineering: an integrated approach to foundational learning in the twenty first century. The grant is part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, District 211 will provide more than 200 students in ...

District 211 Students Target Top Scores for Upcoming Advanced Placement Testing

While students are prepping for finals and ACT examinations, some students are also preparing for Advanced Placement testing. This year’s AP testing will take place over the course of two weeks from May 6 through May 17. Although many high schools offer an Advanced Placement program to its students, District 211 has thousands of students who successfully complete the program and use it to their benefit when pursuing collegiate level courses. “With AP, we’re trying to accelerate student learning and encourage more students to take AP courses because they will benefit from the rigor of the course content,” said Terri Busch, assistant ...

Second Day of PSAE Testing Earns Students a National Career Readiness Certificate

When students are making post-graduation plans, it seems a lot of emphasis is put on the ACT exam. This test has influence on whether or not a college or university will grant a student admittance, which can be quite intimidating when one’s collegiate plans depend on it. However, the ACT, which is part of the two-day Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), isn’t the only test that influences success after graduation. The WorkKeys Assessment, which takes place on day two of PSAE testing, is composed of three different tests — Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. Emphasizing the importance of the WorkKeys ...

Growth in Dual-Credit Course Offerings

After implementing the first year of dual-credit courses, high student achievement and enrollment has helped the program to grow for the 2012-2013 academic year. High School District 211 has partnered with William Rainey Harper College to offer college credit for the following courses: Child Development; Fashion Independent Study; Fashion Retail and Merchandising; Art in Contemporary Society; Chemistry of Foods; Spanish 4; French 4; and College Algebra. Dual-credit allows District 211 students to earn entry-level college credit for a course they also earn credit for in high school. “The opportunity for students to earn college credit while earning ...

Summer Curriculum Projects: What Teachers Do During Summer

When people think about schools being out for the summer months, some assume that teachers’ time is spent vacationing, leisurely pursuing hobbies, or lounging poolside awaiting the fall semester to begin. However, District 211 teachers tackle many projects that cannot be completed during the school year and prepare for teaching in the fall. There are several curricular items that need work during the summer months. This year, teachers have focused on District-wide instruction to better support Critical Learning Standards and Academic Goals. Summer curriculum projects allow faculty to develop, modify, and improve instruction, often in response to ...

Early College Credit in Schools

As emphasis on the importance of post-secondary education continues to increase, more high cheap mlb jerseys school institutions are feeling the pressure to see graduates succeed. That’s why District 211 is expanding its dual credit courses for students to prepare for higher education and the workforce. The dual-credit courses are in partnership with William Rainey Harper College, and allow District 211 students to enroll in both academic and technical courses for high school and college credit. The courses were approved Levie at a March 15 Board Meeting. “There has been a shift in the way dual credit existed from vocational career paths that ...