• Department Overview


    District 200's curriculum and programs are designed to serve the needs of all students.  The curriculum is locally developed to meet the rigorous standards and expectations of the community and to be in alignment with the State of Illinois Learning Standards and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

    District 200 Programs at a Glance
     
    Early Childhood
    Open to typically developing and special needs children ages three, four, and five
    Developmentally appropriate curriculum with a focus on language, socialization, motor skills, and pre-academic skill development
    Certified teacher and classroom aide for each section
     
    Elementary School

    Balanced Language Arts program including phonics, literature, writing, spelling, listening and speaking
    Math instruction that teaches foundational concepts and computational skills that are applied in real world situations.
    Art and General Music instruction from teacher specialists
    Daily Physical Education from PE teachers
    Daily Gifted program (PACE) in Mathematics and Reading
    A Social Studies program that focuses on economics, political science, geography, history and social institutions
    Instrumental Music instruction beginning in fifth grade
    Optional fee-based foreign language program
    Before and after school programs

    Hot lunch programs available in all schools
    Tuition-based All Day Kindergarten offered
     
    Middle School
    Teaming model used for instructional groupings
    A full year of Science required in all grades
    Gifted programs in Mathematics and Language Arts (Fast-Paced)
    6th grade electives include Leadership and Collaboration and Interrelated Arts including Drama, Vocal Music and Visual Arts. A Foundations course teaches students organization, work habits and study skills.
     
     
    7th grade electives include Digital Literacy, Project Lead the Way Design and Modeling course, Speech, Visual Arts and Media, and Chorus. A Navigating Informational Sources class teaches students to develop the skills necessary to research, comprehend and communicate information using a variety of print and multimedia sources.
     
    8th grade electives include Art, Chorus, Digital Authorship, Entrepreneurship, Performance Seminar, Project Lead the Way Automation and Robotics course, and a Foreign Language elective.
    Band and Orchestra are available at all three grades.
    Interscholastic athletics and intramural programs
    After school clubs and activities
     
    High School
    Comprehensive college preparatory program
    Vocational programs on site and through Technology Center of DuPage
    Academic courses offered at two levels-advanced and intermediate
    Advanced Placement classes offered in English, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, U. S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, European History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Spanish, Art Studio, and Computer Science
    Electives in Art, Music, Foreign Language, Career and Technical Education, and core academic subjects
    Foreign language instruction offered in French, Spanish, and German
    Internships offered with local businesses
    An extensive interscholastic boys' and girls' athletic program
    Activities in fine and performing arts, special interest clubs and intramurals
    Performance opportunities in Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Drama
     
    Other Programs and Support Services
    A full continuum of services is offered to special needs children
    English as a Second Language and Bilingual program are offered to children whose native language is not English
    Psychologists, social workers, speech and occupational therapists, and nurses are available to counsel regular and special education students as needed