• 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