Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227

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