Academics

School District 197 is focused on preparing students to be successful in the ever-changing and competitive world they'll enter after graduation. Our schools incorporate innovative curriculum and align programming to support students and achieve our district-wide strategic goals

To succeed in college, careers and beyond, students must learn to be critical thinkers, communicators and responsible citizens. Students must know how to access, interpret and apply information to solve the new problems of an increasingly complex world. Our teachers embed academic standards into their classroom teaching and our curriculum is aligned across grade levels, preparing students to thrive in the 21st Century. 

District 197 is committed to comprehensive curriculum planning, assessment and an emphasis on differentiated learning to respond to the individual needs of students. Our curriculum is focused on results and we are dedicated to continually improve student achievement. 

CURRICULUM
Helping students achieve through quality instruction and effective support
EMPOWERED
District 197's technology plan
INFINITE CAMPUS
Parent and student access to online grades, assignments and more
MAGNET SCHOOLS
Rigorous curriculum that incorporates a special theme 
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Special Education, Homeschool, English as a Second Language programming
GIFTED AND TALENTED
Providing high-level, challenging curriculum
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
Gathering information to help improve instruction