The Curriculum Guide is designed to help students plan their programs of study from the wide variety of courses offered in High School District 211. Students should plan their high school programs with the help of their parents, counselors, and teachers. In the Curriculum Guide, each course is described by level of instruction, length, of course, specific prerequisite, and credit value. Courses offered off-campus are so noted. In addition to the course descriptions, the guide provides information about graduation requirements, grading, student services, summer school, and other areas of student interest. The Curriculum Guide is intended to assist students and parents in making educational decisions about high school programs. Course offerings are subject to enrollment and slight variations may occur from school to school within District 211.

    Curriculum Guide PDF

    The current employment outlook for the United States indicates that most jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. Whether a student is preparing to attend a four-year university, a two-year college, or the workforce, the exploration of possible careers and college majors is vital. Though many students may continue to change their minds about their career or college major selections, it is valuable for students to explore multiple areas while still in high school to assist in decisions about where their skills and passions exist.

    This website allows students and parents to begin to explore the career clusters and specific District 211 information. Students are encouraged to increase their exploration by logging into their Xello account. Xello is software available to students to explore college and career options specifically tailored to the student's interests and skills. Xello offers a Matchmaker self-assessment which gives students initial clusters to investigate. Students are encouraged to take the assessment multiple times throughout their high school careers as interests may change over time.

    Pathways within the 16 clusters represent a specific series of courses to be taken during high school. Students are encouraged to explore different clusters and pathways continually seeking connections to areas of passion and skill.

    Go to the College Majors and Career Clusters website

    The following Supplementary books have been approved by the Curriculum Committee during the winter meetings.  They are to be presented for approval at the January 20, 2022 Board of Education meeting:

    English Department - Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

    English Department - I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

    English Department - Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    English Department - Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

    English Department - This is My America by Kim Johnson

    The following textbooks have been approved by the Curriculum Committee during the winter meetings.  They are to be presented for approval at the January 20, 2022 Board of Education meeting:

    Science Department - Campbell Biology AP Edition (12th edition)

    Science Department - Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology (6th edition)

    Social Studies Department - Give Me Liberty! An American History (6th edition)

    Social Studies Department - Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (10th edition)

    Special Education Department - Healthy Relationships and Autism: A Guide into Adulthood

    Special Education Department - Readtopia

    Wellness Department - Total Fitness and Wellness (8th edition)

    World Language Department - Entre Culture Level 1 (French)