All freshmen in High School District 211 enroll in a mathematics course. Placement at the freshman level is determined by entrance test scores and junior high school performance. A second year of mathematics is taken during the sophomore year and additional mathematics courses are required until the student successfully completes a 300-level course. Freshmen who have successfully completed junior high school algebra may be placed in M217 Plane and Solid Geometry or M218 Accelerated Plane and Solid Geometry. Other freshmen may be placed in M117 Algebra 1, M114 Algebra 1, M113 Algebra I, M111 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics, M120 Essential Mathematics, or M100 Applied Mathematics 1. A student who fails to meet the grade prerequisite for any course must repeat the requisite course to improve the grade in order to proceed to the next sequential course. College-bound students are encouraged to complete four years of mathematics, including trigonometry. The Mathematics Departments of High School District 211 provide honors and accelerated programs which allow students to complete up to three semesters of calculus leading to Advanced Placement examinations. Advanced Placement testing in computer science (JAVA) and statistics also are available.
Mathematics Department Office: Room 254
Department Phone: 847-755-2741
Department Chair Phone: 224-653-2316