Career Resources

  • Dual Credit Information

    Dual credit gives eligible high school students the opportunity to enroll in college classes for credit prior to high school graduation making the credits part of both the student’s permanent college record and high school transcript. Instructors for dual credit courses must meet the requirements to teach at both the high school and collegiate level. The greatest benefit of dual credit is that students accumulate college credits which assist in graduating college on-time or early.

    District 211 Dual Credit Explained

    List of Dual Credit Courses Offered - This website allows students to identify college coursework that is accepted for transfer credit throughout Illinois as a part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). It is the official Illinois transfer website. - This website allows students to create an account and input all of their dual credit courses taken in high school to find out how they will transfer to specific universities.

  • Career Planning


    Xello contains a wealth of information related to career planning. Students can take assessments to better understand their strengths, interests, and abilities. Results from those assessments can be used to identify potential career clusters and specific careers of interest. Each student in District 211 has a unique username and password.

    Username: Student Google Log-In

    Password: Student Google Password

    Khan Academy - Career Content

    Khan Academy is best known for their academic tutoring resources and test prep. In addition to those services, Khan Academy provides information to assist families in the career planning process.

    CISCO - Construction Industry Service Corporation contains a wealth of information related to pursuing a career in the construction industry. The guide to apprenticeship programs is a 91 page document which details the types of apprenticeship programs available in northeastern Illinois. A Guide to Apprenticeship Programs (PDF)

    IDES - Illinois Department of Employment Security

    IDES offers all Illinois residents a variety of comprehensive, free-of-charge career exploration tools to help learn about the world of work, choose a career path and explore education and training.

    What Can I Do With My Major?

    Links college majors to careers courtesy of NIU