Superintendent's Message:
Career Pathways


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Superintendent Newsletter: April '23

Higgins Education Center

Dr. Lisa Small talks with Higgins Education Center student Jack McGinn about his experiences in center work.

Higgins Education Center

Dr. Lisa Small speaks with Higgins Education Center student Jett Somerer about various work experiences available to students.

Certified Nursing Assistance Program

Conant senior Pearly Trevedi discusses her experiences in the District's CNA program.

Manufacturing Partnership

Palatine High School junior talks about his experiences in working at Keats Manufacturing in preparation for a career in manufacturing.

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  • Senior 2nd Semester Final Exam Exemption

    District 211 allows graduating seniors to exempt from their second semester final exams if they meet the following criteria:

    • have at least a “C” average in the course

    • have less than six absences from the class

    • have no truancies from the class

    • have not been suspended from the class

    • are not incomplete on required assignments

    Seniors not qualifying for the exemption will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies but will not receive a diploma that day. Senior finals will be administered concurrently with other scheduled final exams. Diplomas will be given to students required to take final exams following the processing of final grades.

    State Testing is April 12 and 13

    During the month of April, students across Illinois participate in Illinois State Board of Education required assessments. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors participate in one of the College Board Suite of Assessments. In addition, juniors take the Illinois Science Assessment.   

    • School-day SAT with Essay: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (Grade 11 and select grade 12)
    • PSAT 10: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (Grade 10)
    • PSAT 8/9: Thursday, April 13, 2023  (Grade 9)
    • Illinois Science Assessment: Thursday, April 13, 2023  (Grade 11)

    For more information on each exam and for a schedule, click here.

    Meningitis Vaccine for Incoming Seniors 

    The Illinois School Code requires that all students entering 12th grade show proof of receiving two Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines (MCV4) before the start of their senior year.  Full details about the MCVE and all other required vaccinations are available on the Illinois Department of Health website.  For more information about the Meningococcal Vaccination (meningitis) please click here.

    High School District 211 has a first day exclusion policy.  Students whose vaccinations are not compliant will be unable to start on the first day of classes Monday, August 14, 2023.  

    Proof of your child receiving the required meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) must be on file in the school’s nurse's office in order to attend the first day of school, August 14, 2023.  

    If you have questions regarding your child’s immunizations, please contact your physician or refer to your child’s school immunization record using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

Key Resources

  • Career Pathways
  • Class of 2023 Graduation Information
  • District 211 Foundation Scholarship Applications
  • D211 Senior Job Fair
  • Summer School 2023
  • Student Services Appointments
  • Key Upcoming Dates

    April 12 | State Testing

    April 13 | State Testing

    April 13 | Board of Education Meeting
    (7:30 p.m. Open Session)

    April 27 | Board of Education Meeting
    (7:30 p.m. Open Session)

Businesses: Partner with D211

If your business is interested in partnering with us to offer students work-based learning experiences, contact Director of College and Career Readiness Michele Napier.

Businesses interested in working with our special needs students may contact Transition Services Coordinator Patrick Abraham.