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District 202 uses a multi-year process to create its own curriculum, aligned to local, state and national learning standards. Each core area curriculum undergoes a thorough cycle of review, testing and adjustment led by teachers, and incorporating community input.

At the same time, district administration, teachers and staff are working to increase academic achievement through a long list of systemic improvements including:


  • Implemented Full Day Kindergarten with one class for each school.
  • Aligned our science curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Adopted and implemented the Math Envision 2.0 resource.
  • Implemented reading intervention coaching and training for Reading Recovery and Take Flight.

Middle School

  • Middle School schedule with all core subject areas offered daily
  • Implemented high school Spanish I at the middle school level for 7th and 8th grade for High School credit
  • Implemented Algebra I and Algebra I Honors for High School credit
  • Developed Literacy and Math Intervention classes to support struggling students
  • Fully implemented CCSS Math curriculum with Ready Math, the student and teacher online and consumable resource
  • Enhanced the Encore Program with the adoption of additional modules in the STEM classroom, including Forensics and Virtual Architecture
  • Revision of content areas in response to State mandates and changes to school code. 
  • Completed final validation of the Science curriculum and assessments
  • Aligned the Social Studies curriculum to the C3 Framework and the Illinois Learning Standards and introduced the Discipline Inquiry Model to all middle school teachers
  • Redesigned the Math assessments to increase rigor and more appropriately reflect the common core standards
  • Introduced the iReady diagnostic assessment to all students K-8 to identify areas of student growth and areas for focused improvement
  • Professional development for Social Studies teachers throughout the school year
  • Focus on Cultural Competency across all classrooms
  • Revision of MTSS design across 6 - 8

High School:

  • Implemented program to allow students to receive college credit for dual credit courses in:
    • English 101 Rhetoric
    • English 102 Rhetoric
    • General Psychology 101
    • Personal Finance  100
    • Culinary Arts 3
    • History of Civilization 1 & 2
    • Exploration of American Music
    • Basic Physics
    • History of the US to 1865
    • History of the US 1865-Present
    • Human Biology
    • Basic Statistics
    • College Mathematics
    • Pre-Calculus I & II
    • Exploring the Teaching Profession
    • Teaching in a Diverse Society

Updated 4/23