High School District 214
Discover Your Future.
Thirty-four High School District 214 seniors have been named College Board National Recognition Program Scholars for their multiple academic achievements.
Eighty-two High School District 214 seniors have been honored as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists or Commended Students.
October is Manufacturing Month. District 214 is highlighting this growing field and how students are getting the hands-on experience they need to jump-start their careers.
The internet is a vital tool in education, but hundreds of students found themselves struggling to overcome technological barriers during the pandemic.
Build Your Resume with a New Internship
The deadline to apply for an internship in the spring semester is Sunday, October 31. Juniors and Seniors have a chance to gain authentic, relevant and meaningful work experiences in the community.
Once the deadline has passed, interviews will be scheduled and take place at school when all forms have been received.
Click here to learn more about the requirements and to apply.
Newcomer Center Renamed
On October 7, 2021, the District 214 Board of Education approved to change the name of the Newcomer Center to the International Newcomer Academy. The program serves high school students who have recently arrived to the United States and are new to the English language. The program provides students with personalized instruction with the goal to send them to their home schools within one to two years.
Newcomer staff say this new name better reflects the international variety of their students, and to the academic rigor that makes up the program.
D214 Approves Budget for 2021-22
On August 12, 2021, the District 214 Board of Education approved a balanced operating budget for the 2021-22 school year.
The majority of the $295.8 million total operating budget is spent on personnel costs, and also includes funds for supplies and ongoing construction projects such as roofing and curtain walls district-wide.
The approved spending budget is about 7% greater than the 2020-21 fiscal year, but the District also has $11 million in increased revenue this year as a result of federal relief funds and from participating in the national school lunch program.
For the past eleven years, District 214 has been presented with the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials.The complete budget report can be found here.
Masks are Required for All Students, Staff and Visitors
On August 4, 2021, Governor Pritzker mandated that all individuals within Illinois school buildings must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. As a result, masks must be worn by all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, while inside D214 facilities.
2021-2022 Transportation FAQs
This fall, District 214 will continue with the shuttle model of transportation. We understand there are many questions. The Transportation Department has compiled a list of FAQs to address them. Should you still have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Department at 847-718-7470.
Block Schedule Pilot
Having adopted block schedules during the 2020-2021 school year to better accommodate student and staff needs during hybrid learning, District 214 will now implement block schedules for all of its comprehensive high schools as a pilot program.
District 214 reached this decision after receiving positive feedback about this year’s schedule from students, parents and teachers and additional positive feedback by way of parent surveys. Additional details of the schedule and several potential advantages identified by District 214 may be found here.
After the pilot concludes, we will review data and once again survey students, parents and staff regarding future years’ schedules.
Discover Your Future.
100Dual credit courses offered
47,000Potential college credits earned in 2019
11,914Number of students 2019-2020
1081Class of 2020 composite SAT score (out of 1600)