High School District 214
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High School District 214 welcomes Michael Happ as new Executive Director of the D214 Education Foundation
High School District 214 welcomes Michael Happ as new Executive Director of the D214 Education Foundation, which provides funding, secures resources, and promotes partnerships that support student success and innovation.
Rebeca Valdez is one of 20 District 214 seniors who are currently Youth Apprentices.
The District 214 team has rebranded what used to be a Special Olympics team based at Hersey High School into a Districtwide Special Olympics team—complete with a new logo.
Rolling Meadows High School hosts a dog therapy training program that provides a learning opportunity for handlers and dogs alike even as it meshes perfectly with the school’s Agriculture Career Pathway, which features, among other elements, an introduction to veterinary science.
Kristy Rubino started helping her dad fix things. He was a jet engine mechanic, and at home Kristy was often by his side when he was in the garage, helping fix the brakes on the car, complete oil changes or just hand him his tools.
District 214 Board waives registration fees for second consecutive year
High School District 214’s Board of Education has waived registration fees for all students for the 2022-2023 school year. Board members voted on January 20 to suspend the $425 fee in response to continuing economic uncertainties in the community linked to the ongoing pandemic. District 214 has identified cost savings elsewhere to offset revenue typically generated by registration fees.
The $425 registration fee covers such items as textbooks rental, instructional materials, digital learning, school calendars, physical education shirts and locks, a pass to regular season home activities, an iPad Protection Plan and the school newspaper. In addition to waiving the registration fee, the Board voted to suspend co-curricular participation fees.
Apply now for D214’s Youth Apprenticeship
Interested in a work-based experience that can provide both on-the-job training and a paycheck? Consider applying to be a Youth Apprentice. D214 is looking for current juniors to be part of the 2022-23 program, which begins this summer. Apprenticeship applications have been extended to February 1; students can apply at https://d214.smapply.io/. In addition to more traditional apprenticeship areas like construction and manufacturing trades, students can work in fields as diverse as healthcare—including pharmacy tech, veterinary tech and certified nursing assistant options—and digital and information technology specialties like cybersecurity, multimedia and graphic arts. Learn more at www.d214.org/apprenticeships.
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.
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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)