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.
From English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes to High School Equivalency (GED) preparation, District 214’s Adult Education and Family Literacy Program has a variety of classes to offer.
John Hersey High School teacher Chris Cassidy has been honored as this year’s winner of the Teacher Excellence Award, issued annually by the Chicago section of the American Chemical Society.
Becky Kinnee, the teaching and learning facilitator at Wheeling High School, won first prize in the national Teach Plus Project SPARK Innovation Contest. This award is given to educators who reinvented education during the pandemic.
D214 and LWV Host Community Speaker Series
District 214 is partnering with League of Women Voters to host a series of guest speakers throughout the school year.
The next speaker in the series is Devon Alexander. Join us for a conversation about microaggressions and othering. The event will be held Wednesday, October 27 at Hersey High School. An ASL interpreter will be available.
Click here to register and to learn more about the series.
D214 Honors Orchestra Fall Concert
Treat yourself this Halloween to the spooky sounds of the D214 Honors Orchestra. The District’s top musicians will play creepy classics such as Toccata and Fugue by Bach, Funeral March and Prelude from “Psycho.”
The free concert begins at 3 p.m. on October 31 at Buffalo Grove High School.
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.
Seal of Biliteracy Language Testing Registration
District 214 students have the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, the State of Illinois’s recognition for proficiency in English and one or more additional languages. District 214 is offering an opportunity for students to take the Seal of Biliteracy language assessments.
Visit the District 214 Seal of Biliteracy web page for more detailed information.
Register for the Seal of Biliteracy Language Test HERE
- Students must be a junior or senior and first meet the English criteria before registering for the Seal of Biliteracy language assessments.
- Test Options:
- At District 214 Computer Labs: November 18, 4pm-7pm.
- Test at home (more information on the registration site): Test window from November 29-December 14.
- Cost: $30 (Students on Free and Reduced Lunch should contact Julie Kim at email@example.com for a fee waiver)
- Registration open: October 20 - November 4.
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.
Step 1: High School Enrollment Fall 2022 (October 5 - October 20)
Complete the High School Enrollment for 8th grade students entering high school in the fall of 2022.
Step 2: Students take PSAT 8/9 Placement Exam
Test Dates: Saturday, October 30, 2021 or Makeup Exam Saturday, November 6 Parents will choose a test date when the enrollment is completed.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. (Plan to arrive by 7:45 a.m.)
Location: High School your student will attend based on your address. High School boundaries map: https://www.d214.org/Page/3649
For more information visit www.d214.org/assessments or contact the Assessment Center at your high school.
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)