High School District 214
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District 214 students’ success in the annual IHSA Journalism competition has continued, with eight students placing in the State Finals.
The High School District 214 Board of Education honored nine individuals with the District’s Distinguished Service Awards. The awards are given annually to people who have made significant contributions to the District and its students.
A pandemic initially expected to affect schools for a few weeks had dragged on for months. The circumstances were challenging the patience and resilience of students and teachers alike and impeding District 214’s usual practice of placing students in work-based learning experiences.
Rawlinson used her penchant for building and nurturing relationships with students even after graduation to bring back one-time Orchesis dancers to discuss their careers, including positions in human resources, the medical field, business and marketing and architecture. She worked with Wheeling teachers to match students with alumni whose careers matched the students’ interests.
In March 2020, Broadway and local productions alike were forced to shut down in response to COVID-19 to protect audience members, crew members and performers. While theater has yet to return to District 214 in its original form, D214’s theater departments have taken advantage of unconventional platforms to encourage artistic expression.
Roughly 3,000 teams of high school students began this year's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition months ago. Only a dozen in the Open Division earned the right to compete in the late-March National Finals competition and one of these is from right here in High School District 214.
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.
Summer School Registration Begins April 9
District 214 Summer School Registration begins on April 9 at 8:00 am.
We are offering both in person and online schedules. The first session will be held from June 7 - June 24. The second session will be held from June 28 - July 15.
For more information, locations, course offerings, forms and Driver Education, please visit our Summer School information page.
214 partners with Passport Health to offer vaccine to students 16 or older
High School District 214 has identified a partner, Passport Health, that is able to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to students 16 years of age or older who would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine on-site at a District 214 facility.
In order to gauge the interest in student vaccinations, District 214 is asking parents or eligible students to complete an interest form by the end of the day on Friday, April 30.
For more information, click here.
Talent Development Program
TDP Summer Enrichment is a District-wide program comprising innovative weeklong courses that reach beyond traditional classroom lessons. These non-credit seminars cover a wide array of areas, including graphic arts, forensic science, culinary arts, automotive care, creative writing and more. An all-District summer musical also is part of the TDP Summer Enrichment series.
The cost is typically $75 per seminar, plus applicable fees. FOR 2021 ONLY, all course fees have been reduced to $25 (including any materials fees). Go to our Talent Development Program page for more information and to register.
Return to full in-person instruction on April 5
Effective Monday, April 5, and extending through the end of the 2020-21 academic year, High School District 214 welcomes all students back for in-person instruction.
The April 5 return of all students is accompanied by the continued use of mitigation strategies to ensure a continued low rate of COVID-19 transmission within District schools.
Students needing a medical or household exemption from in-person instruction had to have a parent or guardian or complete the in-person exemption form by Monday, March 15 at 8:00 a.m.
Please reach out to your school’s Division Head for Student Success, Safety, and Wellness if you have any questions. You can find their contact information here.
#Love214 raised approximately $2,500, beating our goal, with contributions from alumni and community members and staff. This money will support the Foundation's core areas of priority, including first-generation students, AP testing scholarships, teacher mini-grants and more.
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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)