D214 News

  • District 214 receives grant to expand Youth Apprenticeship Program

    District 214 is proud to be the recipient of a grant from the State of Illinois to boost workforce development programs. The grant will be used to expand our Youth Apprenticeship Program to continue to provide authentic work experiences for students. District 214 is one of 44 organizations and the only school district to receive a grant. We are honored to be recognized by the state as a leading partner in this initiative.

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  • Tickets on sale now for The SpongeBob Musical

    SpongeBob and his friends spring from the television to District 214’s summer musical on the Prospect High School stage. This Broadway blockbuster event features original music from superstar artists like Aerosmith, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, and more!

    The show runs June 29 through July 2 at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets!

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  • D214 selected as a ‘Lighthouse’ School District

    The School Superintendents Association, AASA, recognized High School District 214 as one of its “Lighthouse” systems that serves as models of positive change in public education. A panel reviewed more than 120 school districts across the country and picked the top 13 based on several factors including future-ready leaders, a diverse educator pipeline, technology enhanced learning, community alignment and more.

    We are honored to serve as a model District for school communities across the country.

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  • Register now for Summer School

    The registration process for all programs is online.

    For registration information and link to the registration portal, click here.

    To access the Summer School Programs Guidebook, click here.

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  • District 214 seeks hosts for internships!

    District 214's Center for Career Discovery is looking for industry partners to host high school students for summer internships in June and July. Click here for more information.

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  • D214 Awarded with Excellence in Budget

    For the 12th year in a row, District 214 has been presented the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials. This award reflects the District’s commitment to sound fiscal management and budgetary policies.

    The District also earned a perfect 4.0 Financial Score from the Illinois State Board of Education. The District has received the highest ranking available every year since ISBE began the program 12 years ago.

    These awards show the District is providing the highest quality of education in a fiscally responsible manner. Thank you to our staff who worked so hard to earn these honors.

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  • COVID-19 Update

    On Friday, February 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance regarding the use and care of masks. In areas of low transmission, mask wearing “is based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.”  The CDC now applies this guidance to schools.

    Additionally, the CDC “is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. The CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.”

    District 214 is in an area of low transmission and has been mask optional since February 7. We will remain a mask optional environment for all students, staff and visitors.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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