D214 News

  • Apply now for Summer/Fall Internships

    Internship applications for summer 2024 and the fall semester of the 2024-25 school year are now open for all sophomore and junior students in District 214. Internship opportunities are open in a wide range of local businesses in many different career pathways. These experiences help students explore opportunities for post-high school careers. 

    Read more about the program requirements here. Apply for an internship at https://d214.smapply.io/.

    The application deadline for summer internships is February 28th, and April 30th for fall internships. Questions? Check with your school’s Student Success Coach for more information.

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  • D214 Radon Testing Program

    District 214 is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for all our students and staff. In alignment with this commitment, District 214 has recently completed an extensive radon testing program across all our buildings. This initiative, though not required by law, was undertaken proactively to assess the radon levels within our facilities, following guidelines from Illinois health authorities and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To view the reports, please click here.

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  • BGHS and D214 will host community open house events.

    Buffalo Grove High School and District 214 will host community open house events on February 13 and 15 to present plans for athletic field renovations to occur over the next several years.

    Both open houses are scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Buffalo Grove High School library. The events will include a short presentation focusing, among other things, on how renovations will improve student and visitor experience, renovation for this summer and beyond and architect’s renderings. 

    Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions or to comment. Buffalo Grove High School is located at 1100 West Dundee Road.

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  • Apply Now for D214 Education Foundation Scholarships

    The online portal is now OPEN for students to apply for scholarships through the District 214 Education Foundation. 

    All seniors should visit the Scholarship Portal (d214.awardspring.com; also accessible at www.214foundation.org/scholarships) to complete a brief profile, which will match them with scholarships for which they are eligible. Once matched, students may apply directly online.

    The application deadline for all Foundation scholarships is Friday, March 15. 

    For scholarship questions or general application issues, contact the Foundation at (847) 718-7699 or email foundation@d214.org or brooke.snell@d214.org

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  • High School Educator Job Fair

    Looking for a career as an educator? Come to the NWPA High School Educator Job Fair on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. - noon at Forest View Educational Center (2121 South Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights).

    Twenty high school districts from the surrounding area are looking to hire. New or veteran teachers, counselors and clinicians are encouraged to come.

    Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for more details.

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  • Prospect High School named Blue Ribbon School

    Prospect High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023. This prestigious award affirms and validates the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in striving for – and attaining – exemplary achievement.

    Prospect is one of three public high schools in Illinois selected as Exemplary High Performing Schools, and is one of 52 high schools recognized in the nation.

    Click HERE to see the full list of this year’s winners.

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  • New website helps track Bears Stadium information

    As the Chicago Bears search for a new home, Elementary School District 15, Township High School District 211 and High School District 214 created a website to track the latest stadium information. SuburbanStadium.org is a one-stop shop for anyone wanting more information about stadium-related issues and possibilities. The website includes a timeline of developments, legislative proposals, FAQ and more.

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  • D214 Response to Illinois Proficiency Standards

    District 214 metrics on the Illinois Proficiency Benchmarks reflect our growing population of students with multiple at-risk factors that were exacerbated during the pandemic. District 214 developed and presented to the Board of Education the following plans to directly address academic performance and state testing benchmarks.

    • Learning Renewal Plan to address overall academic performance 2021-2024

    • A multi-year plan to address College Board SAT performance on state assessment 

    • Significant expansion of mental health supports and staffing for English learners

    To read the full response, click HERE.

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  • Block Schedule Extended for 2023-2024 School Year

    District 214 will extend the Block Schedule Pilot for an additional year to gather two full years of data regarding student attendance, discipline, and academic performance.

    The current A/B Block Schedule was adopted by the Board of Education as a component of the District 214 Learning Renewal Plan in a two-year pilot during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

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  • D214 expanding access to mental health services

    District 214 is taking steps to support students and staff in the midst of the national mental health crisis. The Board of Education agreed to hire additional personnel to meet the social-emotional needs of students. This includes the hiring of additional school social workers and school psychologists to be placed at each D214 high school.

    In addition to hiring more school social workers and school psychologists, the District is exploring new community partnerships to increase prevention and wellness efforts as well as leveraging technology to expand access to mental health services. 

    Click HERE to see the full presentation from the February 21, 2023 Special Board of Education Workshop. 

    District 214 is hosting the NWPA High School Educator Job Fair on March 4, 2023 to hire counselors, clinicians and teachers. Click HERE for more information and to pre-register.

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  • Arlington Park Presentation

    District 214’s Board of Education conducted a special meeting on Feb. 2 at Forest View Educational Center.

    The District’s legal counsel presented an overview of a new financing mechanism called PILOT, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, being drafted in the Illinois General Assembly that could be applied to the Chicago Bears’ Arlington Heights stadium proposal. This overview includes the potential economic impact on District 214 and district residents.

    Click here to view the presentation and the Special Board Meeting.

     

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  • First Lady visits Rolling Meadows High School

    District 214 was honored to host First Lady Jill Biden at Rolling Meadows High School on Monday, November 14, 2022. She was joined by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to kick off National Apprenticeship Week.

    The First Lady and Cabinet secretaries met with students in the Career Pathways program. The District was proud to show The First Lady the hands-on learning opportunities available to students.

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  • D214 makes Forbes' 'America's Best' List

    District 214 was named one of the best employers in Illinois by Forbes. The magazine surveyed 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees to create its list of America’s Best Employers by State.

    According to Forbes, the final employers on the list universally value fair pay, safe working conditions and an inclusive work culture. This year’s survey also included questions about the wage gap for women and initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion.

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  • 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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  • 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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