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DeKalb District and Curriculum

The DeKalb High School curriculum is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts and the Next Generation Science Standards and holds as a core value the idea that everyone benefits when education is a top priority. The curricula have a range of goals including the development of key skills and an awareness of the major concepts within each subject; this helps bring about the level of critical thinking required for post-secondary life.

We currently cover the following DeKalb-area school district: DeKalb School District 428.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the DeKalb District Curriculum

The mission of District 428 schools is to educate students to reach their potential while preparing them to contribute to a global society, whether they pursue secondary education or enter the workforce immediately following high school. Because the district recognizes the importance of students’ feelings of self-worth, the district fosters a supportive environment that also provides the highest quality education to every student.

At the core of the curriculum are standards for Math and Language Arts that help students develop the key skills in these areas to become critical thinkers and readers, and able to effectively problem solve. These skills are integrated into other subject areas as well, and literacy is also a focus within the Science or Social Studies curricula. Of particular importance is writing and communication in all subjects; students are expected to be able to convey what they know in each subject effectively while using appropriate language for their audience.

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Keeping Informed: Recent DeKalb Educational News

  • Project Breakthrough - Project Breakthrough fosters an inclusive learning environment in support of DeKalb High School’s mission statement to educate students to reach their full potential and prepare them to contribute to a global society.
  • Chuck Dayton Basketball Tournament - The DeKalb Barbs participated in the 85th annual Chuck Dayton Basketball Tournament. This tradition has rallied great support for the local athletes and given everyone a chance for some great basketball!
  • High School Reunions - Information on DeKalb High school class reunions is available here, including classes going back to 1958. This includes events like reunions and also provides a network for other activities like volunteering and fundraising in the schools.

DeKalb Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Recommendation Etiquette

Recommendations are an essential part of a college application, and there are several dos and don’ts to consider. The most recommendations for students are those written by faculty who’ve taught the student recently. To ensure that faculty have ample time to write a good recommendation students cannot wait until the last minute to ask them. Even as much as a week can be too soon of a turnaround for often harried teachers. Students should allow at least two to three weeks, if not longer, before a due-date to ensure a thoughtful, well-written recommendation. The last thing a student wants is a rushed recommendation. Also, to ensure that the recommendation is thorough and specific, talk to the faculty member beforehand and tell them what led you to ask him or her for the recommendation. It would, of course, be bad form to attempt to dictate what a teacher should write, but explaining why you chose them to write the recommendation can be helpful.