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Jacksonville District and Curriculum

The district uses the Illinois Common Core Standards for mathematics and humanities and the Next Generation Science Standards which implement foundational concepts across curricula. The purpose of the curriculum is to prepare students to be productive citizens who are equipped for their futures as knowledgeable, critical thinkers who communicate effectively, produce quality work, and are capable of working collaboratively successfully. Students needs are taken into account in all curriculum delivery so that students are able to learn effectively.

We currently cover the following Jacksonville-area school district: Jacksonville School District 117.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Jacksonville District Curriculum

The curriculum attempts to maintain pathways to success for students by aligning standards, assessment, and instruction across curricula and with other schools across the world. All students are engaged in problem-solving, critical thinking, and are given the capacity to build on their knowledge. Problems and lessons are also connected to real-world contexts to enhance the relevancy of learning.

The Jacksonville High School curriculum is intended to prepare all students to transition successfully into college and careers through consistent learning goals, assessments of course standards and outcomes, and consistent use of best practice instructional strategies. Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning in a supportive, safe environment that encourages engagement. The staff also provides intervention strategies addressing achievement gaps which may entail personalized lessons and learning environments which address each student’s academic, social and emotional needs.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Jacksonville Educational News

  • Music Opportunities - Jacksonville High School’s Music Department offers many opportunities for musically inclined students. There are opportunities for individual students to learn an instrument, join a choir, play in one of the school bands and many chances to learn from competitive music events.
  • School Choice - Families in the district have options for their children's education and are offered the ability to transfer students into a school outside of the assigned boundary to provide for the needs of individual children. As students may want to avail themselves of special opportunities at different schools, all parents need to do are follow the provided steps to request a transfer and the district arranges for the placement.
  • Guidance Services - Jacksonville High School’s Guidance Department offers many opportunities for students which may entail helping students locate quality enrichment programs, helping students develop Individualized Education Plans, and providing support during the college planning process.

Jacksonville 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: College Planning: Public vs. Private

The biggest difference between public and private colleges is that public colleges are funded by the state. This means that the curriculum is evaluated and somewhat controlled by the state, and that a certain percentage of students must be accepted from within the state. This means that it can be easier for in-state students to get into a public school. Public schools tend to focus more on standardized test scores. But private schools tend to be more holistic in their approach to judging applicants, so a borderline student may have a better shot at a private school. Private schools tend to be more expensive, but they also offer more scholarships and financial aid to competitive students. Public schools tend to be less expensive than private schools, but they offer less financial aid as well. Public schools are also usually organized into universities, whereas private schools might be colleges or universities. Public schools are considered to be larger than private, but this isn’t always the case either.