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Kankakee District and Curriculum

The schools aim to prepare students to be productive citizens and life-long learners by giving them a safe, supporting, and challenging environment for its diverse student population. Regardless of any learning differences, students are given the opportunity to learn and thrive. The curriculum follows the Illinois Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts and the Next Generation Science Standards, which are internationally benchmarked standards

We currently cover the following Kankakee-area school districts: Herscher School District #2 and Kankakee School District #111.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Kankakee District Curriculum

The English Language Arts curriculum focuses on reading complex texts as well as building vocabulary. Students write analytical essays, using strong research skills to gather and evaluate information and use evidence to support their claims. Many students will also have opportunities to use journals for writing and to develop self-reflective skills. Students focus on reading nonfiction, rather than novels or poetry, and write analytically rather than creatively. The development of vocabulary, from the earliest grades through high school, is also emphasized in Language Arts classes.

In Mathematics, the curriculum focuses on a greater depth of instruction on fewer topics, so that students are able to master key topics before moving on. At the elementary level, students learn basic concepts like numbers and operations before moving onto more advanced topics in middle and high school once they have a firm foundation. The intent is for students to apply their math skills to real-world problems.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Kankakee Educational News

  • Guidance Services - Kankakee High School’s Guidance Department offers many services for students, ranging from academic or emotional support to help with applications. If students are interested in finding enrichment programs, the counselors can also help students connect with opportunities.
  • Extracurricular Activities - Kankakee High School offers many diverse activities for students, ranging from academically themed clubs to arts and music programs. Some of the academic clubs give students a chance to compete in events like Science Olympiad or Quiz Bowl. Other clubs let students get involved in community outreach programs and develop their collaborative skills.
  • Athletic Events - Kankakee High School’s Holiday Tournament is a sports tournament that occurs during the December holiday season. This annual event helps to support the teams throughout the year!

Kankakee 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: To Call or Not To Call

Parents want to be involved in the college application and search process, which is fine, but over-involvement can jeopardize an applicant’s chances of being accepted at a college by making the student appear incapable of doing things for him/herself. Some parents will call colleges to talk about applications, for example; communicating with admissions representatives might be necessary, but this communication should always be from the applicant him/herself. Likewise, emails should come from the applicant. Some parents will go so far as to help the student fill out his/her application, but it’s imperative that the student do this him/herself. The student should also take a key role in selecting which schools to apply to; guidelines for this, such as cost ranges, are fine, but when it comes to researching and applying to schools, the onus should be on the student. This way, the student is genuinely invested in the college and is more likely to thrive there.