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River Forest District and Curriculum
River Forest School District and Oak Park and River Forest High School pride themselves on the high graduation rate, high college attendance rate, and their high rankings among regional schools. The districts philosophy is to provide “those things that are best for [their] students,” meaning that the school believes in tailoring the educational program to fit the students’ needs. Oak Park and River Forest High School also believes that a diverse schedule leads to success, so students are encouraged not only to take rigorous courses but to also engage in activities and sports.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the River Forest District Curriculum
The school hopes to create a community of lifelong learners who will be competitive in our ever increasingly global economy. Oak Park and River Forest High School follows the Illinois Common Core curriculum, which is an internationally benchmarked, rigorous curriculum. This curriculum dictates that all students learn the same materials, but it doesn’t dictate how teachers prepare their lessons.
The focus is on teaching students how to learn, letting them take responsibility for their own learning so that they will be engaged and want to learn, and encouraging students to be involved in their community. The school also focuses not only on developing the students’ critical thinking skills, but on helping them to make good decisions in regards to their own health as well as in social situations.
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Keeping Informed: Recent River Forest Educational News
- Summer Enrichment Programs - Oak Park and River Forest High School offers a number of academic programs that students can participate in during the summer. The programs are both on campus and at different sites, some offer scholarships to fund the programs tuition, and others offer funding for students interested in a summer abroad learning experience.
- What to Read - The library at Oak Park and River Forest High School gives students a useful way to find independent reading books that may be interesting to them by providing book reviews written by students, teachers and community members. Students and parents can also tap into this section to write book reviews if they want to share and inspire others to read a particular book.
- Visual Arts Program - The high school district has a strong arts program that offers music, performing arts, and studio art learning experiences for students. In the visual arts category, students can get hands-on experience in areas such as Digital Imaging, Photography, Printmaking, Clay and Sculpture, and Jewelry/Metalworking.
River Forest 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: The Importance of Transcripts
The high school transcript is looked at as being the most important part of a college application because it is believed to be the clearest indicator of an applicant’s future success. A transcript includes a list of the classes taken, the grades received, and the overall grade point average (GPA). The list of classes helps the college determine how rigorous a student’s schedule has been. Has s/he taken the most challenging classes offered? Has s/he taken challenging classes in a particular discipline? The college is looking to see if the student has taken risks. This is an indicator of intellectual curiosity. The grades, themselves, are indicators of work ethic. If the students performed poorly in classes that shouldn’t have been particularly challenging, then this says something about the student’s probably future in college. Of course, there are extenuating circumstances. Students often take college more seriously than they did high school, and admissions officers know this. This is why the other elements of an application are so essential as well.