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Waukegan District and Curriculum

The Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 is home to almost 17,000 students who live along the western shore of Lake Michigan and students have been attending this district since 1856. The school has a rich history with many famous graduates who have gone on to serve presidents, play professional sports, and act in television and movie productions. The goal of the district is prepare students for the future by inspiring them to accept the challenges that the teachers, their family, and their community bring their way. Waukegan Public Schools strives to make the school day exciting by celebrating diversity and accepting nothing less than excellence.

We currently cover the following Waukegan-area school district: Waukegan Community Unit School District #60.

Schools in Waukegan include:

John S. Clark Elementary School is located on 601 Blanchard Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087, John S. Clark Elementary School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 224-303-1570. One of the features of John S. Clark Elementary School is that it offers STEM and technology classes in order to prepare students to be forward thinking and global community members. The staff at John S. Clark Elementary School are passionate about learning. Teacher sponsor “passion products”, and other activities such as coding teams. The school also offers student-created and student led activities such as the Grissom-Hartke Learning Center.  The school also offers an English as a Second Language program. According to the Illinois Learning Standards, students in grade 3 English Language Arts focus on emphasizing application of knowledge to real world situations. In writing, students complete opinion pieces , supporting their point of view with reason. They also write narratives and learn how to use effective techniques to establish situations and introduce a narrator and characters. In speaking and listening, grade 3 students engage in collaborative discussions, in one-on-one situations, group situations, and teacher led situations. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy tutors can help your child with English Language Arts tutoring, please contact us.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is located on 600 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085, Thomas Jefferson Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 708-863-8229. The mission of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is nurture an environment where students are prepared for their future roles as productive leaders, citizens and lifelong learners. Like other students in the state of Illinois, students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School are taught a curriculum that includes the Illinois Learning Standards. These standards outline the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level. For example, the standards in math are designed to help students acquire a deep, conceptual understanding of the core math content. Students in grade 7 mathematics develop and understanding of and apply proportional relationships, work with rational numbers and linear equations, and solve problems 2D and 3D geometry problems with scale drawings. They also learn to draw inferences about populations based on samples. In science, students focus on learning about a range of subjects. These include life science, physical science, and space and earth science. The curriculum also makes connection between real world problems and the knowledge students learn in class. For more information on the Science and Mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Waukegan High School is located on 2325 Brookside Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085, Waukegan High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 224-303-3000. The school is divided into an east and west campus. It originally opened in 1870, and in the 2015-2016 school year, had an enrollment of 4592 students. The mascot of the school is the bulldog. Waukegan High School offers an Advanced Placement (AP) program for its students. The AP courses offered include English, Math, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. AP courses allow for students to take college level courses while in high school. Students get the opportunity to gain the study skills necessary to be successful in a college environment, while also being challenged to further their learning. After completing an AP course, students can take an AP exam, and depending on their score on the exam, they could receive college credit. The school also offers career and technical education in areas such as computer applications, industrial technology and engineering and intro to business and business law. Often, Students wishing to go to college or university take SAT or ACT exams in order to put on their college applications. For more information on the SAT and ACT preparation sessions SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Waukegan District Curriculum

At Waukegan Public Schools, the curriculum is full of variety to meet the needs of their students. They use programs like Read180 and College Studies for their high school students. In the younger years, Waukegan teachers use curriculum programs like Project Discovery and E.P.I.C., which stands for Early Childhood Partners in Collaboration. The Read180 is a curriculum program that supports students who are not reading at their grade level. The Read180 program is a computer-based series of lessons that help those students who are not proficient readers build the skills that will help them succeed in high school and beyond.

The Project Diversity curriculum helps upper elementary students who are gifted and talented. This program includes a rich collection of projects and problem-solving challenges for students who can handle a more challenging curriculum. The district continues to support gifted and talented students by continuing to offer challenging curriculum at the middle grades. The G.A.P. program includes foreign language and accelerated work to keep the students engaged.

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Learning should be an engaging experience in which teachers provide a variety of tools for students to discover information, and how it conveys meaning to their lives. These tools should appeal to different types of learners, be it visual, audio, musical, hands on, or interactive.
I believe that learning is best accomplished in a collaborative environment, in which the student is taught in a manner that fosters participation and independent, critical thought. By avoiding straight lecturing and instead working with a more participatory teaching method, students can more easily and quickly reach breakthroughs on their own.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Waukegan Educational News

  • Top History Teacher - One of the high school history teachers at Waukegan High School was named History Teacher of the Year by Preserve America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He was nominated by one of his fellow teacher and the award was presented to him in New York City by Caroline Kennedy.
  • Cooke Magnet School Receives Arts Grant - Americans for the Arts along with KRIS Wine awarded Cooke Magnet School a $1,000 grant. The PTO will use the grant to upgrade the multipurpose room sound system.
  • Waukegan School District Offers Parent University - Adults in the Waukegan School District have many learning opportunities available through the Parent University. Courses include arts and writing workshops, technology courses, and many others. Adults, and their children, are also able to go on field trips with their fellow students to locations such as National Mexican Museum of Art and the Shedd Aquarium.

Waukegan 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.

About Waukegan, Illinois

The city of Waukegan is located in Lake County, Illinois. Waukegan is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area and is located 35 miles north of Chicago’s business area and 10 miles south of the Wisconsin state border, approximately halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The city’s location makes it a popular living spot for commuters. Nicknames for the city include WaukTown, Green Town, and Talk Town. The motto of the city is “An Illinois Arts-Friendly Community”.

One of the popular events that happens in Waukegan is the ArtWauk. This event happens every third Saturday of every month in the downtown Waukegan arts district. Visitors can view paintings, sculptures, films, dance, theatre, comedy, dance, music, and performance art. Historically the city was recognized as one of the earliests communities in Illinois. Waukegan had its start as a French Trading Base. Its name means “Fort” in the Potawatomi Language. People living in the city used it as a port to produce and ship grains to Chicago. The arrival of the railroad in 1855 helped turn the city into a manufacturing center.

In 2017, the population of Waukegan was 87,729, making it the ninth most populated city in the state. 27.9% of the population was under 18, 27.7% of the population was between 18-34, 25.6% was 35-54, 10.3% was 55-64 and 8.6% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $46,802 in 2017

Waukegan Municipal Beach

The Waukegan Municipal Beach consists of 400 acres of lakefront, with a 1 mile long beach and a 1000 slip marina. The Waukegan Municipal Beach attracts recreational fishermen, competitive boat racers, kite boarders, and the general public who just want to enjoy the beach.  The beach is also the home to some of the only remaining dunes in the area. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, kiteboarding, sand soccer and volleyball. Throughout the summer, the Stiner Pavilion bandshell host a variety of concerts. On Tuesday Nights, the Waukegan band foundation performs.

Genesee Theatre

The Genesee Theatre is used as a theatre and cinema, and also hosts many different musical artists and shows including comedy and fine arts. Originally opening in 1927, the theatre seats 2403 people. The theatre is one of the architectural highlights in the city. The outside of the building is made from terra cotta and pressed break, arranged in an ornate design. The interior of the theatre is designed in a Spanish Renaissance Style. The centerpiece of the theatre is a $25,000 Barton Grande pipe organ. Interested visitors can enjoy scheduled tours of the building on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Bowen Park

The Bowen Park includes 60.07 acres of land. The land the park sits on was the home of John Charles Haines, who was a prominent Illinois Politician in 1857-1896. In 1911, the land was used as a summer retreat. Included in the park grounds are one picnic shelter, one baseball diamond, paths for hiking and jogging, a physical fitness course, restrooms, and a stream and pond.

Interesting Facts

  • The sister city to Waukegan is Kiyotake, Japan.
  • Since 1998, the city has been putting on an annual “scoop the loop” summer festival of cruising. In 2010, this event became a monthly event.
  • Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan. He wrote stories such as Dandelion Wine and Fahrenheit 451.There is a park in the city named Ray Bradbury after him.
  • In recent years, the city has been redeveloping the lakefront arena and removing industrial activities.

Chalk Talk: How to Talk to Your Children About School

Many moms and dads will ask the question, “So, what did you do in school today?” only to be answered by, “Nothing.” Parents know that the “nothing” comment is not true. When parents want to know about what happened in school, they need to ask questions that will elicit the responses that they want to hear and need to know. Since children’s school days are packed full of activities, parents must ask specific questions. Here are a few examples: what did you write about today? What kind of math problems did you do? What experiment did you do in science? What did you play at recess? What did you read about today? By asking specific questions, parents will get the specific answers that will help them understand what their children did in school each day.

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