High School District 214
Discover Your Future.
Roughly 3,000 teams of high school students began this year's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition months ago. Only a dozen in the Open Division earned the right to compete in the late-March National Finals competition and one of these is from right here in High School District 214.
The Association of School Business Officials International has again recognized High School District 214 for excellence in budget presentation with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) - this time for the 2019–2020 budget year. A year ago, District 214 was among only 14 districts in Illinois to earn this distinction.
When Heidi Huck invited world-renowned muralist Hector Duarte to visit her Spanish for Native Speakers class, she had an important objective in mind that stretched beyond an art lesson.
The Culinary Arts Career Pathway offers District 214 students the opportunity to explore careers in food preparation, service and management through a combination of classroom courses and work-based experience in professional kitchens throughout the community.
“I call our students teachers because they are teachers. It’s important for them to feel that ownership." – Linda Thorson
“To be able to sit across from someone and have a conversation; to look someone in the eye and listen to what they’re saying; to have those interview skills … whether they become a lawyer, or doctor, or work in PR or whatever, these are skills that are universal.” – Jason Block
Return to full in-person instruction on April 5
Effective Monday, April 5, and extending through the end of the 2020-21 academic year, High School District 214 welcomes all students back for in-person instruction.
The April 5 return of all students is accompanied by the continued use of mitigation strategies to ensure a continued low rate of COVID-19 transmission within District schools.
Students needing a medical or household exemption from in-person instruction had to have a parent or guardian or complete the in-person exemption form by Monday, March 15 at 8:00 a.m.
Please reach out to your school’s Division Head for Student Success, Safety, and Wellness if you have any questions. You can find their contact information here.
Summer School Registration Begins April 9
District 214 Summer School Registration begins on April 9 at 8:00 am.
We are offering both in person and online schedules. The first session will be held from June 7 - June 24. The second session will be held from June 28 - July 15.
For more information, locations, course offerings, forms and Driver Education, please visit our Summer School information page.
AP Ready! Night
AP Ready! Night is targeted to first-time AP students and their parents. This District-wide evening event highlights the advantages of enrolling in a rigorous course load and the role of AP classes in the college admissions process. AP teachers offer informational sessions about the AP Ready! Program, and District 214’s dual credit coordinator discusses dual credit options. This year, the event will be hosted virtually on Tuesday, April 20th from 6:00pm to 7:45pm.
Talent Development Program
TDP Summer Enrichment is a District-wide program comprising innovative weeklong courses that reach beyond traditional classroom lessons. These non-credit seminars cover a wide array of areas, including graphic arts, forensic science, culinary arts, automotive care, creative writing and more. An all-District summer musical also is part of the TDP Summer Enrichment series.
The cost is typically $75 per seminar, plus applicable fees. FOR 2021 ONLY, all course fees have been reduced to $25 (including any materials fees). Go to our Talent Development Program page for more information and to register.
#Love214 raised approximately $2,500, beating our goal, with contributions from alumni and community members and staff. This money will support the Foundation's core areas of priority, including first-generation students, AP testing scholarships, teacher mini-grants and more.
THANK YOU for joining us in our mission to build dreams and fund the future!
If you missed #Love214, you can still join us in funding the future by making a lasting gift today. Click here to DONATE.
April 29, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
May 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
May 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Academy at Forest View Graduation Ceremony
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Vanguard and Newcomer Center Graduation Ceremonies
May 19, 2021
Discover Your Future.
100Dual credit courses offered
47,000Potential college credits earned in 2019
11,914Number of students 2019-2020
1081Class of 2020 composite SAT score (out of 1600)