District 214’s Specialized Schools consist of six educational programs that serve a broad community of diverse students with unique learning needs. Although distinct in daily operations, the Specialized Schools collectively offer personalized instructional programming and delivery. Our staff creates experiences that nurture, challenge, inspire, and prepare young adults to become productive citizens. We believe all students can learn and grow to make positive contributions within their community through college, career, and life-ready access.
In chemistry, Valency is the combining power of an element. The Latin, valentia, or "strength," is symbolic of our mission at the Specialized Schools. Each school has its individual purpose, but we also have a combining influence to achieve community excellence on a larger scale through a widened scope.