Algonquin Education

 
 
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District 300

The District 300 Pathway Programs offer students eleven unique pathways to college and career success. Completion of a pathway provides students with real world knowledge, experience, and skills to thrive in college classrooms and to compete for 21st century careers.

Historically, 67 percent of Community School District 300's graduating class goes to college. A third of those graduates go out directly to the work force.

District 300 is preparing a new workforce through an Advanced Manufacturing program at Hampshire High School to teach teens skills that will help them get into a manufacturing job directly after high school or enter Elgin Community College to work toward an associate degree.  Dundee-Crown High School has an entrepreneur programs while Harry D. Jacobs High School has a computer science program. Fox Valley Career Center offers 17 programs including automotive technologies, computer technology, fire science, graphic communications, welding and early childhood education.

District 300 is also looking at continuing to build relationships with business owners and other programs aimed at creating a more skilled workforce.

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The District 300 Pathway Programs offer students eleven unique pathways to college and career success. Completion of a pathway will provide students with real world knowledge, experience, and skills to thrive in college classrooms and to compete for 21st century careers. 

 
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District 158

Huntley 158 has become recognized at the state and national levels for being a leader in 21st Century Education. Primary among the drivers of innovation in our schools has been the District’s Always Initiative, an umbrella concept focused on developing programs throughout the District that break down the barriers of the traditional school day.

Under that philosophy, the District’s has launched a pioneering 1:1 initiative, recognized as the largest district-wide rollout of personalized learning devices in the State of Illinois, and Huntley High School’s unparalleled Blended Learning Program.

Out of those programs have grown a number of distinctive opportunities for Huntley 158 students, including an only-of-its kind partnership with Centegra Health System. Through the HHS Medical Academy, 30 senior Medical Academy can participate in the Youth Residency Program, offering them the opportunity to receive intensive job shadowing and mentorship with healthcare professionals throughout the Centegra system.

In 2017, Huntley 158 was selected as one of 10 school districts in Illinois to participate in the state’s competency-based education pilot program. Each school district chosen to participate in the pilot will create a competency-based learning and credit system of the district’s design. In competency-based learning, educators assess and advance students based on demonstrated mastery of specific skills, abilities, and knowledge, rather than on time in the classroom.

Competency-based learning allows for a potentially more relevant and personalized learning experience for students, in addition to deeper integration of technology and better utilization of teacher talent. Huntley 158 currently is in planning stages of its competency-based learning program.