Iroquois Community School

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About Iroquois Community School

Iroquois Community School (ICS) is a School of Choice, meaning any student residing in District 62 is eligible to attend. We are not a Magnet School and/or Charter School. We are a public school in District 62. Since many of you may not be familiar with our school, I would like share some information with you to help you better understand one of the school options in District 62.

ICS opened in July 1997. It offers programs for students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The grade configuration for K-8 is different than the other school in District 62 which have eight (8) Elementary Schools, Kindergarten - 5th Grade, and two (2) Middle Schools, Grades 6th - 8th.

Another major difference is our school calendar. We are considered a year-round school. For clarification, year-round does not mean we have any more school days for our students than other schools. Rather, it means we use a different school calendar to educate our students by using a more balanced calendar. In general, we start school at the end of July, and have nine (9) weeks of school which takes us to the end of September. We then have a three (3) week "Intersession" and start the cycle again (9 - 10 weeks of school, and an Intersession). As a point of reference, research has indicated academic advantages for students who are involved in a year-round calendar.

Intersession Program

The weeks in which ICS does not have classes, and other District 62 school are in session, we provide an Intersession Program. For example, the end of September and the first part of October. This program is available to each student for a fee. The Program consists of a mini-camp, academic classes, and enrichment classes.

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ICS Report Card
Each year, the State Board of Education releases school report cards for each public school in the state. The report cards include student scores on the Illinois Standards Achievement and Prairie State Achievement tests, and ACTs, demographic information on students and teachers, and financial information on school districts. The state does not release report cards for private and parochial schools.

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Iroquois Community School
1836 Touhy Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-824-1310 Fax

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