Instructional Services provides a viable and guaranteed curriculum in every core subject for all students. Curricula are adopted as a result of a rigorous curriculum review process over a one-year period.Materials are used to support instruction based on state standards and District 62 adopted curricula. The Instructional Services Department also seeks to improve instruction through relevant professional development activities focused on improving student learning.
A gifted child is one who demonstrates potential for high levels of achievement by having an advanced level of cognitive ability as compared to others of his/her age.
Gifted programming in District 62 consists of 90 minutes of pull-out instruction each week; this 90 minutes may consist of 2 45-minute classes or 3 30-minute classes.
The gifted curriculum has a literacy foundation with a focus on science, technology, and social studies where classroom instruction supports literacy, math, and social-emotional needs of your child
Spanish as a world language
We are excited to share that starting with the 2023-2024 school year, all current 6th-grade students will be offered the choice to sign up for Spanish during their 7th-grade year.
There are many benefits to being bilingual and our Spanish program at the middle school allows students to begin the journey of learning a second language.
Multi-tiered Systems Of Support, MTSS, also often referred to as response to intervention (RtI), recognizes that academic and behavioral functioning are intertwined.
MTSS describes the varying levels of support each student will access based on their academic and social-emotional learning needs.
All students participate in our core program of learning dedicated to high quality engagement with grade level learning standards, referred to as “Tier 1.” MTSS can include positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).
Multilingual / English Learners
School District 62 is committed to providing a high quality English Learners (ELs) program that values a student's native language and culture. Only sound acquisition of linguistic, academic, and social skills ensures your child's equal participation in our diverse society.
School District 62 uses both formative and summative assessments to monitor students' academic achievement and growth. Summative common assessments include IAR and ACCESS tests, required by the Illinois State Board of Education.
District 62 offers AM and PM half-day kindergarten in all nine of its elementary schools. For more information about registration and Kindergarten programming, please see 2022-2023 Handbook.
Manual para Kinder en español – página 12 / Podręcznik dla Klasy Zerowej po polsku – strona 23
Second language programs
OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT