Curriculum and Instruction
The curriculum in District 15 is continually evaluated to ensure it is dynamic and responsive. Various curriculum committees, consisting of teachers and administrators, research best practice instructional approaches and programmatic resources for study, and recommend materials which allow for responsive teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners. Parents have a right to review instructional materials used by their child(ren)’s classroom teachers. In District 15, elementary school classes are self-contained and junior high school classes are departmentalized. The basic curriculum is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards [incorporating the Common Core Standards; the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards for Civics and History; and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)].