The Academic Department is a service department for all students, staff, parents, and community to access information about the teaching and learning process in District 44.
District 44 Curriculum is designed and developed with teachers, staff, administrators, and parents who serve on content area specific committees. The curriculum is driven by the Common Core State Learning Standards and committee members design the essential learning targets including questions, indicators, suggested activities and materials. Materials utilized have undergone a rigorous adoption process resulting with Board of Education approval.
Strategic use of assessment practices, both during and after learning, provides essential feedback for students which supports their individual growth. Differentiated instruction and high levels of student engagement further support students’ academic success. Students learn and apply the necessary skills and dispositions to become self-directed learners and engaged participants in the learning process.