Curriculum

Welcome to Lake Forest School
Districts 67 and 115

Our goal is to ensure that all students benefit from a guaranteed and viable curriculum.  This means that every student has access to a rigorous set of content and skills that challenges her or him to reach mastery.  It also means that we are practical in our design of curriculum and instruction; we believe it is more important for students to master fewer, higher-level skills, rather than “rush to cover” a long list of topics.  Our goal is to prepare students for success in a rapidly-changing world that demands the following 21st century skills: 

  • critical thinking and problem-solving
  • collaboration and leadership
  • agility and adaptability
  • initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • effective oral and written communication
  • accessing and analyzing information
  • curiosity and imagination www.tonywagner.com.

Lake Forest School Districts 67 and 115 embrace the Common Core State Standards as an opportunity to end the race toward coverage and instead, allow students to study fewer topics and skills in greater depth.  With this approach, teachers and students can take time to engage in formative assessment, use feedback to improve instruction and learning, and work at a pace that allows for balance in our lives. 

We strive to deliver engaging instruction every day so that our students look forward to coming to school and learning with their peers.   We aim to create opportunities for our students to drive their own learning in a way that honors their individual talents and passions. 

Finally, we use multiple types of assessment – both formative and summative – to measure our students’ progress toward mastery of the essential content and skills.  In addition to state-regulated standardized assessments, we use local assessments, curriculum-based measures, and authentic performance tasks to determine our students’ level of achievement and growth.  We are committed to ensuring that every student grows towards reaching his or her full academic potential.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are partners in the most important job of all – educating the next generation of leaders and thinkers for our global society.