Student Spotlight: IT pathway helps Prospect student discover his future

Student Spotlight: IT pathway helps Prospect student discover his future

Like many of his peers, Zach Burke started high school unsure of what he might do with the rest of his life.

Today, the Prospect High School senior has a clear picture of his future career path – computer science – after spending his entire high school career in District 214’s IT pathway, where he also has taken two Advanced Placement courses that focus on his career interests.  

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Literacy a key component of summer camp organized by Elk Grove students, staff

Literacy a key component of summer camp organized by Elk Grove students, staff

Approximately 96 percent of kids living at the Oasis Mobile Home Park live below the poverty line, and don’t have access to park districts or libraries without paying additional fees. Elk Grove High School teacher Ricky Castro saw the gap in this community’s access to such resources as an opportunity for change and started a weeklong summer camp.

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Prospect UKnights with Newcomer Center: Pen Pals with Purpose

Prospect UKnights with Newcomer Center: Pen Pals with Purpose

Bet it’s hard to tell which students are Knights and which ones are Newcomers?

The year-long learning experience with our students all began in the Fall of 2015. Christie Sylvester, Head Librarian at Prospect High School, approached me about my interest in having my upper-level Spanish students read Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea as part of the Big Read Program

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District 214 staff showcase innovative curriculum to education leaders

District 214 staff showcase innovative curriculum to education leaders

Superintendents and other school leaders from 12 states visited High School District 214 in April to see Redefining Ready! in action.

The national Redefining Ready! initiative supports the idea that students are more than just a standardized test score; it aims to redefine college, career and life readiness by using multiple measures to assess students’ postsecondary potential.

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District 214 educators prepare the next wave of IT security professionals

District 214 educators prepare the next wave of IT security professionals

One of the most in-demand industries – cyber and network security – is having difficulty recruiting and retaining talented workers.

Instead of waiting for colleges and universities to solve the problem, District 214 educators are teaching cyber skills to students now so they can leave our doors with the skills needed to find internships and jobs.

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