K-12 Curriculum

District 197’s elementary schools provide an environment that fosters curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. The elementary curriculum provides students with the basic skills necessary for success in subsequent years. The curriculum, in magnet and non-magnet schools, allows for student inquiry and hands on learning through instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, physical education and more. Technology is integrated throughout to enhance learning. Learn more

Students in District 197’s middle schools dive deeper into the core subjects introduced in elementary school, following rigorous curriculum that meets state standards. Students have the opportunity to explore new disciplines such as world language, technology education, and family and consumer science. Students also have the option of taking band, orchestra or choir. All curricular subject areas work collaboratively, incorporating technology and linking learning to the real world. Learn more

Henry Sibley High School’s comprehensive curriculum enables students to meet their academic goals while also developing their leadership, social and community responsibility objectives. Sibley offer a rigorous curriculum that challenges students and prepares them for post-secondary colleges and careers. Technology in the classroom allows students to take learning to new levels and prepares them for life beyond high school. Sibley offers more than 150 courses (with traditional and hybrid formats) in a variety of subject areas, including fine arts, Advanced Placement (AP) and Project Lead the Way, as well as opportunities to take college-level courses such as College in the Schools (CIS) and Seniors to Sophomores programs. Learn more