9 10 11 12
Core Literacy
Integrated Global Issues & Freshman English
American Studies
AP American Studies
BNAT - Basic Nursing Assistant Training
Career Internship - AT
Career Internship - DE/OE
Career Internship - FC

District 230 is committed to providing students opportunities to expand understanding beyond both the classroom walls and the traditional curriculum.  These may be offered between departments and in conjunction with career and/or technical experiences.

American Studies

Prerequisite: Sophomore English & American Government
Grade Level: 11
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2 (1 English, 1 Social Studies)

Students will learn the American historical timeline, the significance of major movements and changes in society reflected in the literary and fine arts, and lessons that can be learned in our own time by examining key eras and movements in America’s political, social and artistic history. This United States history class will be taken in conjunction with American Literature.

AP American Studies

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Grade Level: 11
Semesters: 2
Credits : 2 (1 English, 1 Social Studies)

AP American Studies integrates the content and skills of AP US History and AP Junior Composition and Literature. The curriculum meets the goals and objectives of the District, State, and the College Board. This up-tempo class has an emphasis on individual reading and writing assignments. The two-hour block allows for the study of American Literature and History that are connected/related. This is accomplished through interdisciplinary activities, lessons, etc. throughout the school year. Students taking this course may be required to complete a summer reading assignment that utilizes skills in reading, writing and literature.

BNAT - Basic Nursing Assistant Training

Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1.0
Fee: MVCC Tuition

In this off-campus course, students will become skilled at taking blood pressure, pulse and body temperature. The program will also develop skills to communicate with alzheimer patients, practice daily patient care and discover how to become a member of a healthcare team. This course is a dual enrollment course with Moraine Valley Community College. Students will be released to attend classes at a Moraine Valley campus. Students will earn 7 college credits, qualify for the State Competency Exam and earn 1 elective high school credit. Please Note: This course is taught at an off-site location and students must provide their own transportation.  Prerequisite: Students must be in senior standing to complete the pre-application process. A formal application must be completed in a timely manner by inquiring students. Space is limited based on Moraine Valley enrollment.

Career Internship - AT

Prerequisite: Application with Coordinator Approval
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2

The Industrial Cooperative Education program is a part of the Applied Technology Department and provides career education at the senior level. Its purpose is to prepare selected students for useful employment in industrial and technical occupations while they complete their high school education. As a result of their successful participation, the student completes an academic curriculum with an applied technical component. A mandatory component of AT is participation in the Skills USA program.

Career Internship - DE/OE

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2

The Career Internship program is designed to provide instruction and training to senior students in many areas of the business world including, marketing, merchandising, financing, and office occupations while pursuing work in those areas. Students will leave school early to work in their chosen path. Additional classroom topics include human relations, finding and keeping a job, leaving a job, resume writing and interviewing. A mandatory component of the course is that the students participate in either the DECA program, Business Professionals of America, or Skills USA.  Career Internship – DE/OE is a part of the Business Department.

Career Internship - FC

Prerequisite: Application with Coordinator approval
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2

The FCS Related Occupations class provides students a career and technical program in culinary arts, hospitality, fashion merchandising, design, childcare, and senior care. The students are enrolled in academic classes in the morning, including a related FC course that will provide instruction related to their chosen occupation, and workplace study skills. It is a senior level course intended for students to develop and explore their career options. The mandatory component of FC is the student related program SKILLS USA.

Core Literacy

Pre-Requisite: None
Grade Level: 9
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1.0

Core Literacy is a year-long course designed to improve students’ reading skills across all content areas, as well as to help students understand and engage with reading strategies and practices. Students are recommended for the course based on assessment data and professional recommendations.  This class earns one elective credit.  This course is currently offered at Andrew, Sandburg & Stagg.

Integrated Global Issues & Freshman English

Prerequisite: 8 Grade Placement Process
Grade Level: 9
Semesters: 2
Credits: 2 (1 English, 1 Social Studies)

This course integrates Global Issues and Freshman English, satisfying the curricular requirements for both. The specific curriculum for this integrated course is organized along thematic lines, allowing students to study literature related to historical topics and/or contemporary global issues. Students in this course meet for a two period block of time.