Illinois law prescribes the courses of study and learning standards that all students are expected to learn in grades PK-12 in Illinois public schools. Illinois law allows parents/guardians to request 'opt outs' regarding only specific curricular topics, as follows:
- Comprehensive Sex Education
- Family Life Class (not offered in D100)
- HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases
- Avoiding sexual abuse (Erin's Law annual programming)
- Instruction on organ/tissue and blood donor and transplantation programs
- Animal dissection
Parents can access the district opt-out form here. This form will also be shared with families ahead of instruction when participating in middle school or high school health education courses.
For topics where a legal opt-out is not listed, a parent can complete a Curriculum Objection Form to express objections to a unit of study or resource. The form should then be submitted to the building principal. The concern will be investigated and any involved materials reviewed to determine whether a change in curriculum or resources is warranted, based on IL curriculum and mandates. Parents are always encouraged to make contact first with a classroom teacher when there is a concern about your child or their participation in a specific course or classroom.
D100 Core Instructional Resource List for PreK-12 (updated annually)