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Mandated Instruction

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.

Dual Language

The Belvidere School District offers Dual Language Immersion Programs that value the equal acquisition of two languages, English and Spanish. To read more about our Dual Language program, please click here.

PreK-12 Textbooks & Resources Used for Instruction

Priority Standards, Proficiency Scales (K-5), and Course Guides (6-12)

Click on a link below for more information.

Elementary (K-5)

Middle School (6-8)

High School (9-12)