High School Curriculum
Click on a link below to visit a content area for grades 9-12.
More areas will be added during the upcoming school year.
- Language Arts
- Dual Language: Spanish Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Health & Safety
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Choose a grade level below to view each high school ELA syllabus. This document describes the units and their outcomes. Your child's ELA teacher will complete the BLUE sections for their classroom and post the syllabus in Canvas at the start of the year. This will include additional information on expected student products and any supplemental resources that your teacher plans to use. Contact your child's ELA teacher if you have specific questions about a classroom activity.
All ELA Course Descriptions & Prerequisites
English 9 English 10 English 11 American Studies Global Awareness British Lit Contemporary Lit World Mythology Speech Debate Advanced Debate Creative Writing Broadcast Media I Broadcast Media II Intro to Journalism Journalistic Writing AP English Lang AP English Seminar AP English Lit
Dual Language: Spanish Language Arts
The language of instruction is Spanish in HS dual language courses. The standards are the same as those used in non-dual courses.
High School Supplemental Spanish Resources
Evolve Level 1 (Cambridge); Pathways Foundations (Cengage National Geographic) (HS ESL 1)
Pathways 1-4 (Cengage National Geographic)(HS ESL 2 & 3)
Choose a grade level below to view the Math syllabus for each course. This document describes the units and their outcomes. Your child's Math teacher will complete the BLUE sections for their classroom and post the syllabus in Canvas at the start of the year. This will include additional information on expected student products and any supplemental resources that your teacher plans to use. Contact your child's teacher if you have specific questions about a classroom activity.
All High School Math Course Descriptions & Prerequisites
Algebra 1 Geometry Accel. Geometry Intermediate Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Accel. Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Accel. Pre-Calculus Financial Algebra Intro to Statistics Transition Math AP Statistics AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Computer Science A
Algebra 1/Extended Algebra 1: Savvas enVision AGA Common Core Algebra 1
Geometry/Accelerated Geometry: Savvas enVision AGA Common Core Geometry
Algebra 2/Accelerated Algebra 2: Savvas enVision AGA Common Core Algebra 2
Intermediate Algebra: Martin-Gay Beginner and Intermediate Algebra, 6th Ed (Savvas Learning)
Pre-Calculus/ Accelerated PreCalculus: Demana PreCalculus: Graphical, Numerical, & Algebraic, 10th Ed (Savvas Learning)
Financial Algebra: Financial Algebra, 2nd edition (Cengage)
Intro to Statistics: Bock Stats in Your World, 3rd Ed (Savvas Learning)
Transitional Math: Math Lit, 2nd Edition, (Pearson/Savvas)
AP Statistics: The Practice of Statistics, 6th Edition by Starnes (BFW MacMillan)
AP Calculus AB/BC: Calculus: Early Transcendentals for the AP by Rogawski (BFW MacMillan)
AP Computer Science A: Barron’s AP Computer Science A by Teukolsky
Choose a course below to view the Science syllabus. This document describes the units and their outcomes. Your child's Science teacher will complete the BLUE sections for their classroom and post the syllabus in Canvas at the start of the year. This will include additional information on expected student products and any supplemental resources that your teacher plans to use. Contact your child's teacher if you have specific questions about a classroom activity.
All High School Science Course Descriptions & Prerequisites
Integrated Science Biology Accelerated Biology Chemistry Accelerated Chemistry Environmental Science Astronomy Meteorology Anatomy & Physiology Microbiology Physics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics I AP Environmental Science STEM Applications
Integrated Science: Conceptual Integrated Science (Pearson), PIVOT Interactives
Biology: Miller & Levine Biology (Savvas)
AP Biology: Campbell Biology in Focus, AP Edition (Savvas)
Microbiology: Microbiology: An Introduction, 13th edition (Savvas)
Chemistry: Prentice Hall Chemistry, PIVOT Interactives
AP Chemistry: Brown-LeMay Chemistry the Central Science, 14th edition (Savvas)
Physics: Holt Physics, PIVOT Interactives
AP Physics 1: Etkina College Physics: Explore & Apply, 2nd edition (Savvas)
Environmental Science: Withgott Environmental Science, Your World, Your Turn (Savvas)
Anatomy & Physiology: Marieb & Keller Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Savvas)
Astronomy: Starry Night Simulations (Simulation Curriculum)
Meteorology: Layered Earth Simulations (Simulation Curriculum)
Advanced Topics in Environmental Science: no textbook utilized
AP Environmental Science: Environmental Science for AP (MacMillan BFW)
STEM Applications: Teacher-created units, Science Olympiad Program
Choose a course below to view the Social Studies syllabus. This document describes the units and their outcomes. Your child's Social Studies teacher will complete the BLUE sections for their classroom and post the syllabus in Canvas at the start of the year. This will include additional information on expected student products and any supplemental resources that your teacher plans to use. Contact your child's teacher if you have specific questions about a classroom activity.
All Social Studies Course Descriptions & Prerequisites
World Studies US History American Studies AP World History Ancient World History Geography Government/Civics AP Government Sociology Psychology Psychology 2 AP Psychology Social Problems Economics AP US History
- Civics Mandate Guidance Document for High School Learning
- Illinois has many instructional mandates in the area of social studies or social science learning. We've compiled resources for our teachers and classrooms for all state mandated learning. You can view that resource collection here.
High School Textbooks:
- American Government: Magruders American Government (Pearson/Savvas 2016)
- United States History: American History (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- World Studies: World History (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Ancient World History: World History (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- World Geography: Global Geography (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Economics: Economics (Pearson/Savvas 2016)
- Psychology 1 & 2: Minter Prentice Hall Psychology, 2nd edition, Savvas
- Sociology: Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach (Pearson/Savvas 14th edition)
- AP US History: Fraser: By the People: A History of the US 1st edition, Savvas MyLab: AP US History
- AP American Government: American Government Roots & Reform, Savvas MyLab: AP Government
- AP Psychology: Ciccarelli Psychology AP 4th edition, Savvas MyLab: AP Psychology
- AP World History: Savas MyLab: World Civilizations: The Global Experience (Stearns, 7th Edition)
- Revised Standards for 2022-2023 (Implementation must begin during the 2022-23 School Year)
- ISBE Civics Education Fact Sheet
Health & Safety
High school students take a 1 semester health education course. An opt out form for available topics will be sent home at the start of the 6 week session. You can view each grade level syllabus below. Your student's teacher will also post the syllabus of all topics and objectives in Canvas. All district schools carry out annual state-required fire, inclement weather, and school safety drills with students and staff. Please contact your building principal if you have questions about safety-related drills.
Standards (1 Semester) District Syllabus HS Health Curriculum Guide
Parents may contact their student's health teacher to review any resources that will be used for instruction.
Additionally, students participate in annual Erin's Law Programming on Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention in February. This is provided during PE classes and is presented by Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc.
RSAC Contact: Jimmie Getter, M.A., M.S., LPC, Prevention Supervisor & Therapist; 5301 E. State Street Suite 301, Rockford, IL 61108, 815-636-9811
Additional Resources for Families
- Bikeology: Bicycle Safety Learning for Families
- Talking about the Dangers of Vaping - Parent Resources from the FDA
- Parents Guide to Preventing Child Abduction - Resources from the IL State Police
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness - Resources from Care Solace
- Self Harm Awareness - Resources from Care Solace
- Illinois Learning Standards for PE and Health
- ISBE-Provided Resources for Health Education (used by D100 Teachers)
- ISBE Mandated Units of Instruction (Includes specific topics for Health that have an opt out available)
UPDATE for 2022-23 School Year: As a result of Senate Bill 818/ Public Act 102-522, ISBE adopted new national standards for comprehensive personal health and safety learning and comprehensive sexual health education learning during the summer of 2022. School districts in Illinois are not required to offer comprehensive programming, and our local Board of Education is granted the authority to decide whether to offer comprehensive health programming and to adopt these learning standards. At this time, District 100 will not offer comprehensive health education programming or adopt the new standards until we can conduct further research. We need to spend more time to understand the new standards, the resources available, and the training needs of staff and parents, before making any decisions about adoption. As a result, a health education study action plan will be carried out and will include the collection of feedback from internal and community stakeholders to better understand our community's needs.
Our topics of learning related to personal health and safety and sexual health education remain limited to the learning listed below under each grade band. These topics continue to be mandated in Illinois with some available opt outs for families. Should any adoption and expansion of learning occur in the future, as described in the new legislation, parents would continue to have the ability to opt their student out of specific learning. You can read more about state changes and resources available to districts on the ISBE website.
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:
- Sexual Health 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. For applicable topics, this form will be sent home to families ahead of instruction. When participating in middle school or high school health education courses, parents will receive opt out communication at the start of the course.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Illinois schools are required to include the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards as part of their curriculum. The resources below will allow you to become more familiar with the standards and tools used in D100 to provide educational experiences to our students. Students don't learn these skills in isolation. They are integrated into all subject areas and as part of building a positive classroom environment for learning.
The SEL Standards
Goal 1: Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
Goal 2: Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Goal 3: Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Contact your school counseling office to learn more.
Measurement of Student and School Progress
Schools measure the progress of their school climate and both individual and collective student SEL needs using the Panorama Student Success Survey, given two times annually to students.
Visit the Illinois State Board of Education site to learn more.
A parent or guardian 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.