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Learning in our Schools


District 35 provides students with an enriching Arts Education starting in Kindergarten and continuing through their 8th grade year. Curriculum in each grade level has been designed using the Illinois Arts Learning Standards.

 Assessment in District 35

Within the Glencoe Schools we use a combination of formative and summative assessment options to consider student strengths and areas for continued growth. 

 Integrated Arts

Students at Central School participate in Integrated Arts elective classes each week. These courses provide opportunities for students to expand their interests in a variety of academic and enrichment curricular areas. 

 Library Media

In District 35, teaching library media standards plays a crucial role in equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in an information-driven society.


Our literacy program aligns with the Common Core State Standards and serves as an Integrated Model of Literacy where listening, speaking, reading, writing, and language standards are integrated across all subjects.


District 35 provides students with an enriching Mathematics experience as a daily core routine. Curriculum in each grade level has been designed using the Common Core State Standards, including content and practices.


At District 35, we are using mindfulness to support learning and readiness across all curricular areas. The practice helps to develop important cognitive skills related to learning.

 Modern Language

District 35 provides students with exposure to the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Children have ample opportunities to become immersed in the Spanish language (K-8) and French (6-8).

 Multilingual Learners

District 35 provides students who qualify as English Language Learners with enriching experiences to support listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


In Glencoe, children are given musical experiences starting in kindergarten continuing through eighth grade. Through the years, students will develop musical skills, knowledge, understanding, and attitudes to carry with them through their lives. 

 Physical Education/ Health 

District 35 provides students with engaging experiences aligned with the Enhanced P.E. standards. Appropriate activities for each grade level are carefully selected so that students are participating within the limits of their age and to develop life-long, healthy habits.

 Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is an innovative educational program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. 

 Social Science

In social studies, disciplinary concepts are divided among the major disciplines of social science: civics, history, economics, and geography. Engaging lesson design promotes students who are civically engaged, socially responsible, culturally aware, and financially literate.


Using the Next Generation Science Standards students engage in science learning through hands-on experiences, reading, and research activities. 

 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

In addition to focusing on a strong educational foundation, District 35 emphasizes social-emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness practices for all Kindergarten through 8th grade students.

 Special Education Services

The District 35 philosophy supports a belief that all students can be served in a general educational setting to the degree it serves their special needs and allows for the natural progression of the general education program.  Each building based Pupil Services Team assists general educators in meeting students’ individual needs across educational settings.  


Our district is a member of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. We share resources with 17 other school districts in our region so that we can provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential.