Since many students don’t pursue careers directly related to core curriculum, District 742 encourage students to cultivate interests beyond traditional subjects and to demonstrate the depth and seriousness of study that appeal to colleges. Elective courses provide opportunities for students to sample different careers before making a long-term commitment. The district offer a diverse selection of electives including 19 Advanced Placement options that keep students motivated and engaged in the learning process.
Just a few of the elective choices include:
District 742 offers courses in Spanish, French, Chinese, German and American Sign Language (ASL). The expectation is for World Language teachers is to combine innovative technology with proven pedagogy and authentic materials to teach language and culture simultaneously. Our goal is to increase language capacity and cultural competency of our students, which, in turn, increases reflection and understanding of the student’s own language and culture.