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Contact person for Grayslake North: Molly Sylvestro, msylvestro@d127.org 
Contact person for Grayslake Central: Kevin Farrell, kfarrell@d127.org

 

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit

Grade Offered

Academic Literacy Tutors (SWAT) - North only

Yes .25 10-12

Adolescent Literacy I

Yes

1.0

9

Adolescent Literacy II

Yes

1.0

10 - 11

AIM Resource

Yes

0.5

9-10

AIM Study Yes 0 9-10

Lessons In Finding Excellence (LIFE)

Yes

0.5

11 - 12

See course descriptions for all prerequisites

Academic Literacy Tutors (SWAT) - North only

Credit: .25 general elective

In this unique course, known by the acronym S.W.A.T. (Students Who Achieve Together), students enroll as both students and tutors for a meaningful service-learning experience.  As students, they will study psychology, education, interpersonal communication, and leadership.  As tutors, they will provide one-on-one or small-group tutoring and mentoring for students in need.  This course is ideal for high-achieving students with leadership potential, especially those who are interested in education as a future career.  Class sessions and tutoring occur during students’ lunch period on a schedule chosen by the student tutors themselves to help them balance their responsibilities and maximize their opportunity to both learn and make a positive impact in their school.   

Prerequisite: at least sophomore standing, placement by recommendation        

Grades offered: 10-12

Adolescent Literacy I

Credit: 1.0

This course focuses on the strengths and needs of each individual student.  Adolescent Literacy I supports the reading skills and organizational strategies necessary for a successful high school experience in the various content areas.  In addition, students will continue to build confidence in their reading abilities by engaging in texts and lessons that tap into topics and genres of interest.  Such lessons will promote academic engagement, problem-solving skills, and in-depth connections among content areas. 

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $10-$15.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation, test scores and/or approval from the Intervention Coordinator

Grade offered: 9 and 10

Adolescent Literacy II

Credit: 1.0

This course is an extension of our Adolescent Literacy I course. This course is designed to intensify the remediation of reading skills by focusing on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development for students who are reading below grade level. Students will participate in classroom reading strategies designed to increase reading proficiency. Classroom activities will include read-alouds, silent reading, written responses to reading material, goal setting in reading comprehension and fluency, imbedded vocabulary development, and participation in computer-based reading instruction. 

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $10-$15.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept. 

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation, test scores and/or approval from the Intervention Coordinator

Grades offered: 9 and 10

AIM Resource

Credit: 0.25 per semester

This course provides a supportive, small-group learning environment led by a certified teacher with expertise in designing learning strategies and building self-efficacy.  The goal of the AIM Resource program is to create effective and efficient student learners who are more successful in school. Time is also allotted for students to receive individual assistance with goal setting, the completion of course assignments and preparation for tests.  Students and parents will receive frequent feedback about the students’ academic progress.

Prerequisite: Referral from the Intervention Coordinator

Grade offered: 9-12

AIM Study

Credit: 0 per semester

This Academic Intervention provides small groups of students the ability to become more successful in school during 25 minutes of their lunch period. A certified teacher will build relationships with students and work with them to find academic success through the use of grade checks, communication with teachers, and goal setting. During AIM Study students meet with Literacy and/or Numeracy Interventionists in order to progress in their academic skills. 

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation, test scores and/or approval from the Intervention Coordinator  

Grades offered: 9-10

Lessons in Finding Excellence (LIFE)

Credit: 0.25 each semester

This two-semester course focuses on post-high school planning and goal-setting and provides a supportive, small-group learning environment to help students make progress toward graduation and plan for a smooth transition beyond high school.  All enrolled students will participate in this instruction as well as in personal goal-setting. Time will also be allotted for students to receive assistance with the completion of course assignments, preparation for college entrance exams and preparation for tests.  Students and parents will receive frequent written feedback about the students’ academic progress.

Prerequisite: Referral by the Intervention Coordinator

Grades offered: 11-12

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