District 88 continues to focus on providing multiple and flexible college and career pathways for students

As District 88 students in the classes of 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027 continue to plan and select courses for the 2023-24 school year, District 88 reminds families that our highest priority is to ensure we have rigorous – yet flexible and individualized – programming to meet the needs of our student population. It is our focus to have each student working toward a viable college and career integrated pathway, including access to college coursework, while here in District 88, along with real-life career opportunities in the field of his or her choice.

To that end, in addition to our rich, college-preparatory course offerings within our core departments (including expanded Advanced Placement, dual-credit and college credit courses through Elmhurst University), we offer externally credentialed and dual-credit career pathways, including automotive technology, culinary arts, business careers, engineering, medical careers, teacher preparation, building trades and robust internship and paid apprenticeship programs in the manufacturing and technology fields. For more information, go to https://www.dupage88.net/site/page/15309.

For members of the class of 2023, we would like to remind you about College of DuPage's Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship Program, which teaches you skills in a particular occupation, helps connect you to a career pathway and provides on-the-job training, so you get paid while you learn. An online information session will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, March 22 and April 13 to share more information about the program. See details at https://dupage88.net/site/page/15374.