Addison Trail hosts annual Course Information Night and Athletic/Activity Fair

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On Jan. 19, Addison Trail hosted its annual Course Information Night and Athletic/Activity Fair to provide incoming and current students and parents/guardians with information about the academics, clubs, activities and sports at the school. About 300 families were represented during the event.

Participants were able to meet with school counselors, representatives from each academic area, athletic coaches/activity advisers, District 88 Board of Education members and Addison Trail and District 88 administrators. They also had the opportunity to learn about academic and social-emotional supports/services available to students, as well as parent organizations.

As Addison Trail and District 88 begin to prepare for the 2023-24 school year, District 88 Superintendent Dr. Jean Barbanente shares the following important information, updates and reminders. To read/watch Dr. Barbanente’s message, go to

  • District 88 continues to provide rigorous – yet flexible and individualized – programming to help all students succeed

  • District 88 continues to connect students to college and career integrated pathways and expand/enhance those opportunities

  • 2023-24 course registration dates

  • Courses offered at District 88, including:

    • Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level and dual-credit classes

    • Externally credentialed and dual-credit career pathways in 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

    • Classes at Technology Center of DuPage (TCD), including cosmetology, criminal justice, fire science, medical or nursing assistant programs and more

    • A comprehensive curriculum with electives such as extensive music programs and an array of art classes

    • A variety of world language classes, with the opportunity to earn the State Seal of Biliteracy credential, as well as participate in international student exchanges

  • Details about SchooLinks, which provides comprehensive career-development and college-planning tools and resources

  • Mental health and social-emotional supports/resources available for District 88 students and families

  • Opportunities for businesses/organizations to partner with District 88 and support District 88 students