Curriculum amp Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction
The goal of the U-46 Mathematics program is to give our students the skills and knowledge they need to think and reason mathematically, and to use what they have learned to solve problems. The need to understand and be able to use mathematics in everyday life and the workplace has never been greater and will continue to increase. Mathematical competence opens doors to productive futures. We believe that ALL students should have the opportunity and the support necessary to learn significant mathematics with depth and understanding.



The U-46 Science Department aligns its curriculum and instructional development to the aim of college and career readiness for all students.  U-46 offers rigorous K-12 science curriculum and innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities.


The English Language Arts Department oversees implementation of rigorous K-12 reading and writing curriculum aligned to the new Common Core State Standards.


Fine Arts
The U-46 Fine Arts Department oversees the district art teachers, music teachers and drama teachers who offer students enriching learning opportunities.  Instruction in the arts has been tied to thinking skills, social skills and improvement in reading, math and social studies.


The mission of U-46 Physical Education is to promote lifelong learning recognizing the value of personal development in the physical, affective and cognitive domains. Furthermore, to instill an individual ownership in the continual growth necessary to be a responsible, productive and contributing member of society.


Gifted/Academies/World Language/Advanced Placement
U-46 provides a variety of gifted programs to ensure that every high-achieving student has an opportunity to excel.  Recently, U-46 expanded its Gifted Program to offer a Talent Development Program for students in first through third grade as well as core gifted curriculum, dual language, and enrichment clusters in math and language arts for students in fourth through sixth grade.  High school students can select from up to 25 AP course offerings.  Not offered at any other district in the Fox Valley area, the Academy programs are designed to take high school students to new levels of creative, interdisciplinary learning and give them a 

head start on their college education and career path.


Social Studies

The U-46 Social Studies Department oversees curriculum implementation based on Illinois State Standards.  Students learn about the events, trends, individuals and movements that have shaped America’s history as well as world and U.S. geography, social, political and economic systems. 


Instructional Technology
The Instructional Technology Department in U-46 strives to inspire individuals to be digitally literate citizens by authentically using technology to engage in 21st Century skills and meet the expectations of Common Core State Standards. By supporting teachers and employees to integrate technology, we hope to provide experiences that will allow students to become responsible digital citizens.


Career/Technical Education
The aim of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to provide guidance and learning opportunities that help students plan their future. The focus of instruction is to create an understanding of the relationship between core academics and specific technical skill development.


AVID/College Readiness/Guidance
AVID is a college readiness system offered at all U-46 middle and high schools with the mission of closing the achievement gap and helping all students compete in a global society. U-46 Guidance Counselors help students achieve important benchmarks in their educational journeys to prepare for a successful college or career path after U-46.


Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a Response to Intervention Model that utilizes a three tiered system designed to help District U46 schools provide students with high-quality instruction and interventions through academic and positive behavioral supports including the PBIS program.