Extended Services Program
Jennifer Barnabee, Director of Extended Services and Bridge To Chinese (the Chinese Immersion Program)
The Extended Program addresses the needs of students for educational services distinct in nature and content from the existing standard program in District schools. District 220 identifies students for extended classes as those who demonstrate achievement or potential aptitude in general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, or performance in visual arts.
Students identified for Extended Reading in Grade 3 participate in pullout resource services twice a week, and students in grades 4 and 5 receive daily intervention.
Both resource programs strive to challenge students by giving them opportunities for advanced critical and creative thinking with problem solving and inquiry approaches in the areas of mathematics and language arts.
The self-contained program in grades 3-5 is available for students who qualify intellectually. Accelerated math and reading instruction is provided. In other areas the grade level curriculum is compacted to allow time to accelerate and explore other areas beyond the scope of the regular curriculum.
Middle School: The Middle School Extended Program offers accelerated classes in English, Mathematics, Science and Art. Students may qualify for replacement/daily Extended Math classes and/or replacement/daily Extended Literacy/Language Arts classes in 6th grade and Extended English classes in 7th and 8th grade. Replacement/daily Extended Science classes are offered in grades 7 and 8. Extended Art classes meet one period per week in Grade 6 and two periods per week in grades 7 and 8.
High School: Students from the Middle School Extended Services Program transition into appropriate Honors and Advanced Placement classes at Barrington High School.