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College & Career Readiness

In District 300, we are committed to ensuring that every high school graduate is prepared for success in college or the workforce. We believe that to be successful after high school, our students need to be able to think creatively, solve complex problems, communicate effectively in written and spoken forms, and use a variety of new technologies. Our strong academic and technical programs are focused on preparing all students for this type of well-rounded success.  D300 provides a range of opportunities for students to become ready for college and careers, such as:

  • A wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • Award-winning programs in the fine and performing arts
  • An array of specialized courses in the business, industrial arts, and family and consumer science (FACS) departments
  • Partnerships with the Illinois Institute of Art (Schaumburg) and Elgin Community College (ECC) that allow D300 students to earn college credit after completing an approved sequence of courses in a specific career track
  • A dual-enrollment program at ECC that allows our students, while still in high school, to enroll at ECC and to take technical preparation classes or advanced humanities classes for college credit that count toward the D300 high school graduation requirements

The following are online resources to support our students and families.  Additional information, including financial and academic resources, is available on the Counseling Department webpages for each of District 300’s three high schools.  Click here for the Dundee-Crown High School Counseling Department, here for the Hampshire High School Counseling Department, or here for the Jacobs High School Counseling Department.  The District 300 Teaching & Learning Team is also available to answer your questions and guide your family on a succesful path, by calling 847.551.8403.

District 300 News about College and Career Readiness


Check back soon for D300 news about college and career readiness!

College Planning - General


ACT Exam 

Making High School Count:  A Guide for Students

Mapping Your Future: A Student’s Guide 

Preparing a Child Academically for College

Preparing High School Students for College

College Planning - Scholarships and Finances


Federal Student Aid

Getting into a 4-year College

Scholarships.com  

Career Planning


Career Aisle: Career Awareness and Preparation from Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Career Preparation: What High School Parents Can Do

Illinois Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Important Grade-Level Targets for Parents & Students – Illinois Department of Employment Security

Tips for Teens: Work-based Learning

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Fax: 847-551-8413
Community Unit School District 300

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