Extended Services Program

April D. Jordan, Director of Extended Services and Staff Development
Office: (847) 842-3544
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.

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The mission of Barrington Community Unit School District 220 is "Inspiring all learners to achieve excellence." Extended Services strive to provide opportunities and challenges that match student abilities.
Continuum of Services Offerings:
Click on this link for details regarding the Early Entrance Assessment offered each May.

Elementary: Students identified for Extended Mathematics in grades 3-5 participate daily in a pullout resource program at their home school for accelerated learning experiences and intervention.

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.

Fifth to Sixth Grade Extended Transition PDF (This slide presentation was created by a previous director, Julie Luck-Jensen, whose contact information is no longer correct, but 5th to 6th grade information is still relevant.)

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 ELA classes in 6th grade and Extended ELA 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.

Flex Group  
Please see items listed on the right for more specific program information.