Innovation in Barrington 220
Business IncubatorBelieved to be the first of its kind in the nation, the Business Incubator course was started at Barrington High School in the 2013-14 school year. The innovative class teaches entrepreneurship to high school sophomores through seniors and has gained attention from school districts and media outlets nationwide. Learn more here.
Concept ClassroomsThree new "concept classrooms" were unveiled at Barrington High School in the spring 2015 semester. The modern spaces allow for better student collaboration and more effective teaching strategies. Thank you to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation for funding the project.
Lemonade DayBarrington 220 is the first school district in Illinois to pilot Google for Entrepreneurs "Lemonade Day" curriculum. Several fifth grade classrooms took on the challenge this spring. The students learned the basics of starting a business, and even had to find an investor to fund their companies. Overall, the students raised more than $2,000 selling their products.