Understanding Curriculum and Instruction
District 103 offers a varied curriculum providing a strong emphasis on a developmental program in basic skills. Students are encouraged and taught to develop work and study skills, which will enable them to function in an independent manner. The total curriculum provides each student a well-balanced education. The levels of courses that we offer depend on the student’s age, grade, and ability.
For detailed information about D103 curriculum, please review the Curriculum Guides referenced on the left-hand column.
Approach to Instruction
Early Childhood Blended
This program at Laura B. Sprague School combines students with mild to moderate special education needs with community peers in a typical pre-school setting. Please click on the title here to learn more about early childhood.
The kindergarten program at Laura B. Sprague School focuses on providing the necessary support to build the cognitive, social and emotional foundations necessary to ensure school success. Please click on the title here to learn more about the program.
Grades One through Five
At Laura B. Sprague School (Early Child–Grade 2) and Half Day School (Grades 3–5), the homeroom teacher is primarily responsible for daily instruction in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Please click on the title here to learn more about the programs.
Grades Six through Eight
The grades six, seven, and eight programs at Daniel Wright Junior High School focuses on the middle school approach, which includes teams of students, blocks of academic instructional time, and exploratory classes. Please click on the title here to learn more about the programs.
District 103 incorporates physical education, the arts, problem-based learning, service learning, library, and technology course offerings. Our Encore/Specials programs also incorporate 21st Century Learning Skills into the curriculum. Please click on the title here to learn more about the programs.
The District 103 enrichment model provides unique learning experiences for all students and flexible learning opportunities to meet the academic needs of our high ability students. Please click on the title here to learn more about the programs.
- Dr. Katie Reynolds
- Craig Chatham
- Kendra Perri
- Lisa Solesky