Rock Island-Milan School District offers a diverse academic program including curricular areas such as: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Health, Physical Education, and the Arts. Instruction is based on the Illinois Learning Standards and incorporates effective, research-based instructional strategies. Grading and student assessment practices are constructed to provide optimal feedback on student academic progress.
Special Programs for Gifted and At-Risk Students
Rock Island-Milan School District believes that students with potential for outstanding accomplishments require special provisions to meet their educational needs. The gifted program identifies individuals through teacher referral, cognitive ability, and achievement testing and establishes an individualized academic program for those identified students.
Contacts for Special Needs Children
Mrs. Marie Lindmark
Library and Technology Services
WJHS has a full service library that was completely refurnished in 2004. There is a full-service computer lab, where computer literacy classes are mandatory for 7th graders and offered as an elective to 8th graders. There is a literacy lab, where students complete reading exercises off of a computer. Like the computer literacy class, the literacy lab is mandatory for 7th graders and offered as an elective to 8th graders.
Academic Programs Offered
- A literacy lab is used for computerized instruction on reading skills.
- All language arts teachers at Washington School use an accelerated reading program.
- Nova Net Lab offers students the opportunity to partake in weekly computer sessions that are designed to improve performance in all subject areas.
- ROE Truancy Tutoring Program is targeted toward those students that have been identified as having attendance problems and are given the opportunity to receive tutoring to assist in making up missed schoolwork.
- Daily Advisory is a program offered at Washington Jr. High. Each morning, students meet with their advisor for seven minutes for a variety of tasks. It allows students to have their assignments reviewed, as well as discuss environmental issues, partake in study skills training, and learn valuable organization skills.
- Music (grade level specific)
Washington Junior High has made solid gains in all areas. The focus of the School Improvement Plan is Math and Reading. The school goal is to have 66.7% of students in the Meets/Exceeds expectations categories for the ISAT Reading test and to have 51.8% in the Meets/Exceeds categories for the ISAT Math test by 2006.