Teaching & Learning

College and Career Readiness

In November 2005, the Woodstock Community Unit School District Board of Education adopted a policy which states that, "a career awareness and exploration program must be available at all grade levels."  Immediate action was taken to find ways for students to learn about careers Pre-K through twelfth grade.  For a listing of what each grade level does, please click here

Below you will find links for students, parents, teachers, and community members to navigate through the District 200 world of careers along with the pathways and resources that students can use to get there. 

Students

  • Scholarship Opportunities - here you will find a comprehensive listing of our scholarships along with a listing of active scholarships
  • Internet Resources - list of financial aid, college info, career info, and other outside resources that students may find helpful
  • College Visits - college representatives visit our schools in the fall and in the spring.  Sign up in the counseling office to visit with these representatives!
  • Additional Resource Links - looking for more information regarding college selection? Testing? Financial aid? Check here for some additional resources*
  • College Summer Opportunities
  • Selective Service - for males over the age of 18 (required before financial aid is provided)
  • Career Cruising – students should sign in to their student account through Google and then click on the link.  This should automatically connect students to their account.  If there are problems, please contact your Counselor or 21st Century Skills Teacher.
  • Financial Aid – FAFSA
  • Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteering can help individuals gain experience in an industry they are interested in.  Volunteering is a great resume and college application builder.  There are also many scholarships that require volunteering.
  • GI Bill - For students enlisted in the military, you can get additional financial assistance.  Check out the GI Bill website for additional information
  • Internships - We offer internship opportunities to seniors who have completed or are currently enrolled in a related capstone course.  We have previously placed interns that were interested in fire science, finance, graphic design, manufacturing, and computers.
  • Resume Template
  • Project Lead the Way

Parents

  • How to assist your student with making career related decisions at any age - Click Here
  • Financial Aid - FAFSA
  • Additional Resource Links - looking for more information regarding college selection? Testing? Financial aid? Check here for some additional resources*

Teachers

  • Illinois Career Information System
  • Career Cruising – students should sign in to their student account through Google and then click on the link.  This should automatically connect students to their account.  If there are problems, please contact your Counselor or 21st Century Skills Teacher. 

Community

For more information on any of the information above, please contact Amanda Harmer, Career Facilitator, at (815) 206-7750 or by email.