By: Terry L. White, Managing Broker, RE/MAX Northern Illinois | CONTACT TERRY
ILLINOIS HAS ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY.
Students from Chicago area schools are among THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST.
The major colleges and universities in the area are some of the most respected in the world, and there are dozens of small to medium-sized colleges throughout the six-county area that offer flexible and affordable education for all. There are a number of theological seminaries and schools of music, art and law.
Chicagoland schools are highly-respected nationwide and have nutured some of AMERICA'S GREATEST MINDS.
Students in all grades reach educational goals beyond normal expectations using the progressive curriculum taught throughout the region. Educators challenge all students to explore interests beyond the core curriculum by attending special classes in advanced technology, Illinois history, geography, writing, music, art, drama and foreign language. The results speak for themselves; Chicagoland students annually rank in the upper echelon of Illinois' academic tests.
From Lakeview to Lockport, Aurora to Alsip, and everywhere in between, our students attain national recognition in SCHOLARSHIP, ATHLETICS, MUSIC AND CITIZENSHIP.
National Merit Scholarship and Illinois State Scholars programs honor college-bound students each year, with scores that outpace their counterparts nationwide. Likewise, students consistently score higher than their peers on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Private and parochial institutions offer a reliable alternative to public schooling.
Chicago is home to several of the MOST PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION.
The most notable in Cook County include: Chicago State University, Governors State University, The Illinois Institute of Art, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia College, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, Loyola University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Chicago.
Supplementing the public school system is an EXTENSIVE, MODERN LIBRARY NETWORK.
Virtually every community has access to the latest educational resources for study outside the classroom. In Chicago itself, the country's largest public library, the Harold Washington Library Center, is located at 400 S. State St. and houses an enormous collection of books, archives, periodicals, music and more. Its excellent children's library promotes reading and learning at an early age. Most Chicagoland libraries have high-speed access to the Internet, opening unprecedented access to valuable information at the mere click of a mouse. The interlibrary loan system makes all publications available to everyone. By offering children's reading programs, interactive study and lifelong learning initiatives, libraries throughout Chicagoland are focused on bringing the world of information to all.
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