Education at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201

School board president Jeff Pesek leads J. Sterling Morton High School District 201. In this role, Jeff Pesek oversaw the restructured operational functions and staff responsibilities to focus on initiatives set forth in the district’s three-year plan. In addition, the board president developed the parameters for the Learning Support System in an effort to better serve students.

Serving Cicero, Illinois schools, the J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 has a vision of integrating comprehensive curriculums that challenge students and prepare them for college. To ensure the school district meets its goals, faculty and staff continuously participate in professional development. Furthermore, each teacher uses student-centered instruction that includes experiential learning strategies to help students extend their education beyond the classroom.

Developing skills, knowledge, and values, experiential learning takes students out of the classroom to explore education in a non-traditional academic setting. Experiential learning can come in many forms, including field trips and internships. The activities are thoughtfully planned and supervised by educators to guarantee each student is excelling in areas of critical analysis, decision making, social and intellectual engagement, and accountability.