Coretta Scott King Magnet School was the first elementary school in the State of Illinois to receive authorization for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP). The PYP draws on research and best practices to create a relevant, engaging, challenging, and significant educational framework for all children. The goal of using the primary years program as the school’s framework is to encourage a positive attitude about learning, facilitate meaningful inquiries into real world issues, and emphasize the development of the whole child. This includes their development physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. Coretta Scott King Magnet School is committed to developing students who are internationally-minded. Students have the opportunity to participate in weekly art, music, physical education, and Spanish classes. The school also has many activities for students which include Student Council, Security Council, Student Ambassadors, and participation in the Illinois Math and Science Academy’s Enrichment Program.
Staff members are dedicated to teaching students the skills necessary to exceed standards. As a result, students have excelled on standardized testing in the subjects of reading and math. Through focused instruction and intervention support, the school is committed to ensuring that all students reach their highest academic potential.
At Coretta Scott King Magnet School, collaboration is key. Staff, administrators, and families work together successfully to create a school environment that is safe and promotes the academic and social growth and development of all students.