Champaign County. Midwestern roots. World-class expectations.
  • Diverse Schools

    Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.
    -- Deborah Meier

  • Lighting the fire of a child's mind

    Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
    -- W. B. Yeats

  • Our Future

    Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
    -- Hubert H. Humphrey

    Children are always the only future the human race has; teach them well.
    -- Unknown

A good education is a lot like a good life. It’s well rounded. It’s full. It’s diverse.

And like life, we gauge education in Champaign County by more than any one moment, any grade on a particular test, or any single distinction, ranking or honor. We believe success comes only when a child’s achievements are matched by the variety of ideas to which they’ve been exposed; when their test scores are paired with a high expectation for creative thought.

As we know, true learning takes active parents and teachers, schools and students. And in Champaign County, the average child’s educational offerings also include carefully planned after school programs, robust park district offerings, University of Illinois extension programs, a healthy arts scene, and an open and an involved business community.

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