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Here you will find helpful resources that you can use at home with your children.
Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships
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The applications for the “Invest in Kids” Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship will open soon! Big Shoulders Fund will be a Scholarship Granting Organization and has been approved to award Tax Credit Scholarships in our area. Their application process will open on January 22nd at 8:00 a.m. Before April 1, 2018, priority will be given to families who earn less than 185% of the federal poverty level or reside in a focus group. After April 1, 2018, scholarships will be awarded on a first-com, first serve basis to all eligible families. Scholarships could cover between 50 to 100 percent of tuition. For more information about required documentation and the application process please visit the following websites.
UPDATE (2/23): Below is new updated information about the Empower Illinois application process and granting of scholarships.
Below are screenshots of the reservation process and the information required.
Big Shoulders Fund Scholarship: http://www.bigshouldersfund.org/take-action/tax-credit/
Materials in Spanish – https://www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org/en-espanol/
Empower Illinois (Another scholarship granting organization): https://empowerillinois.org
Video that review application process.
Archdiocese Information Page: https://schools.archchicago.org//tax-credit-scholarships
Comcast Internet Essentials
If your child receives free or reduced school lunches, your family may be eligible for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. This program offers home internet service for just $9.95 a month! This is an excellent opportunity to provide internet access for your child for a very low cost. If you do not have a computer, Comcast is offering low-cost computers for just $149.99! You can also receive free internet training with your purchase. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET or click here to sign up for this amazing service!
ACT Aspire – Understanding Your ACT Aspire Results
The following document outlines in detail how to read your child’s ACT Aspire results. The document is also available in Spanish. It gives an overview of what the numbers and indicators represent so that you can more accurately interpret your child’s results.
Test Prep Resources
Prepdog.org has a series of online practice tests for Reading/Language Arts and Math.
Math Online Resources
Khan Academy has a variety of lessons with video tutorials about math concepts. Students have an opportunity to practice these concepts with instant feedback.
ck12 is a website that has a variety of math concepts that students can practice. There are also adaptive practice activities that can be used to check for understanding.
IXL has limited free trials you can use to practice specific math concepts.
Common Sense Media is dedicated and designed to help students thrive in a world of technology and media. Using this link you can check out ways you can stay involved with rapidly changing technology and media.