Education

  Kankakee School District 111

 

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District 111 is the largest unit district in Kankakee County with programs for over 5600 students from preschool through twelfth grade. District 111 is one of the few districts in the state to offer a program of parent choice. Parents may enroll their student in their neighborhood school or apply for a special magnet school program. Elementary magnet programs feature a focus on either math, computers, science, fine arts, language and technology, the special instructional style of Montessori, or individualized education. There is a creative and performing arts magnet open to junior and senior high school students by audition. 
For more information, call 815-933-0779.

  Kankakee Community College

Kankakee Community College offers associate degree programs, adult literacy classes, GED classes, Small Business Development Association, corporate and continuing education, JTPA and a fitness center. 
For more information, call 815-933-0700.

  Kankakee Area Career Center

The Kankakee Area Career Center provides career education and practical experience for high school students.
For more information, call 815-939-4971.

  Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University is one of the nation's premier Christian Universities.  Olivet offers students more than just a quality academic program, but also countless opportunities for personal, social and spiritual growth. 
For more information, call 939-5011.

 Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education

I-Kan offers certification for teachers and administrators, professional development, programs for at risk children, life education center services, community based prevention efforts and a regional system of support for schools. 
For more information, call 937-2950.

 Governors State University

Governors State University Kankakee's Education Center (KEC) opened in downtown Kankakee in May 2006. In a joint effort to bring affordable higher education to the Kankakee area, GSU worked with Kankakee Community College to make the Center a reality.  Located at 187 S. Schuyler Avenue in the historic Clock Tower Centre, GSU is dedicated to bringing accessible and affordable educational opportunities to the residents of Kankakee, Iroquois, and Will Counties.  
For more information phone 815-935-2766.

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