Programs at Oakton elementary school
Oakton Elementary School is home to many outstanding academic and extracurricular programs.
african centered curriculum program
The African Centered Curriculum (ACC) is an instructional approach rooted in values, principles and practices that build self-esteem, self-discipline and self-determination and instill a commitment and obligation for learners to be responsible for themselves, each other and their community. The curriculum acknowledges the contributions of people of the African Diaspora as a means of setting models of excellence before the students and fostering an environment that enriches students socially, emotionally and intellectually. The program is designed to equip and empower students to facilitate holistic excellence. Click here
to view a video about the ACC program.
For more information about the ACC program, please contact Oakton Elementary School at (847) 859-8800.
Two-way immersion program
Two-way Immersion (TWI) is a Spanish and English program option for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The TWI program is offered at several District 65 elementary schools including Oakton.
- TWI classrooms are made up of approximately half Spanish speaking students and half English speaking students. Students have a specially trained bilingual teacher.
- Reading and writing are taught to students in both English and Spanish in kindergarten through fifth grades.
- Science and social studies are taught to all students primarily in Spanish in kindergarten through second grades, with opportunities for concept and vocabulary development in English. The language of Science and Social Studies instruction alternates by unit in third, fourth, and fifth grades.
- Math is taught in Spanish in kindergarten through fourth grades and in English in fifth grade.
to learn more about the Two-Way Immersion program.