Lake Park to Ask '97 Grads to Evaluate Education, Curriculum

By Burke, Mike | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), January 30, 1998 | Go to article overview
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Lake Park to Ask '97 Grads to Evaluate Education, Curriculum


Burke, Mike, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Mike Burke Daily Herald Staff Writer

Lake Park High School soon will search for the Class of '97.

How difficult will it be to locate about 630 young adults less than a year removed from high school? Lake Park District 108 intends to find out.

The district wants to survey last year's graduates to see how well they left the school prepared for the work force or college life.

The survey is now being prepared. Officials hope to get it into the hands of former students in May.

"We've never made a concerted effort before to get in touch with a former class like this," said Lynn M. Strevell, Lake Park director of communications.

Hopefully, the students will provide the district with information that can be used to shape and improve all aspects of the school, from curriculum to extracurricular activities.

The survey is part of a series of goals the school board has established for itself this year. The board wants to gather information about "where our students go, and how they do upon graduation.

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