Aptakisic Junior High School
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Aptakisic Junior High School is part of Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102 located on 1231 N. Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. It feeds into Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, suburbs of Chicago and the school's main goal is to prepare the students for future success in a global economy undergoing rapid change. The Volleyball teams won the championship 2 years in a row. They went undefeated in 2008 and won the championship.
The school's colors are red and white, and until 2012 the mascot was the Indian, in honor of Chief Aptakisic. In April 2012, the school's mascot was changed to the Eagle. The school runs education and sports programs. The soccer team was undefeated in 2007. The facility operates as the chief middle school of School District 102, and houses the seventh and eighth grades; Meridian Middle School, also located in Buffalo Grove, feeds into it. Students who live in Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire and a small part of unincorporated Deerfield attend the school.
The school was built in the 1970s after the original Aptakisic-Tripp School was torn down. It served grades K-8, until 1979 when Pritchett School was built. By the late 1990s the school began only serving kids of grades 7 and 8, once the Tripp School was built.
About the school
The school's curriculum includes a Spanish class and there are extra classes for those whose second language is English.
Also, it has many mathematics classes (Pre- Algebra Survey, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2). It also has a school newspaper (The Insider), and a variety of athletic clubs, and also contains a fitness center with both cardio and weight machines. The school has two gyms, a small gym and a large gym and in one wing of the school is the district office.
The school also offers band, orchestra, and chorus (choir).
Clubs are: - Scholastic Bowl - Science Fair - Math Counts - Art Studio Club - Aptakisic Business Club - The School Play - Stage Crew - School Newspaper - Jazz Band - Student Council - Science Olympiad -
Athletic Clubs: - Volleyball - Basketball - Soccer - Track and Field - Cross-Country - Wrestling
Aptakisic is part of the Patriot Athletic Conference, of six feeder schools into Stevenson High School, the other three being Twin Groves Middle School, Woodlawn Middle School, Daniel Wright Junior High School, Fremont Middle School, and West Oak.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year an iPad was provided for each student in 5th grade and 7th grade. The pilot program was deemed a success and the following year all students in 5th-8th grade received iPads. In addition to iPads, each classroom has one Promethean Activboard.
- "Public Elementary School Districts Within Stevenson District 125." Sender School Districts. Adlai E. Stevenson High School, n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2013. http://www.d125.org/about/se.aspx
- Stoffel, Michelle (03-04-2012). "Aptakisic Junior High drops Indian mascot". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Co. Retrieved 2012-04-16.