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Tarkington's Vision

Tarkington School of Excellence

In a diverse and changing world, we want to show our students that Tarkington C.A.R.E.S by creating an environment that promotes positive choice and encourages student leadership.

Overview of Chicago's First Green School

Tarkington School of Excellence is the first Chicago Public School built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines. Some of the highlights are:

  • A vegetated roof and reflective roofing
  • Stormwater runoff is directed to the nearby Marquette Park lagoon via bio-swales
  • Use daylight harvesting systems which automatically adjust lights in response to the amount of daylight in a space
  • Use of a no-tech strategy for saving resources: the building and athletic facilities also serve Chicago Park District users, eliminating the need for duplicative buildings

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Tarkington's Mission

Tarkington School of Excellence

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Mission: Tarkington School of Excellence believes that every child deserves a safe learning environment that guarantees student access and exposure to college and career paths, while providing a rigorous curriculum that maximizes student choice.

 

Tarkington's Announcements

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We are collecting Box Tops for Education.  Find Box Tops on hundreds of products, clip Box Tops from each package, and send them to your child's classroom.  Box Tops are worth $.10 each for our school!

CPS Connects-  Students can search through fun and free activities to do.  Connect to learning opportunities on-line or in your neighborhood.  Earn virtual badges when you complete a challenge or program.  Log in with your student ID here:
https://chicagocityoflearning.org/cps-connects

NWEA student link here