Maria Montessori at Marsh
Our Maria Montessori program provides self-guided learning experiences to students in pre-k through eighth grade.
STEAM Academy at Haskell
Haskell welcomes K-5 students from all over the district who are interested in a STEAM education. The STEAM Academy at Haskell integrates science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements.
Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour
Our two-way language immersion program lets kindergarten through eighth grade students learn and grow in a bilingual environment.
Rockford students may qualify for the Gifted Academy in kindergarten, and eligibility tests are administered every year for new applicants in subsequent grade levels.
- Learn more about the Gifted Academy at Thurgood Marshall Elementary (grades 1-4) and how to join the family
- Learn more about the Gifted Academy at Thurgood Marshall School (grades 5-8) and how to join the family
- Learn more about the Gifted Academy at Auburn High School and how to join the family
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
All Rockford students have access to quality fine arts programs, and our creative and performing arts (CAPA) middle and high schools encourage older students to further explore these areas.
RPS 205 offers the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program at 16 schools. The program is run with several community partners including the Rockford Park District, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Discovery Center and Burpee Museum of Natural History.
Roosevelt Community Education Center offers an Adult Education Program to help its students prepare for the GED (General Educational Development) test.
Rockford Public Schools offers a program to help nontraditional learners graduate from high school. The Innovative Learning Center provides a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that is aligned to Common Core and Illinois Learning Standards. The program includes social skills curriculum, post-secondary preparation and is customized to meet the specific needs of the district and its students. Students are referred to the Innovative Learning Center.