On February 11th students in 10th and 12th grade will be completing the Illinois Youth Survey. Those students are being asked to participate in a voluntary survey whose purpose is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Participation will involve completing a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered by a classroom teacher who has received training on administering this survey. Your child's participation will last no more than one class period (40-45 minutes). Risks related to participating are minimal, but some questions ask about sensitive topics and personal behavior that might make some students feel uncomfortable. The benefits related to this research include improving your community's ability to develop programs and strategies to prevent youth problem behaviors and enhance youth development. The alternative to participating in the survey is an alternate activity such as quiet reading in the classroom.
Parents have the ability to opt their students out of taking this survey. Parental opt out letters have been mailed home to all 10th and 12th grade parents. If you didn't receive a copy or need another, please contact the High School Office.