The Agriculture Department at Sycamore High School allows students to gain hands-on experience while teaching them to apply their skills in the areas of science, mechanics, technology, and horticulture.
The Art Department at SHS believes the arts relate to all aspects of life, from what we see to how we process information. Developing an ability to see, process, and record information is an integral part of a visual arts education.
Business and Technology
Sycamore High School's Business and Technology Department prepares students to successfully move toward their chosen path with relevant career and technical skills. By taking courses in this department, students will develop communication, leadership, problem-solving, and collaboration skills while building their background in business and technology.
The Drivers Education Department at SHS helps students take their first step toward responsible driving. By enrolling in Drivers Education, students build a firm foundation of knowledge, attitude, and skills for safe, energy-efficient driving.
Sycamore High School's English Department develops students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners who are able to access, read, analyze, and communicate information effectively in their world.
The SHS Math Department provides an innovative learning environment that motivates students to develop their mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills. By the time they graduate, students will be independent thinkers who can persevere through solving problems in mathematics and beyond.
The Music Department at SHS empowers students to become confident, collaborative, and innovative thinkers through teacher instruction and ensemble performances. Students do far more than learn about music — their creativity is fostered through challenging and engaging experiences, and their skills, confidence, appreciation, and ability to create and perform are refined.
Physical and Health Education
The Physical and Health Education Department at SHS helps students develop health-related fitness, competence in movement activities, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes toward physical activity. These lifelong skills ensure that students have the background knowledge to lead healthy and physically-active lifestyles well-beyond their time in high school.
The SHS Science Department believes that students should acquire scientific reasoning and thinking skills in order to understand the interconnections within the sciences and the interactions among science, technology, society, and the environment. This background empowers students to make informed, responsible decisions that affect their daily lives.
Regardless of ability, the Special Education Department at SHS believes that all students can learn. The department supports our students with disabilities to ensure they are educated in an environment where understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of learning differences prevail.
Our democracy is constantly evolving. That's why the SHS Social Studies department is dedicated to developing students who can adapt to the enduring traditions and values of democracy.
The World Languages Department at SHS fosters students' understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. When students study a foreign language as well as other cultures, they become contributing global citizens and responsible members of pluralistic American society.