Student/Parent Resources

Department Philosophy:
It is the philosophy of the Science Department that parents first contact their child's teacher should they have any concerns regarding their child's understanding and/or growth in the science classroom. The teacher will be the best resource as to how to help your child improve their experiences in their current course. There are a number of resources available to your student, including resource help during their study hall with our science paraprofessionals and extra help at the Point before or after school. Please contact the science department director should further assistance be needed.


Parent Help Resources

READ for FUN! Science Reading List -Recommended Science Reading LIST
List of Books Click HERE

Study Skill TIPS

1. Monitor Student Progress
a. Check Infinite Campus the district online gradebook.
b. Check to see if your child has completed all assignments and scores earned on assessments.
c. Ask your child to discuss strategies on how to improve understanding with the teacher.

2. Teach Your Child to be a responsible learner - Student should Check for Understanding
a. Work with your child to find available online student resources: Teacher Website, Moodle Course Site, Online Textbook, online tutorials (Khan Academy).

3. Encourage your child to ask questions
a. Your child should identify questions about the learning targets and ask the teacher for additional help.
b. Visit the Literacy Center for extra tutoring during study hall or lunch.

4. Follow-Up with a phone call or email to the teacher.


1. Niles West Literacy Center: Students receive FREE tutoring from other students & staff during the school day or after the school day.

2. C4 Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
Homework Help & Positive Parenting
Who: Parents with children ages 12-16
When: Weds. August 13 - October 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Niles North 9800 Lawler, Skokie
Register: (773) 769-0205

3 PARENT Translators -

4. ELL Parent Center -

Science Study Skill Resources

The best resource is to contact your science teacher directly through email.

Read & Write Google: Text to Audio application for students.
Directions on how to use the app. Click here.

Recommended Science Reading LIST
List of Books Click HERE

Niles West Literacy Center Room 1161 (7:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. and 3:23 p.m. on Fridays)

Khan Academy

CK12 Study Guide Library

C4 Community Counseling Centers of Chicago