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Dr. Justin Antos, Ph.D., NBCT

Hello! My name is Dr. Justin Antos, and I am one of three music teachers here at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School. The 2023-2024 school year marks my 16th year in education, and I have served at DDE for the last 15 of those years. I am deeply committed to my students' safety, musical and artistic development, and academic achievement. I want to ensure that EVERY student succeeds, so please contact me at any time with questions or concerns. 
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Educational Background
BM in Percussion Performance, summa cum laude, Saint Xavier University, 2008
BM in Music Education, summa cum laude, Saint Xavier University, 2008
MM in Music Education, Boston University, 2010
MM in Instrumental Conducting, Central Michigan University, 2012
MAEd in School Improvement Leadership, Olivet Nazarene University, 2013
EdS in Music Education, Auburn University, 2014
PhD in Music Education, Auburn University, 2017
EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (in progress)
Daily Schedule
1st Period - Honors Performance Band (room 339)
Google Classroom: tz5s54w
Remind: @hnrs-band to 81010
2nd Period - Performance Band (room 339)
Google Classroom: dj276z3
Remind: @perf-band to 81010
3rd Period - Preparatory Band (room 339)
Google Classroom: 4zacvs3
Remind: @prep-band to 81010
4th Period - Sophomore Workroom (room 329)*
5th Period - PLAN*
6th Period - PLP*
7th Period - Orchestra (room 339)
GooglClassroom: e7pl6ct
Remind: @orch-1 to 81010
8th Period - AP Music Theory (room 339)
Google Classroom: c4mtkxg
Remind: @dde-theory to 81010
* I will occasionally be out of the building during these periods assisting at our feeder schools during their music rehearsals.
Contact Information
Office Phone: 708.597.6300 x4095
School Involvement
In addition to the curricular groups I teach, I also direct the following extra-curricular ensembles:
Grading and Retake Policies
As outlined in the student handbook, each of the aforementioned courses follow the CHSD 218 grading scale, which is illustrated as follows:
  • 100%-90% = A
  • 89%-80% = B
  • 79%-70% = C
  • 69%-60% = D
  • 59% or lower = F

The opportunity for retakes applies to all Type I and Type II Assessments. Students will NOT be eligible to retake weekly practice grades (i.e., SmartMusic Practice). Students must be either (a) in attendance for the original assessment (e.g., concert performances) or (b) submit the original assessment (e.g., written work, video demonstrations) by the deadline to be eligible for the retake. Retakes can be performed as many times as the student wishes, as long as the retake is completed before the next graded assessment. After that point, the window for retakes closes. Circumstances for make-ups will be considered on a case-by-case basis.