Educating Scholars for College and Career Readiness
High school students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of outstanding courses. In District 196, we have four comprehensive high schools and an environmental magnet high school for juniors and seniors. The core curriculum for high school students is closely aligned with state standards and includes math, science, social studies and English language arts. Students also have the opportunity to choose classes from a variety of elective areas beyond the core content areas, which are also aligned to state and national standards.
All curriculum is reviewed regularly through a districtwide curricular review process. We are committed to preparing future citizens who have infinite possibilities to thrive!
School Hours for the 2022-23 School Year
- 7:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- School of Environmental Studies: 7:35 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
- Area Learning Center: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Director of Secondary Education
Earn College Credit
In today’s global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. We support the development of a wide array of post-secondary options for high schools. District 196 offers students a variety of ways to earn college credit while still in high school:
- Post-secondary enrollment option (PSEO)
- Concurrent enrollment and College in the Schools
- Advanced Placement
- Articulated College Credit
Students must satisfactorily complete 66 credits of course work at the high school level, grades 9-12 inclusively, to be eligible for high school graduation, as specified below. (Details of these requirements are published in high school registration guides.)
Electives and Other Programming
- Career Development
- Computer Science
- Family and Consumer Science
- Performing Arts - Dance
- Performing Arts - Instrumental Music
- Performing Arts - Theater
- Performing Arts - Vocal Music
- Physical Education
- Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing
- Visual Arts