Information for the Class of 2023
Welcome to the prospective students of Lemont High School's Class of 2023!
In just a few short months, you'll be high school students! While you still have plenty to accomplish before finishing up 8th grade in the spring, there are a number of important items happening in the next few months of which both you and your parents/guardians should be aware
Please take a moment to review some important information that will benefit you as you prepare to become a Lemont High School student next fall. As you may have heard, Lemont High School was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School .... and we look forward to having you on campus to continue in that tradition!
- 8th Grade Open House
- Important Information for Parents/Guardians of Students Enrolled in Catholic/Private Elementary Schools
- New Student Enrollment
- Placement Testing
- Course Selection for the Class of 2023
- 8th Grade Course Selection Event
- 2019-20 Student Registration
The Student Services Chair and Lemont High School counselors will provide assistance to prospective members of the Class of 2023. A student's counselor is determined by his or her last name.
Lemont High School will host its annual 8th Grade Open House on Wednesday, November 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for current 8th grade students and their parents/guardians to meet Lemont High School teachers, counselors and administrators. Click the link below for more information.
8th Grade Open House Information
Update: If you were unable to attend the 8th Grade Open House, please click on the link below to download some important information.
We want to hear from you about the 8th Grade Open House! If you attended, please complete this survey that will help us evaluate our 8th Grade Open House.
The “High School Recruitment” section in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Handbook for School Administrators places restrictions on the relationships that public schools may have with Catholic grade schools. Specifically, Catholic elementary schools may not:
- Invite public high schools to Catholic elementary school-sponsored high school recruitment events;
- Provide an opportunity for public high schools to hold placement tests on their campuses; or
- Distribute promotional materials from public high schools.
Parents/guardians of Catholic or private school students who are considering attending Lemont High School next year are encouraged to visit the school’s 8th Grade Open House on November 28 to learn more about the wealth of opportunities that Lemont High School offers its student population. Additionally, these students should attend the school’s placement exam, which will be held on the morning of Saturday, December 1.
Parents/guardians of students who currently are enrolled in any private school but are considering attending Lemont High School next year should consult the "New Student Enrollment" section below to learn more about the steps required to enroll at Lemont High School.
Please click on the link below to learn about the necessary steps to enroll at Lemont High School.
Please note that all new students must prove their residency as part of their enrollment into Lemont High School.
After reviewing the information on the "New Student Enrollment" page, parents/guardians who have questions about student enrollment should contact Registrar/Counseling Secretary Heather Richa at (630) 243-3218, or via e-mail by clicking on her name.
Lemont High School again will administer a placement exam to all of its incoming freshmen. This exam is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, and is mandatory for all incoming freshmen. Initial course placements in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies will be made based on the results of the EXPLORE test, as well as standardized test scores provided by grade schools.
On December 1, students are asked to arrive on campus no later than 8:45 a.m. Students should be dropped off at the school's main entrance - i.e., the "Archway" entrance (directions) - off of Porter Street. They will be directed to their assigned testing rooms from there.
Testing will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Students will take three subtests (English, Reading, Mathematics) of the EXPLORE exam. On the Mathematics subtest, students may use a scientific calculator or a non-QWERTY graphing calculator, but they will not be permitted to utilize CAS calculators or calculators on mobile devices (phones, iPads, etc.).
Students will be provided with a No. 2 pencil to use that morning. Testing is expected to be completed between 10:45-11 a.m. Parents/guardians who arrive early can wait for their students in the North Lot, which is located directly in front of the “Archway” entrance.
Parents/guardians or students who have questions concerning placements should contact one of the following: Mark Cannon (English) at (630) 243-3253; Kathy Young (Mathematics) at (630) 243-3263; Scott Collins (Science) at (630) 243-3266; or Rick Prangen (Social Studies) at (630) 243-3243. To e-mail one of these individuals, click on his or her name.
Lemont High School’s Special Education Department will receive the Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Section 504 Plans for all Old Quarry Middle School students prior to the placement exam, and will implement the appropriate accommodations detailed in the plans for those students. Parents/guardians of students with Special Education needs who do not attend Old Quarry Middle School should contact the Special Education Department at (630) 243-3220 to discuss the appropriate accommodations.
Incoming freshmen who have a scheduling conflict on December 1 still will need to take the placement exam. Parents/guardians of students with such conflicts should contact Principal’s Secretary Cheryl Wyss at (630) 243-3222 at their earliest convenience.
Lemont High School will receive standardized test score information for 8th graders at Old Quarry Middle School. The school will receive similar information for students enrolled in private schools as parents/guardians of those students submit the "Request for Release of Student Records" form to their students' schools. Parents/guardians of future Lemont High School students who are currently attending Cass Junior High School in Darien are encouraged to follow the steps detailed on the "New Student Enrollment" page.
Division Chairs at Lemont High School will make course level recommendations for members of the Class of 2023 after reviewing results from the EXPLORE test and standardized test scores provided by students' grade schools. Counselors will collect the recommendations of the Division Chairs and generate preliminary placement information.
Lemont High School's counselors will deliver placements to current Old Quarry Middle School 8th graders in January 2019, and provide an explanation to those students concerning how their placements were determined. Students will be able to take home the placement information to their parents/guardians, and will be advised of the number of electives they can choose for the 2019-20 school year and how to use the school's Program of Studies to select those electives. Students will be instructed on how to return their course selection information.
After parents/guardians of private school students submit the "Request for Release of Student Records" form to their children's schools, Lemont High School's counselors will receive those scores, distribute that information to the school's Division Chairs, and mail placements directly to the student's residence. Information concerning how to select electives will be included in that mailing. Placements will be mailed directly to parents/guardians of Cass Junior High School students and any homeschooled students as well.
Please visit the "Course Selection" page for additional information, including links to the Program of Studies, a sample Freshman Course Selection Form, and the Freshman Placement Recommendation Waiver Form.
Lemont High School will finalize its course offerings for the 2019-20 school year in December; course descriptions and the Program of Studies will be updated as information is available, but all course descriptions should be finalized by the end of December.
All Class of 2023 parents/guardians are required to attend the 8th Grade Course Selection event on Saturday, February 2, 2019. This event will take place on campus between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. At this event, parents/guardians will return students' course selection forms and supply all required enrollment documentation. All parents/guardians of incoming freshmen must prove residency as part of enrollment.
Students are not required to attend this event with their parents/guardians, but may attend if they wish to do so.
Parents/guardians of students who will receive Special Education services are asked to attend on February 2 for enrollment and residency verification, but specific courses for your student will be selected with you and the Special Education staff at his/her annual review.
Parents/guardians with an unavoidable conflict on February 2 should contact Registrar/Counseling Secretary Heather Richa at (630) 243-3218 at their earliest convenience.
Lemont High School utilizes an online registration process; this will be completed for all students in July and August 2019, prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year. Information concerning student registration will be distributed during the summer. However, parents/guardians who wish to get a head start on the process should keep in mind the following items.
The State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form - complete with proof of the appropriate vaccinations (as required by state law) - should be on file at the school before a student begins attending courses in the fall. This must be dated on or after August 15, 2018. Prior to entering high school, students must show proof of the Meningitis vaccine and Tdap vaccine; two doses of both the Varicella (i.e., chicken pox) and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (i.e., MMR) vaccines; and three doses of the Hepatitis B, DTP/DTap and Polio vaccines. All vaccines must have been administered at the proper intervals. This form must be completed by an Illinois physician.
Beginning with the Class of 2023, freshmen must provide a State of Illinois Dental Examination Form, completed by the student's dentist. This must be dated on or after November 15, 2018.
All incoming freshmen also are recommended to submit the State of Illinois Eye Examination Report.
All required medical forms are available by clicking below on a link for the Nurse's Office. Forms also are available for students who require medication at school, or for those who have a chronic medical condition that requires an emergency action plan. Parents/guardians who wish to submit a Certificate of Religious Exemption Form must have that form completed by a doctor and submit that form to the school.
In addition to the State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form and State of Illinois Dental Examination Form, out-of-state transfer students also are required to submit a State of Illinois Eye Examination Report, completed by an Illinois physician.
The Child Health Examination Form and State of Illinois Dental Examination Form should be on file with the school before a student begins attending classes. Parents/guardians are asked to submit that information to the school by July 1. It may be dropped off in the Main Office, mailed to the attention of the School Nurse, or faxed (Attn: School Nurse) to (630) 243-7904. The Child Health Examination Form submitted for student registration also may be used for freshman athletic participation, as long as it is completed on or after May 15, 2019.
Parents of potential student-athletes can click on the link below to learn about the deadlines for that required paperwork; ATHLETIC FORMS FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NO EARLIER THAN JUNE 1. Please note the Child Health Examination Form submitted for student registration may be used for athletic participation, and is good for the entire year if dated on or after May 15, 2019.
The date for Lemont High School's Registration Processing Day for the 2019-20 school year is Tuesday, August 6. All students should attend Registration Processing Day! This includes students whose parents/guardians have completed the online registration process and paid the appropriate registration fees in advance.
A number of important tasks are completed on Registration Processing Day:
- Head shots are taken of each student - these are used for student ID cards and yearbook photos
- Students pick up their course schedules
- Students pick up their physical education uniforms