High School Curriculum

Illinois Lutheran High School Graduation Requirements

Class of 2024 students must receive credit in the following classes:

  • 4 years of credit in English
  • 3 years of credit in Social Studies (The state of Illinois requires American History and American Government with Constitution test.)
  • 3 years of credit in Mathematics (The state of Illinois requires Algebra 1 and Geometry.)
  • 2 years of credit in Science
  • 1 year of credit in Physical Education
  • 1 semester of credit in Fine Arts
  • 1 credit in Religion for every year enrolled at Illinois Lutheran
  • Additional elective credits to make a total of 24 credits

Class of 2025 students must receive credit in the following classes:

  • 4 years of credit in English
  • 3 years of credit in Social Studies (The state of Illinois requires American History and American Government with Constitution test.)
  • 3 years of credit in Mathematics (The state of Illinois requires Algebra 1 and Geometry.)
  • 2 years of credit in Science
  • 1 year of credit in Physical Education
  • 1 semester of credit in Fine Arts
  • 1 year of credit in Life Skills
  • 1 credit in Religion for every year enrolled at Illinois Lutheran
  • Additional elective credits to make a total of 24 credits

Class of 2026 students and all classes following must receive credit in the following classes:

  • 4 years of credit in English
  • 3 years of credit in Social Studies (The state of Illinois requires American History and American Government with Constitution test.)
  • 3 years of credit in Mathematics (The state of Illinois requires Algebra 1 and Geometry.)
  • 2 years of credit in Science
  • 1 year of credit in Physical Education
  • 1 year of credit in Fine Arts
  • 1 year of credit in Life Skills
  • 1 credit in Religion for every year enrolled at Illinois Lutheran
  • Additional elective credits to make a total of 24 credits

In addition, students must complete 5 hours of community service per semester in attendance at ILHS. In the case of transfer students, Illinois Lutheran reserves the right to modify selected requirements provided that the student still meets state requirements for graduation.

Electives

  • Music
  • Concert Choir
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • Current Affairs
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Honors Physics
  • Personal Finance
  • Statistics
  • Civil Rights
  • World History
  • Economics
  • Computer Applications
  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • World Literature
  • AP English Literature
  • Composition and Speech
  • Drama and Film
  • Novel
  • Study Skills
  • Career Readiness

Full course load is 7 credits per year. Most students will exceed the minimum of 24 credits.