IN THIS HANDBOOK THE WORD HE IS USED IN A GENERIC SENSE.

IN THIS HANDBOOK THE WORD PARENT IS USED IN A GENERIC SENSE TO MEAN PARENT/GUARDIAN.

Drivers Education

District 95 strongly believes that safe driving practices require responsible behavior. Therefore, students shall qualify for entry into the behind-the-wheel phase only after reaching legal age and demonstrating responsible social and academic behavior.
Any student who does not meet the legal required classroom hours of instruction will be required to retake the class and will receive a WF.

Dropping a Tech Campus Course

Students may withdraw from a Tech Campus course through the first two weeks (10 days) of the school year. If a student chooses to drop a Tech Campus course after the first two weeks (10 days) of the school year, they will incur a fee of $500. Also, students who drop a Tech Campus course after the first two weeks (10 days) of the school year, will receive grades of WF for the current semester and the failing grades will be included in their final grade point average. In addition, students will return to full-time enrollment at Lake Zurich High School to complete all required classes including Physical Education.
If a student is removed from a Tech Campus course due to disciplinary or attendance rea¬sons after the first two weeks (10 days) of the school year, they will incur a fee of $500. Also, students who are removed from a Tech Campus course due to disciplinary or atten¬dance reasons, after the first two weeks (10 days) of the school year, will receive grades of WF for the current semester and the failing grades will be included in their final grade point average.

Final Exams

It is strictly the student’s responsibility to take all semester final exams. Semester final exams must be taken at the assigned time unless special permission is granted by the Building Principal or his designee. Any student who is absent from an exam without author¬ization will receive a failing grade for the semester in that course. Final exams count as 20% of the student’s semester grade.
Seniors who have achieved a semester average of “A-“ or above shall not be required to take the semester exam in that class. In year-long classes this policy applies to second semester only. All students will be required to take the first semester exam of year-long classes.

Graduation Participation Policy

Participation in the graduation exercise is a privilege, not a right. Students wishing to take part in the ceremonies must agree to follow all dress and behavior expectations and attend the mandatory graduation practice. Any student whose behavior detracts from the dignity of the proceedings will be removed from the ceremony.
Students who participate in inappropriate behaviors listed in the Student/Parent Handbook, prior to graduation can be excluded from the graduation ceremony and other end of the year events by the school administration.

Graduation Requirements

A student must earn a minimum of 24 credits to graduate. More specific information regarding subject area requirements can be found in the Lake Zurich High School Program of Studies available in the Counseling Office or online.

Honor Roll

Honor roll is based on a 4.0 scale, and is un-weighted.
High Honors – Students with a semester average of 3.5-4.0
Honors – Students with a semester average of 3.0-3.49
(To qualify a student must be enrolled in at least six academic classes.)

Lake County Technology Campus

Lake Zurich High School, together with the Lake County Technology Campus, offers voca¬tional programs to juniors and seniors that the high school does not offer. Tuition for voca¬tional training is assumed by the school district. Since there is a waiting list for students to enroll, compliance with all rules established between Lake Zurich and the Tech Campus is essential.
Lake Zurich High School reserves the right to terminate a student’s participation in the Vocational Program if the following educational tenets are not followed:

  • attendance (including unexcused absences and punctuality in all classes)
  • behavior
  • compliance with rules set forth by the transportation department
  • passing grades
    Only seniors in the Auto course, without any conduct reports, will be able to drive with prior permission to Tech Campus. Any student who does so without prior permission from the Technology Campus Coordinator or Dean may receive an intervention. Students who misbehave on the bus may receive an intervention.
    REPORT CARDS Report cards are posted no later than two weeks after the end of each semester on Home Access.

Re-Admission of Students

Students who have withdrawn from school or have been expelled may reenter school only during the first two weeks of the semester without penalty. They must seek and obtain per¬mission from the Principal to do so. If a student seeks admission after two weeks, he will not be allowed to make up any work missed. Students who transfer from another school must complete entry to Lake Zurich High School within two weeks of leaving their previous school or at the beginning of the semester.

Work Permits

Work permits will be issued only when the following required information is presented in the counseling office. Students 16 years of age and under must have a statement from their employer stating the type of work for which they are employed. They also need a copy of their original birth cer¬tificate (certified), social security card, written parental permission, and a grade point aver¬age of at least 2.0. Work permits can be obtained through the counseling office.