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Welcome to Central High School

Central High School Mission Statement

The mission of Central High School is to create an environment in which students are asked to take risks and stretch their minds in ways that will allow them to become college prepared and career ready.
Principal Chris Testone
Assistant Principal Kim Lewis
Assistant Principal College/Career Readiness Jeff Herman
Athletic and Activities Director - Steve Diversey
Dean of Students Tessa Aiossa


Central High School - Important Phone Numbers
Save Time Call Directly!
Main Line  847-464-6030       Fax  847-464-6039
Secretary to Principal - Ms. Kris Hixon-Leach and Assistant Secretary - Ms. Cathy Kruse
Attendance  224-990-7101
Attendance Clerk - Ms. Emmy Zarlenga
Registrar  847-464-6034
Mrs. Mary Schmitt
Athletic Department  847-464-6038
Ms. Jan Maas
44W625 Plato Road, P.O. Box 68
Burlington, IL  60109


Thank You Veterans! The Students and Staff of CHS Appreciate Our Veterans!

News & Announcements   Important Links

Mark Your Calendar - Important Dates

Monday - Friday - November 9 - 13 - Honor Our Veterans!


Tuesday, Nov. 10 - B Day - Late Start - College/Trade/Military Apparel Day

Nov. 12 - 15 - Fall Musical - Get Your Tickets - Main Office

Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 23 & 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Veteran Reminders!

During the week of November 9th, Central High School would like to honor the Veterans in our community and/or related to members of our community.  Please take a few moments to complete this form (Click here) with the first and last name of a family member, friend, former student/graduate, or relative that did serve or is currently serving in one of the branches of the armed forces.  This information will be published in a program that will be shared with students and community members during the week of November 9th.  
If you have more than one person you would like to add to our program, please submit the form multiple times.  This form will only take a matter of seconds.  Any name submitted by the end of the school day on Friday, October 23rd will be published.  If names are submitted after Friday, October 23rd, we cannot guarantee the name will be published.


BPAC Meetings Announced

All parents/guardians of Spanish speaking ELL students are invited to attend each and every meeting of BPAC (Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee). Parents/guardians of Spanish speaking students who are not currently participating in the ELL Program are also welcome to attend.

BPAC meetings will be held at Country Trails Elementary from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, November 9th

Thursday, January 14th

Tuesday, April 19th  


Dinner will be served and childcare will be provided at each meeting.

On Saturday, March 12th, the district will host a Parent University from 9-12p.m. at Country Trails. The Parent University presentation will be determined at the previous meetings by the BPAC members.

Breakfast and childcare will also be provided at the Parent University.



Attendance Line - Now Operational - 224-990-7101

Student out sick? Student have an early morning appointment? Please call prior to 9:00am so that we can enter the information in our student system. Most important? Make sure your call is recorded. Spell your student's name - Last Name, First Name. Indicate your child's grade level. Be sure to indicate the reason your child will not be in class.

Planning on traveling? Alert the attendance office so that information may be recorded prior to your student being out of class. Pre-arranged absent sheets are available in the office.

Doctor? Dentist? Other health care individual appointment needed? Be sure to ask for a school excuse before leaving the office. Have your student present it to the office so that the absence can be properly recorded.

Student visiting a college/university? They must pre-register and return with signed items from their visit.

Questions? Call for information regarding your child's attendance.


Late Starts at Central High School

Wear your College/Trade/Military Choice for Apparel Day! Not sure of the date? Check the Calendar Highlights. Notice the specially marked Tuesdays throughout the year!

Most importantly - BE on time!


The late bus will begin transporting CHS students home beginning Tuesday, September 15th. The bus will pick you up at 4:20 in the bus loop.  In order to ride the bus, you MUST sign up electronically using the Academic Bus Signup link above (scroll to the top of page, look for the black title bars.) You must sign up by 1:00pm on Monday in order to ride the bus.  If you do not submit the electronic form before 1:00pm on Monday, you will not be able to ride the bus for that week.

Need Driving Hours?

Any student interested in driving hours now must check out the new Drivers' Education site loaded with valuable information. Look closely - BTW (Behind the Wheel) information is also posted. Sign up today!

CHS Water Update:

CHS Community,

We have good news regarding the boil order that has been in place over the last week.  After successful disinfection and testing, the health department has lifted the boil order for Central High School.  The building and grounds department received word of this on Saturday afternoon.  Maintenance staff will be in early on Monday morning to take down signage associated with the boil order alert.
Subsequent testing on our water system will occur quarterly.  After the successful completion of testing for four consecutive quarters, the health department will return to regular annual testing.
CHS 1:1 Rollout Info- Action Required
Students that returned with their Device Agreement Grades 6-12 received their Chromebook on the first day of school. Teachers and students are looking forward to a wonderful year using technology.
1:1 Device Insurance Option
All 1:1 devices have a warranty covering defects, however other damages or loss are not covered. Below is an offering for optional insurance that would cover repair costs to a broken, damaged, or even lost device.
Central 301 has partnered with GoCare insurance with several coverage options.
Please browse to the link below and select the Dell Chromebook 11 under model to browse coverages starting at $42.19.









Local Links

2015 - 2016 District Calendar

2015 - 2016 CHS Bell Schedules

Individual Student Picture Questions?

Contact www.inter-state.com or call 800-952-6450.


Purchase Central High School Yearbook - 2015-16

CHS Driver Education Webpage - Click for more information including BTW opportunities.

Questions about student pictures? Didn't get an order form? Click here for more information from Interstate.



Check Out the Student Produced Rocket Review




Order Your Class Rings

Click to order your 2015-16 yearbook!



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