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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
Assistant Secretary - Ms. Cathy Kruse
Attendance  224-990-7101
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
News & Announcements   Important Links

Mark Your Calendar - Important Dates

Friday, April 29 - Vocal Velocity - 7:00pm - Auditorium

Saturday, April 30 - Vocal Velocity - 7:00pm - Auditorium

Monday, May 2 - National Honor Society - 6:00pm

Wednesday, May 4 - National Honor Society Senior Send-off 6:00pm - Auditorium

Friday, May 6 - High School Musical - 7:00pm  Auditorium

Saturday, May 7 - High School Musical - 7:00pm  Auditorium

Monday, May 9 - Percussion Ensemble Concert - 7:00pm Auditorium

Tuesday, May 10 -  Band Concert - 7:00pm Auditorium

Wednesday, May 11 - Choir Concert - 7:00pm Auditorium

Tuesday, May 17 - Undergraduate Awards Night - 7:00pm Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 18 - Last day for seniors without finals!

Thursday - Friday, May 19 - 20 - Senior Finals

Monday, May 23 - Graduation Rehearsal - 7:30am - Gymnasium

Monday, May 23 - Senior Picnic immediately following graduation practice

Tuesday, May 24 - Senior Awards - 7:00pm - Auditorium

Tuesday, May 24 - May 26 - Underclassmen Final Exams

Thursday, May 26 - LAST DAY of SCHOOL!

Friday, May 27 - Graduation at Elgin Community College 7:00pm



Traffic Advisories

Don't let road contruction affect your attendance!!! Check out the Kane County traffic alerts available online. Road construction on Burlington Rd and IL Route 47 is posted. Prepare by making plans to avoid or change your regular route. Be on time to school each day!





CHS Prom 2016  - Party Like Gatsby

Saturday, April 23, 2016 6:00-10:30pm
The Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre
2401 West Higgins Road
(at Barrington Road I-90 interchange)
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
*  No one over the age of 20 years old may attend prom.
*  No one in middle school is allowed to attend prom.
* The night of prom guests must bring the approved guest pass along with an ID.
* NO GUEST PASS and ID = NO admittance.
* No exceptions will be made.  This is your responsibility.
We do accommodate special diets. (Vegetarians, allergies, etc.) Please indicate when
you sign-up for a table if you have any special dietary needs for your dinner.}


Take Special Notice  - You must be on time to prom!  Start time is 6:00 p.m. Anyone arriving later than one hour after the start of prom will NOT be allowed to enter.

Once you enter the building, you WILL NOT be allowed to leave unless you are leaving for the evening.  No one will be allowed to return to their cars once inside the building.

Our school photographer will be there as well as photo booths!

Prom is a formal event.  NO jeans, baseball caps, bandanas, or casual clothing.

Please see Mrs. Lyle or Ms. Stec with any questions.


All applications may be found in Naviance and printed and are also available in the
Guidance Office. All completed applications are due on the deadline date by 3:30 p.m. to
Mrs. Schmitt in the guidance office. No exceptions will be made.
The Lily Lake Grade School PTC Scholarship: Deadline: 4/18/16
Howard B. Thomas Grade School PTO Scholarship: Deadline: 4/22/16
The Hampshire VFW Post #8043 Scholarship: Deadline: 4/29/16
The Hampshire VFW Auxiliary to Post #8043 Scholarship: Deadline: 4/29/16
Burlington Lions Club: Deadline 4/29/2016
Burlington/Plato/Central Alumni Scholarship: Deadline 4/29/2016
Central Education Association Scholarship: Deadline 4/29/2016
CHS Class of 2006 Memorial Scholarship: Deadline 4/30/2016 - Website found only in Naviance

Burlington Goes Bald for Cal's Angels 


Did you know?

The GOLD RIBBON is for childhood Cancer
* Cancer affects all ethnic , gender or socio economic groups
Every day 43 children are diagnosed with cancer
12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive
We have two boys in our school district battling cancer- Riley (HBT) and
Bradley (Country Trails)
How can you help?
* Honor Riley Buckholz and Bradley Godish as we raise awareness and funds for Cal's Angels, a local wish granting organization for kids fighting cancer.
* Shave your head or cut those beautiful locks (locks will be donated for wigs- 8” minimum)
 Come dine at The Lodge - 20% of proceeds given back to Cal’s Angels.
    Sunday April 24, 2016
   The Lodge on 64
41W379 IL-64, St. Charles, IL 60175
       Any questions please call Heide Buckman 630-816-9137



 Did you know???  One of the most important things you can do to achieve academic success is also one of the most basic: going to school every day. In fact, research has shown that your attendance record may be the biggest factor influencing your academic success. 



Senior Finals - Be Prepared!

Seniors may be exempt from a second semester exam if he/she:
a. Has at least a B average for the second semester in the class in question.
b. Has had no Staurday Schools, Temorary Classroom Removal (TCR), or Out of School Suspension during the second semester.
c. Has missed no more than four days of school during the second semester, not including college visits.



Be On Time! Avoid Saturday School

Prepare your clock or clocks! Set your alarm(s)! Plan ahead! Be on time for your bus! if you drive, avoid traffic! Give yourself plenty of time to arrive on time for school! Being Tardy is avoidable with simple planning and scheduling.

Morning doctor appointmet? Don't forget to get Dr. Excuse. Help us, help you with your attendance.


Attendance Line - Now Operational - 224-990-7101

Student out sick? Student have an early morning appointment? Please call prior to 9:00am so that Ms. Zarlenga can enter the information in our student system. Most important? Avoid the attendance call outs. Be sure to make sure your call is recorded including the spelling of your child's (children's) name - Last Name, First Name. Indicate your child's (ren'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 professional's 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 item 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 12:00pm on Monday in order to ride the bus.  If you do not submit the electronic form before 12:00pm on Monday, you will not be able to ride the bus for that week.

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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.


NIU Summer Camps


Check Out the Student Produced Rocket Review




Order Your Class Rings

Click to order your 2015-16 yearbook!



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