Academics at Palatine High School
Palatine High School offers many curricular opportunities to its students, who are encouraged to take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities during their high school career. Palatine High School values the uniqueness of every student, which is why we offer a wide array of course selections that can help students discover and develop their individual talents, skills and interests.
Beginning in January of each year, counselors and teachers assist students in the selection of courses for the following school year. Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s counselor to assist in this process. A list of courses selected by the student is made available for review and approval in late February. In addition to offering courses that meet high school graduation requirements, most departments offer elective courses that, if taken, assist a student prepare for college admission requirements or other post-secondary academic aspirations.
Student grades are reported by semesters. Each semester is made up of 18 weeks. Parents are informed of their student’s progress at 6 and 12 week intervals. Additionally, all parents may view the status of their students in classes by using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.