Course Selection Materials
Incoming freshmen will be placed into specific English, Math, and Science courses based on placement test scores and recommendations from 8th grade teachers. Most freshmen at Hoffman Estates High School will participate in two self-selected elective courses. Elective courses provide students the opportunity to pursue special interest areas within the academic curriculum.
A critical part of your child’s transition to Hoffman Estates High School is the selection of elective courses your child would like to participate in during 9th grade. Elective courses provide opportunities for your child to learn about specific areas of interest that may relate to future choices of college majors or career fields.
You will indicate your child’s elective course requests using an online interface accessed through the District 211 Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please log on to the Parent Portal using the individualized account you recently established with the activation key that was mailed to you in late October.
Once in the portal, click the link titled “D211 Elective Course Selection” on the left side of your screen. You will use the interface to indicate two electives plus an alternate request. The deadline to indicate elective course requests is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
In late January, you will receive a notice confirming your child’s placement in English, mathematics and science courses. The notice will also confirm the elective courses that will be included as part of your child’s freshman year course schedule.
For information about specific courses, you can refer to the District 211 Curriculum Guide (https://adc.d211.org/curriculum-guide).
Please contact Student Services Director Jennifer Beers at 847-755-5626 if you have any questions.