Alternative High School

  • • Are you interested in registering for an Adult Continuing Education Program? 
    • Please fill out this interest form for upcoming Classes HERE

    Earn a District 211 Diploma for FREE!

    Classes Meet Monday – Thursday Evenings 6:00-10:00 p.m. for 16 Weeks 

    Any further questions, please contact the district Continuing Education office at 847-755-6820 or Anthony Ganas

    All dates and locations are subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines. 



    If you are interested in signing up for this program please click on this interest form:

    Call the Continuing Education Office at 847-755-6820 or email





    A mandatory orientation/testing the week of December 5, 2023, and January 9, 2024 from 6-9 p.m. AT HEHS, ROOM 49 FOR ALL NEWLY REGISTERED STUDENTS.

    Alternative High School classes begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.  All classes are 16 weeks in length. The last class will vary depending upon the day of the week the class meets.

    Monday only will begin on Monday, January 22, 2024, and end on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

    Tuesday only will begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and end on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

    Wednesday only will begin on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, and end on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

    Tuesday and Thursday classes will begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and end on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

    Monday and Wednesday classes will begin on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, and end on Monday, May 6, 2024.


    Classes will not meet
    Monday, January 15, 2024
    Monday, February 19, 2024
    Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28, 2024

    Finals for Monday-only classes will be given on Monday, May 13, 2024.
    Finals for Tuesday-only classes will be given Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
    Finals for Wednesday-only classes will be given Wednesday, May 8, 2024.
    Finals for Tuesday/Thursday classes will be given on Thursday, May 9, 2024.
    Finals for Monday/Wednesday classes will be given on Monday, May 13, 2024.

    Attendance is mandatory the first week of classes and for all final exams. Loss of course credit results in absences on these days.


    Scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.; HEHS Auditorium


    This program is designed to meet the educational needs of students whose high school education has been interrupted. Graduation requirements are similar to day school. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. Students who enter the Alternative High School officially withdraw from their day school. Permanent records will remain on file with the Alternative High School. Preliminary registration requires the approval of the student services director if a current District 211 student. Older students and students new to District 211 may contact the director of continuing education for additional information. Appointments are required for all interested students in order to complete the registration process. Please call (847) 755-6820 with any questions.


    Testing MUST be completed by all students registering for semester classes, regardless if you have been in the program previously.  All testing will be done at Hoffman Estates High School.  The testing is a standardized reading test that the state requires of all individuals enrolled in the program.  Testing usually takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. Dates of testing will be listed in the registration form online.  You MUST choose a date to test.


    Alternative High School is held in person at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates.

    Emergency Information

    If it is necessary to cancel classes because of inclement weather or an emergency situation, we will notify the news media. Please check our website at or listen to one of the local area radio stations. The announcement will be: “Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 evening classes have been cancelled.” The decision to cancel classes is made by 4:00 p.m. Day school cancellation DOES NOT automatically mean night school is cancelled. 

    The Alternative High School is funded by the United States Department of Education, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois State Board of Education, and Township High School District 211.


    All District 211 facilities are tobacco, drug, and alcohol free. The possession and use of these substances on campus is prohibited. District 211 Rules and Regulations are in effect during the operation of the Alternative High School Credit Program. 


    The Alternative High School office is located in Room 49. Please call the office at 847-755-6820 or email Anthony Ganas at

Alternative High School Catalog 2024

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.
If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.