Welcome incoming Freshmen! As you begin your high school journey, LTHS is here to help you explore your interests, develop your skills and talents, and reach your fullest potential. Please review the information here to prepare for your course registration for next fall. Recently, informational packets with course recommendations were mailed out to families with specific information pertaining to your incoming student. We highly recommend completing the online registration at home.
Freshman Year Course Selection
The Freshman Center school day consists of eight periods. Below is a schedule worksheet to help families understand how the course selection process works:
1 English Placement level determined by Department Chair 2 Math Placement level determined by Department Chair 3 Biology Placement level determined by Department Chair 4 Lunch/Homeroom Every student has lunch opposite homeroom/resource 5 PE Select PE 9 6 Digital Pathways Student chooses one:
Digital Pathways Rotation: Business/Family & Consumer Science/Fine Arts/Applied Technology (BUS/FACS/ART/TECH) or
▶️ Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles or
▶️ Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Introduction to Engineering Design
7 Elective Student chooses, unless Required Elective🞷 has been determined to be necessary 8 Elective Student chooses, unless Required Elective🞷 has been determined to be necessary
🞷Required Electives include High School Reading, Math Enrichment, and Learning Strategies. These classes will be added to the student’s schedule if deemed necessary by the appropriate department chair.
These are the different elective options available to freshmen. The course descriptions for these electives are available in the Course Catalog and Planning Guide, located under the Support & Wellness tab, under Academic Counseling. Click on the course title for a description and on the ▶️ icon to watch a short video.Business & TechnologyFamily & Consumer SciencesSocial StudiesVisual & Performing Arts ▶️
World Languages & Cultures ▶️Possible Required Electives
- Introduction to Drawing & Design 🞷
- Introduction to Painting & 3-D Design 🞷
- Ceramics 1 🞷
- Digital Photography 🞷
- Freshman Choir ＋
- Freshman Band ＋
If deemed necessary by the appropriate department chair, these classes will be added to your child’s schedule.🞷 Semester-long course＋ Courses requiring department chair recommedation
Physical and Dental Exam Requirements
By state law, all students entering 9th grade must have a complete physical exam documenting all immunizations and a dental exam.
Parents/Guardians should schedule medical and dental appointments as soon as possible and submit exam documentation to the Central Campus Nurse as soon as it is completed. Physicals are due no later than July 1, 2022.
Physical and Dental forms may be emailed/scanned to email@example.com or faxed 815-588-8279, dropped off, or mailed to:LTHS-Central Campus
1222 S. Jefferson Street
Lockport, IL 60441
School physicals must be dated within one year from the start of school, and are valid for 13 months from the date of the exam. School physicals do count as a sports physical if the physician checks the Interscholastic Sports box on the backside of the exam form. Sports Physicals, however, do not count as school physicals.
Dental Forms must be dated after November 15, 2021.
Physical and dental forms can also be found under the I am Parent tab under Health Services.
Activities & Clubs
Lockport Township High School sponsors 50 clubs and activities. Students are strongly encouraged to get involved to find their interests, make friends, develop skills, gain experience, and build their future. Complete information about all of the clubs may be found on the Activities page.
The LTHS sponsors 30 athletic teams. High School sports offer excellent opportunities for students to develop leadership and teamwork skills, learn time management, and maintain physical health and wellness. For specific questions, please contact the Athletic Department. Check back to the Athletic page for summer camp opportunities.