News + Events

AP Exam Purchase MUST be Completed Before November 1

Back in mid-July, all LFHS Students taking AP Courses (and their families) received an email and hard copy letter about the changes regarding the College Board AP registration process.  As you know, the College Board has moved the AP registration process from the spring to the fall of the school year.  This change is non-negotiable.  As a result, and as soon as possible, please have your student complete the required steps listed below:

  • Sign in to using your College Board student account login.
  • Join your AP Class Section after receiving your Join Code(s) from your AP Teacher(s)
  • Use the Online Payments link on the LFHS Homepage to visit the LFHS Web-Store before NOVEMBER 1st and purchase your AP Exam.

 (Exam Cost $94 or Capstone $142)

Please click here to read additional important information!

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Schedule of Events!

Spirit Week - Sept 16-20
  • Monday: Jersey Day
  • Tuesday: Western Day
  • Wednesday: Decades Day!
  • Thursday: Class Distinction Day
    • Freshmen: Preppy
    •       Sophomore: Hats
    •       Junior: USA
    •       Senior: Toga!
    •       Staff: College Shirts
  • Friday: All Out Scout!

Look to purchase your Homecoming t-shirt ($10) during lunch periods during homecoming week.

Pep Rally - Sept 20

The Pep Rally will take place during the last hour of school so that everyone is ready for the big game later that night.

Homecoming Luau and Game

Luau BBQ for Students and Staff
Friday, September 20, 5:30pm. Come to West Campus and cheer on the sophomore team while attending the Luau BBQ. Food and drinks are provided. We have cowbells, stickers, face paint (and more) to be all geared up for the game!

Homecoming Football Game

Friday, September 20, 7:30pm vs Lake Zurich.

Aloha - Don't forget to wear your Homecoming shirt and Hawaiian best to the game.

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming Dance is Saturday September 21 from 7:00pm-9:30pm - Tickets are ON SALE NOW online (Monday Sept. 9 - Friday Sept. 20 at noon). Tickets MUST be purchased in advance as there are no sales at the door. Tickets are $20 a person LINK TO PURCHASE:

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Lake Forest High School is participating in an attendance competition against other high schools in Lake County. Our goal is to be the top high school with the best attendance percentage during the week of September 9 - 13. With your support, it is definitely within our reach. We hope that all Scouts will attend school during this week and throughout the semester.

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Lake Forest High School Sophomores are invited to participate in a SophCollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT assessment on Wednesday, October 16. Participating in this practice SAT assessment will provide students an authentic testing experience and effective feedback on their performance. Sophomore participation in this assessment is completely voluntary.  All LFHS Juniors are taking this assessment. The Sophomore students that elect to take the PSAT/NMSQT will join the Juniors being assessed.
Please note: This PSAT/NMSQT assessment is used to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
Any sophomore who would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT must register by Wednesday, September 18, 2019 using the following link. LFHS Soph PSAT/NMSQT 2019 registration

Read more About News & Events about SophCollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT Assessment - Register by Sept 18

Dear Class of 2024 Family:

We are utilizing multiple data points to assist with determining each student's placement. In the absence of a standard assessment given across all of our feeder districts, Lake Forest High School administers the PSAT 8/9 at our West Campus to all students with intentions of registering at LFHS.

The address of our West Campus is: 300 S. Waukegan Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045.

We are offering the assessment on the following two dates:

Saturday, October 12 at  WEST CAMPUS of LFHS (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)  OR
Saturday, October 19 at  WEST CAMPUS of LFHS (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

Sign up for the PSAT 8/9 by completing this form no later than Tuesday, October 8:

Read more About News & Events about Attenton 8th Grade Families: Sign up for the PSAT 8/9 by Oct 8

This year, we will offer an ACT Test Prep Course in the fall and an SAT Test Prep Course in the winter. Both courses will be free of charge to junior LFHS students. The ACT Test Prep Course will begin on October 5, 2019, and targets the December 14, 2019, ACT Test offered at Lake Forest High School.

Students registered for the LFHS ACT Test Prep course will receive support in English: Reading and Writing, Science, and Math. Additionally, students will learn testing strategies to support their success on the test. Classes will meet Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Students are strongly encouraged to attend every session.  Register for LFHS ACT Test Prep CourseIf you are absent for two or more of the course dates below, you will be required to return your study guide or pay for the cost of the book ($20.30).

Registration for the ACT Test Prep course does not mean that students are automatically registered for the December 14, 2019 ACT test. Please register your student for the ACT test no later than  September 15, 2019. You can use this ACT test Registration link to register.

Read more About News & Events about Register for LFHS ACT Test by Sept 15 / ACT Test Prep Course Begins Oct 5

Employer Partners Needed!

The Lake Forest High School Career Connections programs are designed to help students explore career opportunities while still at Lake Forest High School. Our first program is Open Doors, which takes place on November 7-8.

Students job shadow at chosen organizations to learn about professional life in that setting. We look for Employer Partners to mentor our students by offering a variety of job opportunities.

To register as an Employer Partner, use this link!

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logo for Business Incubator program at Lake Forest High SchoolThe LFHS Foundation is in need of committed community members, engaging business leaders, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs to help guide and mentor Business Incubator students through the process of developing business plans. There are 15 teams of students enrolled in the 2019-2020 classes at LFHS and we need some additional coaches and mentors at this point. Interested?  LEARN MORE at or contact Rich Chun at

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