Incoming Freshman Registration

Welcome 2020-21 LFHS Incoming Freshman Class of 2024!

Dear Incoming Freshmen Families,

Welcome to Lake Forest Community High School District 115. The following timeline of important events and deadlines has been developed to assist with the transition from middle school to LFHS. This registration timeline explains the process for incoming LFHS freshmen for the Fall of 2020.

Questions can be directed to Cindy Rogna, Educational Services,  or 847.582.7317.


Step 1: Pre-Registration

The first step in the process is to pre-register your student. This information will be imported into our student information system and allow us to begin planning for the upcoming school year. You will want to return to this page after completing the pre-registration process.

Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2019 - A reminder to parents to complete the pre-registration process by Wednesday, January 29 in order for students to meet with counselors to select courses for next school year (SEE STEP 4 BELOW).

Click HERE to begin the pre-registration process.

Please note: parents who currently have students registered at LFHS can use their existing login and password to pre-register their incoming Freshman.

Step 2: Review Curriculum Videos

These videos describe the curriculum offerings for freshmen within each department. Watch them as many times as you want and bring questions to the Scout Experience for Instructional Directors to answer.


Step 3: Attend the Scout Experience

Thursday, January 23, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Fieldhouse & Competition Gym
LFHS East Campus, 1285 N. McKinley Rd
(Shuttle buses will be available at the City of Lake Forest
remote lot at the corner of Scott and McKinley Rd. beginning at 6pm)

We are planning a fun night for students and families that will highlight all we have to offer at LFHS. This event will feature student and administrator presentations in the Competition Gym followed by a Clubs and Activities exhibit in the Fieldhouse and tours of the school. It is a highly interactive evening designed to show future Scouts all of the great opportunities that await them.


Step 4: Meet with a Counselor to plan classes for freshman year (February, 2020)

LFHS Counselors will visit the Lake Bluff and Deer Path Middle Schools in February to meet with families and enter course requests. Families will be sent a link in early February to make an appointment for one of these meetings. Families of students in private schools will be sent a link to make an appointment for a scheduling meeting at Lake Forest High School.

Please note: Students with an IEP will be contacted by their 8th grade special education case manager to schedule an IEP transition meeting at Lake Forest High School to review and finalize supports and select courses. Students with 504 plans will be contacted by the case managers at the middle school to schedule an annual review of their 504 plan and select courses.

  • Deer Path Middle School - Thursday, February 6, 9:00am - 5:00 pm; Friday, February 7, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
  • Lake Bluff Middle School - Thursday, February 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Private Schools will meet at Lake Forest High School on Wednesday, February 26, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

YOU MUST bring your student’s CERTIFIED, ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE and at least THREE documents verifying residency to your student’s course selection appointment. (SEE STEP 5 BELOW).

Step 5: Verification of Residency & Enrollment and Course Selection

In order to attend Lake Forest High School, you must verify residency to complete the enrollment process. To do this, you MUST bring your student’s CERTIFIED, ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE and at least THREE documents verifying residency to your student’s course selection appointment. Click here to view a list of acceptable verification of residency documents.

Questions related to verification of residency and enrollment can be directed to Tiffany Smith,

Step 6: Complete Online Registration and Pay School Fees

All families who have completed pre-registration and verification of residency and enrollment, will receive a SnapCode email in the spring to complete their online registration and pay fees for the 2020-21 school year.

To attend Textbook & Chromebook Pick-Up, participate in Fall athletics, and start school in August, the online registration and fee payment process must be completed by the registration deadline.