Course Offerings

With an average of 350 students in each graduating class, Lake View High School is large enough to offer academic courses that suit nearly any student interest, yet small enough to provide each student with a sense of belonging.

Students working in the classroom

For students who are seeking a more rigorous course of study or the advanced-level curriculum that is looked highly upon by college admissions officers, Lake View offers dozens of Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual-Credit courses beginning freshman year. Students are eligible to move through the academic levels based on academic performance record and teacher recommendations.

LV Honors (H)

Tailored for high-achieving students, Lake View Honors courses cover the same concepts as general education classes but are designed to emulate introductory college courses and provide rigorous college preparatory course work.  Students who take Honors classes receive grades on the five-point scale rather than the traditional four-point grading scale.

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP classes offer motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.  Most US colleges and many international institutions offer college credit to students who earn a 3 or better on Advanced Placement Exams.  Students who take AP classes receive credit on a six-point scale rather than the traditional four-point scale.

AP Capstone

In 2019 LVHS became one of only 21 CPS high schools to offer the uniquely rigorous AP Capstone program. This two-year sequence of courses - AP Seminar and AP Research - engages students in conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, AP Capstone promotes students’ abilities in research, analysis, evidence-  based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. 

Upon program completion, students can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges and universities around the world.


Advanced Placement Program details

Dual Credit (DC)

Dual Credit enrollment provides an opportunity for qualified students to take tuition-free college classes as part of their regular school day through City Colleges of Chicago.  Students who earn a passing grade of C or above will earn high school and college credits concurrently.  Earned credits are transferable to many four-year colleges and universities, reducing the need to take entry-level classes and accelerating the path to a post-secondary degree.  

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