Academic Departments & Programs


The academic departments of Elmwood Park High School offer more than 100 courses to meet the needs and interests of our students. 

These courses are fully aligned with Illinois Learning Standards and, where applicable (i.e., English language arts and mathematics), with Common Core Standards.


Dedicated to Student Success


Our academic departments and programs provide instruction in the following areas:

► Art
► Business
► Career & Technical Education
► Driver Education
► English
► English Language Learner
► Foreign Language

► Health Education
► Mathematics
► Music
► Physical Education
► Science
► Social Studies
► Special Education

The EPHS curriculum is designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. This success begins in the classroom but continues as our students leave District 401 and move on to institutions of higher learning and the workforce.


Roadmap to Student Success


By following the Four-Year Course Plan Guidelines developed by the EPHS Counseling Office, students will stay on track to satisfy all requirements for graduation.

They will also remain on track for college and career readiness, including the opportunity to earn duel credit at Triton College while still in high school.


College & Career Pathways


Beginning in 2019-20, Elmwood Park High School will offer courses as part of District 401's College & Career Pathways, a new initiative focused on better aligning EPHS and Elm Middle School curricula with the post-secondary pursuits of our students.

The goal of the College & Career Pathways is to better prepare D401 students to compete and succeed in the global economy.

With the help of aligned programs of study and pathway exploration, students will graduate with well-developed post-secondary plans, stronger experiential learning opportunities and a diverse set of skills suited for academic and career success.


To Learn More


For more information about our academic departments and programs, including descriptions of courses offered by each department, please visit the links below.