NOTE: If you were unable to attend the EPHS Course Selection Parent Night on Jan. 12, 2021, no worries! You can see the slide presentation and view the virtual event at the following links:

► 2021-22 EPHS Course Selection Parent Night | Slide Presentation
2021-22 EPHS Course Selection Parent Night | Video Recording

Rigorous, standards-based instruction that serves the needs of our diverse student body is the foundation of academics at Elmwood Park High School

But the work of our educators is guided not only by state and national learning standards. It is also guided by our commitment to providing students with clear pathways to college and career fulfillment. This commitment is the framework within which our learning community thrives.

EPHS Core Curriculum

English, math, science and social studies are the four subjects that make up our core curriculum. General Studies options and Distinguished Scholars options are available in each subject.



General Studies

  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
    (or American Studies)
  • English IV

Distinguished Scholars

  • English I Honors
  • English II Honors
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • College Composition

General Studies

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II

Distinguished Scholars

  • Core Plus Math I
  • Core Plus Math II
  • Core Plus Math III
  • Core Plus Math IV
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC



General Studies

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Distinguished Scholars

  • Biology Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • AP Physics
  • AP Physics II
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology

General Studies

  • World History
  • U.S. History (or American Studies)
  • Government/Civics

Distinguished Scholars

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP Psychology

College & Career Pathways

Since 2019-20, Elmwood Park High School has offered courses as part of College & Career Pathways, a District 401 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.

Our Goals

Elmwood Park High School seeks to fulfill the following goals in the service of its mission of providing a comprehensive high school education that prepares students to be productive citizens of a diverse, global and interdependent society.

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

To Learn More

For additional information about EPHS academics, including a listing of courses we offer in each academic department, we invite you to visit the pages listed below, or click the links located in the left-hand column of this page.