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Student Handbook 23-24

Student Handbook

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:


At Lyons Township High School District 204, our vision is that all students graduate prepared for life, career, and college success and our mission is to empower all students in their quest for a fulfilling life. As our students engage in their LT Experience, they will have access to an environment that is physically and emotionally safe, an academic curriculum that is comprehensive, challenging, and prepares them for life after high school, and a wide variety of co-curricular activities that meet their interests and needs. Each and every student plays a role in creating a school community, culture and learning environment that is safe, positive, inclusive and engaging. The District 204 Student Handbook outlines policies, expectations, resources, and other information that is essential for students and families as we collectively strive to maintain and uphold the core values of District 204:

  • Excellence through Continuous Improvement and Stewardship
  • Safety and Well-Being
  • Connected Families and a Collaborative Community
  • Innovation, Relevancy, and Readiness for the Future
  • Healthy Relationships to Ensure Trust, Respect and Engagement
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence
  • Clear Communication and Effective Collaboration

The District 204 Student Handbook has been reorganized to provide you with essential information in an easily accessible resource. As the Student Handbook Committee was completing its review and reorganization of the handbook, the committee reviewed the Illinois Principals’ Association Model Handbook and other local, Illinois school district handbooks as points of reference and comparison.  The result is a District 204 Student Handbook that is organized, user friendly and includes updated language that is aligned with Illinois School Code and District 204 Board Policy. Hyperlinks to specific legal references, school code, and board policy are included within the handbook.

We encourage parents/guardians and students to read the handbook carefully and discuss its contents as it is a relevant resource for all students and families.  

Included are the following sections: District Information, District Calendar, Nondiscrimination & Grievance Procedures, Residency, Attendance, Student Health, School Resources, Specialized Services and Instruction, Academic Programs and Policies, Assessment and Research, Safe School Environment, Student Discipline, Student Records, and Student Activities and Athletics.

This handbook is posted as a way of notifying you of the expectations, policies, and procedures of Lyons Township High School and may be amended during the year without notice.  Applicable sections of the 2023-24 Lyons Township High School Handbook also include references to District 204 Board Policy For more detailed curricular information, please refer to the Academic Program Guide.  

We wish all of our students and families a safe, productive and engaging 2023-24 school year!


Dr. Jennifer Tyrrell