• CHSD 117 recognized among 2020 Best School Districts in America

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    CHSD 117 recognized among 2020 Best School Districts in America
  • Wind Ensemble wins “Best of the Day” Award

    On April 13, our Wind Ensemble participated in IHSA Organizational Contest at Harvard High School…

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    Wind Ensemble wins “Best of the Day” Award
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  • AP Boot Camp

    Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday, August 6 from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm at Lakes Community High School.

  • Summer Freshman Academy

    A summer of opportunity for academic growth, as well as a stepping stone to a great transition to high school.

student spotlight

Jacob Slabosz

Jacob Slabosz has been awarded an all-expense-paid three-week study trip award to Germany this summer!

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Connections Newsletter

The community magazine for Antioch, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst



Our Strategic Plan is divided into six domains where we want to maintain excellence or see growth. We track our progress with data that relates our goals through Greatness Indicators. As an added layer of progress reporting, we track our plan’s health globally as well as within each of the six plan domains. Look for our Plan Health Indicator within each domain.


Educator Spotlight
Charlie Trout:

Charlie Trout has been at Antioch Community High School for 33 years and is retiring at the end of this school year. Charlie has been a coach, a union president, and a social studies. He has had a positive impact on the community, the students, and the staff. Many of his former students have returned to ACHS as educators and are carrying on Charlie's legacy of high quality instruction. We will miss seeing Charlie in the classroom but are fortunate that he will continue coaching soccer. He considers himself a link to the past, but his talents in the present are making a difference on the future!

Educator Spotlight
An Adept Educator:

Working outside of one's comfort zone is never easy. However, adept educators make it look so. One such example is Michael Riggs. Since last year, he has been not only teaching concert orchestra, chamber orchestra, and making trips to the sender schools to help their orchestra teachers, but also teaching Advanced Placement Seminar. In this unique course, Mr. Riggs helps students work in groups to conduct a research paper, present findings, and take a two-hour written exam in which students write four different analysis essays. Mr. Riggs has accepted this challenge and is helping the students at ACHS excel. As one ACHS student put it, "he is an amazing conductor—he is selfless and always helps others."

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    Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

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    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

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    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670