Effingham High School Curriculum Guide 

Each course identified includes the name of the course, the department, prerequisites, text reading level, amount of credit gained from taking the course, and the length of the course. Each identified course includes a syllabus description with objectives, organized by the Illinois Learning Standards, with which they are aligned.

Course Catalog

EHS Course Catalog 

Curriculum Guides by Department

Business  |  Career/Technical  |  EnglishFine Arts  |  Foreign Language  | Family/Consumer Science  |  Health  |  Industrial Arts  |  Math  |  Other  |  Science  |  Social Studies  |  Technology




Fine Arts

Foreign Language

Family/Consumer Science


Industrial Arts




Social Studies


Course Catalog

EHS Course Catalog 

Graduation Requirements

3-1/2 units of English

  • 1 unit of English I
  • 1 unit of English II
  • 1/2 unit of English II-Speech
  • 1 unit of English III

2 units of Social Studies

  • 1/2 unit of American Hist. I
  • 1/2 unit of American Hist. II
  • 1/2 unit of American Hist. III
  • 1/2 unit of American Govt.

3 units of Math

  • 3 units of math electives

2 units of Science

  • 1 unit of Exp. Science
  • 1 unit of Science elective

11/2 units of Business/Tech

  • 1/2 unit of Comp/Tech
  • 1/2 unit of Bus/Tech Con
  • 1/2 Bus/Tech elective

1/2 unit of Health

Total Units: 23
(must be enrolled in at least 6 units each year.)

Additional Requirements

Students must satisfy state requirements for Consumer Education and Career Education by passing Business and Technical Concepts (included in Business/Technology requirement)

Must satisfy district and state requirements for Safety and Health Education by passing health.

Must be enrolled in Physical Education for four years.