Leyden District 212 Career Pathways

  • Welcome to the Career Pathways Website!


    This site is designed to be a one-stop-shop in helping Leyden students determine their high school and postsecondary plans.

    Thank you! -We would like to thank District 214 for their innovative work in this area and for being the inspiration for this website.


    Excellence Award 


    The Excellence Award is a special recognition that we as a district believe every one of our students should be striving for. In 2012, administrators, teachers, and most importantly, students, met to establish key categories that define excellence at Leyden. We believe that if a student achieves all seven of these qualifications they deserve special recognition and mention at the end of their high school career during the graduation ceremony. We also believe that every student entering Leyden has the opportunity to earn the Excellence Award.

    The following seven categories are used to determine recipients: 

    1. Participate in two clubs, sports, and/or activities during his/her high school career.
    2. Demonstrate community involvement by volunteering for 20 hours during his/her high school career.
    3. Earn 24 credits.
    4. Earn a 2.5 GPA.
    5. Demonstrate good citizenship with no suspensions or athletic code violations.
    6. Maintain a 95% attendance rate during his/her junior and senior years.
    7. Complete a capstone or Advanced Placement course.



    Leyden Parent University


    Ledyen Parent University is designed to educate parents & guardians on how to empower their children to navigate high school with motivation to do their best so that they have options to choose from following high school! LPU offers a changing menu of 13 presentation topics. Each year, parents and guardians are free to choose three sessions to attend that best suit the needs of their family’s postsecondary planning. All sessions are presented in both English and Spanish.  This event is typically held on the second Saturday of May and alternates between the East and West Campus.


    Careers and Community Outreach 

    The Careers and Community Outreach office supports Career and Technical Education Programs, works with local school districts as a part of the DVR organization, and Coordinates the Co-Op program. Through this office, Leyden students have opportunities for dual credit, dual enrollment, job shadowing experiences, mini-internships, and coordinated volunteer opportunities.  The Director of Careers and Community Outreach, Mr. Frank Holthouse, can be reach at fholthouse@leyden212.org or by calling (847) 451-3031.


    Student Services

    The Student Services department provides comprehensive programs and services to promote the academic, social/emotional, and career readiness potential of all students. Student Services professionals are student advocates who work in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community organizations to support the academic, social/emotional, and career readiness needs of all students throughout their high school career in order to assist each student in preparing for their lives after high school.

    East Leyden Student Services      |      West Leyden Student Services