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School Mission Statement:

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East Saint Louis Senior High School is committed to empowering every student to persevere, learn, and thrive by providing a safe and nurturing environment with opportunities to explore employment, enrollment, enlistment, or entrepreneurship, and by challenging and supporting all students to achieve high levels of learning.

School Vision:

East St. Louis Senior High School will create a culture of high expectations and maximize learning experiences as students are challenged by teachers and peers to work collaboratively for overall success. Students will be fully prepared with college and career readiness skills as they advance to compete in a global society fully prepared for their future.



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Enhanced Academic Programs

Advanced Placement Program (AP): ESTLHS students have the opportunity to enroll in 11 AP courses, including courses in 4 core subject areas: Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. 

Dual Credit: ESTLHS, in partnership with Southwestern Illinois College, provides students an opportunity to earn college credit through Dual Credit and/or Dual Enrollment. Dual Credit allows students to earn high school and college credit. Dual Enrollment allows a student to earn college credit.

AVID: AVID Secondary (grades 6-12) is an essential component of the AVID College Readiness System and is designed to enable schoolwide implementation of AVID’s proven instructional methodologies and content area best practices to improve outcomes for all students. AVID Secondary goes beyond the AVID Elective course to affect an entire campus or district by creating a college-going culture that increases the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and their lives beyond.

Career and Technical Education Program

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East St. Louis Senior High School is home to a robust career and technical education (CTE) program. Students enrolled in CTE have the opportunity to participate in internships and job-shadowing programs with key partners, such as Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Ameren UE.

CTE  offers the following elective programs:

Certified Nursing Assistant and Cosmetology students are eligible to sit for state licenses upon completion of CTE coursework.

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  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Education
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Cosmetology
  • Construction Trades
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Trades
  • Welding Technology
  • Radio/Video Production