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Welcome to the Course Selection Process Overview

Important Dates:

  • January 10th, 2024:  9th - 11th grade class meetings with school counselors to prepare for counselor appointment.
  • January 11th - February 9th, 2024: 11th grade students book individual appointments with counselors.
  • January 16th & 17th, 2024: 9th grade students counselor appointments during PE/Health classes.
  • January 18th, 2024: 8th grade orientation at VHHS.
  • January 24th & 25th, 2024: 10th grade students counselor appointments during English classes.
  • February 9th, 2024: Course request/selection window closes. Students will have the opportunity to request course changes again between May & July. Requests will be approved depending on the availability of space/seats in the specific course. 

Parent/Guardian Education Video Series & Resources:

The videos below highlight important topics regarding the course selection process for the 2024-2025 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to watch these videos (videos contain closed captions created by Google Meet) as they prepare to make their course requests and meet with their school counselor. 


In addition to these video resources, this resource document organizes several tools to support families and students during the academic planning process. 


VHHS School Counselor Contact Information

Use the contact information below to contact your student's assigned school counselor regarding any questions relative to the course selection process or developing your student's academic plan. 

Mr. Avila 847-932-2265 juan.avila@d128.org Click Here  
Mr. Downey 847- 932-2264 stephen.downey@d128.org Click Here  
Ms. Garcia 847-932-2031 shannon.garcia@d128.org Click Here  
Ms. Heinlein 847-932-2293 tiffany.heinlein@d128.org Click Here  
Mr. Pien 847-932-2266 daniel.pien@d128.org Click Here  
Ms. Rosenak 847-932-2032 natasha.rosenak@d128.org Click Here  


VHHS Academic Department Chair Contact Information

If a student or family would like to contact a department chair regarding their course placement, their contact information can be found in the table below. 

Department Chair Department Email  Phone Number
Tara Nieves English tara.nieves@d128.org 847-932-2024
Jessica Fernandez EL (English Learner) jessica.fernandez@d128.org 847-932-2033
Tammie Black World Languages tammie.black@d128.org 847-932-2015
Steven Korney Math steven.korney@d128.org 847-932-2012
Mark Prosise Science mark.prosise@d128.org 847-932-2004
Charles Mann Social Studies charles.mann@d128.org 847-932-2089
Andrew Russell Fine Arts andrew.russell@d128.org 847-932-2282
Michael McCaulou Physical Welfare michael.mccaulou@d128.org 847-932-2172
Lynne Benson Career & Technical Education lynne.benson@d128.org 847-932-2317
Kelly Garrison Special Services kelly.garrison@d128.org 847-932-2146
Kyle Muldoon Special Services kyle.muldoon@d128.org 847-932-2302