LYHS Students – Take this Survey

Attention all LYHS students – please complete the following Google form.

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues Latino Youth High School may have to move to a completely online format for the rest of the school year. As a result, we need to be able to contact you quickly and assess whether you can access an online, e-learning platform.

Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding coronavirus

Dear LYHS Students, Staff, and Families,

The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share with you information that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published for schools throughout the state.

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary.

The IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

To see the complete recommendations to schools from IDPH, please click here. We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping to keep our school community healthy.


James J. Hurlburt

Director of Education

Win a Trip to Japan!

Win a trip to Japan! If you’re between the ages of 17 to 23 you could win a free trip to Japan by entering the “Letter to My Parents” contest.

To win, write a letter to your parents that describes how you would improve your family’s relationship and then fill out the application by following the link below. Deadline is January 17th – don’t delay, apply today, and win a trip to Japan!

We’re open tomorrow!

Latino Youth High School is open tomorrow and will remain open regardless of the CPS/CTU strike. All students are required to attend. Please be on time (i.e. 8:00 a.m.) and in uniform with your thinking caps on!

English Teacher Wanted for 2019-2020 School Year

Latino Youth High School (LYHS) seeks to challenge students with rigorous academics and relentless support so that they can recast themselves as resilient, empowered adults who will succeed in high school, college, and beyond. We’re looking for a teacher who believes that ALL students can learn and who has the skills and mindset to make it happen!

Latino Youth High School offers Chicago area students a second chance to obtain a high school diploma. Our charter school incorporates a student-centered approach emphasizing individualized instruction coupled with additional support services such as parenting groups for young mothers, counseling, and leadership development. LYHS provides a safe and respectful environment for young persons who have not found success in larger, more traditional schools. LYHS is a campus of the Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS) with additional funding and services provided by the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).

Overview: Latino Youth High School (LYHS) seeks a rock star English teacher to join our team of educators. Must hold an active Illinois professional educators license (PEL) with an endorsement in English Language Arts and the belief that ALL students can learn!

Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Create engaging lessons to implement Common Core State Standards
• Create weekly lesson plans based on the curriculum that provide the appropriate modifications and accommodations to meet the needs of all students.
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
• Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and participate in staff orientation and training.
• Experienced and knowledge of project-based learning
• Connects daily objectives to real-world issues in order to develop the students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Education: At least a Bachelor’s degree, a current Illinois professional educators license (PEL) and an endorsement in English Language Arts (Type 09). ESL endorsement a plus!

Contact: Please send your resume to and

Visitation and Funeral Service for Marlen

Mount Auburn Funeral Home
4101 South Oak Park Ave
Stickney, IL 60402
(708) 749-2033

May 23 – Visitation 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 24 – Visitation 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 25 – Funeral 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Chapel service at 11:00 a.m.)

Website: Schedule and Service

To the Family and Friends of Marlen

On behalf of the administration, faculty, and students of Latino Youth High School, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez. 

The tragic circumstances of her senseless death only increase our present sorrow. Marlen will be remembered as a sweet, beautiful, and hardworking young woman who strove to make a better life for herself and her family. 

As a community, we must gather together to mourn her loss and celebrate the precious impact her life had on both students and faculty alike. As the LYHS community grieves her passing, the shared and happy memories of her time spent at school offer some consolation.

Grief counselors will be available at the school throughout the week to help students, parents, and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss. 

Please keep Marlen and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


James J. Hurlburt
Director of Education
Latino Youth High School

Classes tomorrow, May 6th!

Classes resume tomorrow, May 6th! We are open!!!

Las clases se reanudan mañana, 6 de mayo! ¡¡¡Estamos abiertos!!!

Strike Update

Strike Update: Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union regarding their salary demands. We are continuing the negotiations and have asked a federal mediator to come to our Sunday meeting in hopes we can find a path to move forward. If you are interested in what federal mediators do please click on the link below for more details. Updates will be posted here and on our school’s website as new information becomes available.

Actualización de la huelga: desafortunadamente, no hemos podido llegar a un acuerdo con el Chicago Teachers Union con respecto a sus demandas salariales. Continuamos las negociaciones y hemos pedido a un mediador federal que venga a nuestra reunión del domingo con la esperanza de que podamos encontrar un camino para avanzar. Si está interesado en lo que hacen los mediadores federales, haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener más detalles. Las actualizaciones se publicarán aquí y en el sitio web de nuestra escuela a medida que haya nueva información disponible.

Website: Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

Strike Continues – No Classes Friday

Sadly, the strike will continue. Classes are canceled for tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd. The building will be open for any student who needs a safe place to stay, breakfast and lunch service will be provided. We hope that classes will resume, Monday, May 6th. Please continue to check our Facebook page or website for further updates.

Lamentablemente, la huelga continuará. Las clases se cancelan para mañana, viernes 3 de mayo. El edificio estará abierto para cualquier estudiante que necesite un lugar seguro donde quedarse, se proporcionará servicio de desayuno y almuerzo. Esperamos que las clases se reanuden, el lunes 6 de mayo. Por favor continúe revisando nuestra página de Facebook o sitio web para más actualizaciones