School Canceled Wed (1/30) and Thur (1/31) Due to Dangerous Cold!

Dear LYHS Families and Friends,

Classes are canceled, and school buildings will be closed Wednesday (1/30) and Thursday (1/31) due to inclement weather forecasted for the remainder of the week.

Schools are Closed Wednesday (1/30) and Thursday (1/31): CPS classes are canceled and school buildings will be closed. District and network offices will be open.

Class is Not in Session Friday (2/1) for Teacher Professional Development Day: Class will not be in session due to previously-scheduled professional development events for staff, which will move forward as planned. District and network offices will be open.

Estimados familiares y amigos de LYHS,
Las clases se cancelaran y los edificios escolares se cerrarán el miércoles (1/30) y el jueves (1/31) debido al mal tiempo previsto para el resto de la semana.

Las escuelas están cerradas el miércoles (1/30) y el jueves (1/31): las clases de CPS se cancelan y los edificios escolares se cerrarán. Las oficinas del distrito y de la red estarán abiertas.

Accepting New Students for February!

A New Year means a new start! Second semester starts Feb. 4th, where will you be?

Are you out of school or don’t have enough credits to graduate from your current school? If you are between the ages of 16 to 21, consider applying to Latino Youth High School. Our accelerated program, just 18 credits, will allow you to earn your high school diploma before its too late. Stop by our office at 2001 S. California Ave, call or text us at (773) 762-9150, or click on the link below to start your application. Don’t miss your chance to walk the stage!


District Action Plan with ISBE

Chicago Public School’s Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services is partnering with the Illinois State Board of Education to provide regular updates to CPS families. They have asked us to distribute the November 2018 ISBE Letter to CPS Staff, Parents and Families and a list of Advocacy Resources for Parents. Links to these letters can be found below:

We are currently seeking an EL / ESL Teacher for the New Year

Position Summary: Under general supervision, the English Language Teacher, also known as the EL or ESL Teacher, serves as a specialist for students who are learning English as a second language. The EL teacher works in a program designed to provide direct English language development instruction in the classroom, small groups and/or individual student settings. In addition to this specific individualized instruction, the EL teacher will assist general education classroom teachers with the selection of appropriate curricula and the development of appropriate strategies to meet the unique needs of English Learners.

Position Requirements:

  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students as developing English learners.
  • Demonstrates native-like and academic language abilities in Spanish and English across the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Knowledge of English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies.
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Coordinates and administers all EL screenings and ACCESS testing.
  • Tracks the progress of all current and former EL students and works with the administration and general education classroom teachers to meet the unique educational needs of all students in the program.
  • Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.

Education / Experience: A valid Illinois Professional Educator’s License with an endorsement in either Bilingual Education (Spanish) or English as a Second Language (grades 9-12) and fluency in both English and Spanish is required.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to our HR department at: