• Dear Parents/Guardians of Elgin High School:

    We are excited to again support our students with the Fresh Start Program. This program is designed to provide academic tutoring for our students in any of their subject courses. Tutoring will be from 3:00-4:30 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays. An activity bus will be available for students Tuesday - Thursday at 5:00pm. Students may pick up the activity bus in front of door #7. Parents can also make arrangements to pick up their students as well. Fresh Start tutoring will begin this coming Monday, August 30th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Martinez-Ortiz via email:rafaeljosemartinez@u-46.org, or his extension:4857. 

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     Estimados padres/tutores de la escuela secundaria de Elgin:

    Estamos muy contentos de apoyar a nuestros estudiantes en persona a través del Programa de Fresh Start. Este programa fue diseñado para proporcionar tutoría y apoyo académico para nuestros estudiantes en cualquier área de contenido (ciencias, matemáticas, etc.). El horario de tutoría es de 3-4:30 pm de lunes a jueves. Habrá un autobús de actividades de martes a jueves que llevará a los estudiantes cerca de su casa a las 5:00 pm. El autobús estará disponible enfrente de la puerta # 7. Los padres también pueden hacer arreglos y recoger a sus estudiantes.Nuestro primer día de tutoría será el 30 de agosto.  Si tiene alguna pregunta, no duda en cuanto al programa por favor póngase en contacto con el Sr. Martínez-Ortiz a su email:rafaeljosemartinez@u-46.org, o su extensión: 4857. 



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Class 2025: Summer Program
  • Welcome to Elgin High School Class of 2025!


    My name is Rafael Martinez-Ortiz, Assistant Principal for Freshman of Success. My main responsibility is to make sure that our 9th graders have a successful high school experience and transition.


    What success for a 9th grader looks like?

    As we recognize the diversity and assets that all of our students bring to the classroom and our community, there are key indicators that shows that a student is succesful during their freshman year:

    1. Passing all core classes (Math, Science, English and Social Science) and earn 10 credits by the end of their freshman year. Research shows that incoming freshmen that “pass all their academic classes will most likely graduate from high school in four years” . Many students think that high school is difficult, but in reality their is a higher increase of the academic effort in your classes. Your particpation, completion of assignments and classwork (formative assessments) and summative assessments will help you to develop the skills that you need to be college and career ready. Always look at every challenge with a growth mindset. Finally, look for help if you need. Know that your counselor, teachers, administrators and social workers are here for you and to help you. 

    2. Involvement in extracurricular activities. "Recent research suggests that participation in extracurricular activities may increase students' sense of engagement or attachment to their school, and thereby decrease the likelihood of school failure and dropping out (Lamborn et al, 1992; Finn, 1993)". We offer many opportunities for you in Elgin High School. Please be engaged and think about your legacy in four years. What do you want to leave behind for the generations to come? Be involved in sports, clubs, or advisory committees. Your voice is important to us and for the community. You can make a difference and the experience better for the incoming freshman that will come after you! Be a positive role model and advocate for what is right. 


    If you have any questions, please contact me at rafaeljosemartinez@u-46.org, and follow me in Twitter.  Also, contact me in my phone: 847-888-5100 extension 4857.