Mundelein High School Academics

Course Guide

District 120 Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Mundelein High School, students must complete 22 overall academic credits.  Specifics on the number of specific credits is listed on the side.  In addition, there are other graduation requirements set by the Illinois State Board of Education: 

  • The SAT test from College Board is administered during the spring of the student’s junior year. 
  • The Illinois and United States Constitution Exams are administered in the American Government & Politics course.
  • Participate in 4.0 units of approved English
  • Participate in 3.0 units of approved Math
  • Participate in 2.0 units of approved Science
  • Participate in 2.5 units of approved Social Science
  • Participate in 4.0 units of approved Health/PE
  • Participate in 0.5 units of Personal Finance or Economics

MHS Course Selection Guide

MHS Course Selection Guide graduation requirements includes all courses in the context of a Program of Study, the Common Core State Standards and NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.  

Course Guide Features:

  • Prerequisites
  • Grade level criteria
  • Number of semesters
  • Number of credits
  • Course description
  • 6 units of elective credits

Current MHS students will begin course selection for the next academic year in November.  8th grade students will receive a mailing packet in late December explaining the course selection process.  In addition, the Class of 2026 Night event held in January will begin the course selection process for 8th grade students.


Step 1: Planning out your program
  • Align course with post-secondary plans.
  • Review and discuss the Programs of Study with your son/daughter


Step 2: Looking Ahead
  • Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will fill up to 7 periods for the year. See 4-year plan

Step 3: Make Your Appointment-January
  • Counselors will schedule individual appointments with each student.
  • Students bring course selection worksheet to counselor meeting.
What to expect:
  • A review of the graduation requirements
  • Course selections
  • Post high school planning


* Contact our Guidance Department for questions at (847) 949-2200

Department Guides

Applied Arts: Business Education
Applied Arts: Family & Consumer Science
PLTW - Project Lead the Way
Applied Arts: Industrial Tech
Applied Arts: Television & Media
Social Studies
Specialized Courses
Fine Arts: Art
Technology Campus
Fine Arts: Music
Fine Arts: Theatre
World Languages