Visit the CHS Counseling website for academic, course and graduation requirements; test prep links; academic summer camps; scholarship opportunities; and tutoring information.
Click this link to view the 2020-21 CHS Course Offering Guide: 2021-22 Course Offering Guide
Academics: Advanced Placement Courses
AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they’re still in high school and earn college credit and placement. Students must be recommended for participation in AP courses. To earn college credit, students must pass an AP Exam. Collinsville High School offers the following AP courses:
AP Calculus BC
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Physics C
AP Studio Art-Drawing Portfolio
AP US History
AP Music Theory
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
AP US Government & Politics
Academics: Dual Credit Courses
Dual Credit courses are offered in partnership with local community colleges and universities. Through Dual Credit, students begin earning college credit before they graduate from high school. Courses include rigorous, college-level curriculum. These Dual Credit courses are offered at Collinsville High School and Collinsville Area Vocational Center:
Welding Technology I
Welding Technology II
Web & Graphic Design
Building Trades I
Building Trades II
Clinical Health Occupations
Criminal Justice I
Criminal Justice II
Precision Machining Technology I
Precision Machining Technology II
Early Childhood Education
Food Service I
Food Service II
Intro to Web Page Design
Senior Composition Enriched
AP Chemistry II
AP Physics I
AP Physics C
World Language Courses
Collinsville High School offers four World Languages: Spanish, German, French and Latin.
Seal of Biliteracy
Collinsville High School students have the opportunity to be recognized by the State of Illinois for earning proficiency in English and one additional language. The Illinois State Board of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy program will place an official seal on diplomas and confer official recognition on transcripts of those students who qualify.
Two honors are available: the Seal of Biliteracy and the Commendation Toward Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to those whose proficiency level is equivalent to the Intermediate High scale set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The Commendation of Biliteracy is awarded to students whose proficiency level is rated at Intermediate Low or Intermediate Mid in a second language.
For requirements, visit Seal of Biliteracy.
CHS Success Center
In order to encourage students to stay in school and ultimately graduate from high school, the “Collinsville High School Success Center” is being recommended to serve identified students at Collinsville High School. This academic program (to be located in Room 609 at Collinsville High School) will be designed to assist “at-risk” students.
Using an evidence-based approach to maximize resources on research-proven and effective strategies and programs students will continue their regular school curriculum with two critical advantages: 1) a learning environment that supports their special physical and personal needs and 2) an academic program customized to provide individualized and small group instruction and to increase their likelihood of improved regular school attendance, behavior, and academic success.
SWIC Running Start Dual Credit Program
Running Start allows eligible CHS juniors to earn a high school diploma from CHS while simultaneously earning a transfer degree from Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). Please click HERE for information about the Running Start program.
The Upward Bound program offers pre-collegiate programming at Collinsville High School (CHS), under the direction of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Upward Bound (UB) program. Students who meet qualifications can apply. Participants must be from a low-income family and/or be a first-generation college student, according to the federal guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit: Collinsville High School Upward Bound.
Collinsville Area Vocational Center
Use this link to learn more about the Collinsville Area Vocational Center and vocational education at CHS.
Collinsville Triad CEO Program
CEO is a unique hands-on business class for students attending Collinsville High School, Triad High School, Maryville Christian School and Father McGivney Catholic High School. This dual credit class meets daily from 7 am until 8:20 am at different locations in the area. For information, visit Collinsville Triad CEO.
Visit the CHS Driver’s Education page.
Information about 2022 Collinsville High School Summer School will be posted in early 2022.