Incoming Freshmen - Class of 2025
This webpage has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of our high schools. If you have additional questions or cannot locate the information you are seeking, we invite you to complete our Freshman Inquiry Form. The form is routed to the appropriate member of our staff and inquiries receive a response within three school days.
2021-2022 School Year
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not know what the 2021-2022 school year will bring. We are hopeful that the upcoming school year will allow for in-person instruction; however, this cannot be guaranteed. What we can guarantee is open and honest communication and an unwavering commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff.
Welcome to Joliet West High School, home of the Tigers!
Joliet West has a variety of opportunities that meet student interests of all kinds. We offer over 30 student clubs, 28 athletic opportunities, an award-winning Advanced Placement program, vast curricular offerings, and an academy structure that provides comprehensive college and career readiness skills. At Joliet West, there is something for everybody. We urge all our students to find areas of interest to discuss with our guidance department, athletic director, club sponsors and any faculty member or administrator. Becoming involved beyond the classroom is a key factor to student success.
|Video Message from Dr. Gibson|
- Class of 2025 Registration
- Class of 2025 Course Selection
- School Physicals & Immunizations
- Freshman Academy
- Summer Opportunities
- Deans and Counselors
- Family Engagement Liaisons
- Activities and Clubs
- Freshman Supplies
- Checking Grades, Attendance, Accessing Schedules & More
- About JTHS
Our Joliet West Class of 2025 new student online open enrollment process begins December 21, 2020. All students new to District 204 must enroll through our online enrollment application process. Before you begin the Online Enrollment Application, please gather the following information and documents:
Documents needed for upload into
Three proofs of residency
(Not Mandatory to complete Online Registration)
Custody Documentation (if applicable)
Any existing legal custody or guardianship documents
When you are ready to begin the application, click the button below and write down your application number in case you need to reference it later. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT WHEN YOU REGISTER YOUR INCOMING FRESHMEN YOU SELECT THE SCHOOL YEAR 2021 -2022.
Once you complete the enrollment process and your online application has been approved, you will receive an email that provides information for selecting 2021–2022 classes and a link to schedule a virtual meeting with a Joliet West staff member. If you have questions or concerns contact Ms. Flores or Ms. Casagrande.
All class of 2025 course selection meetings were completed prior to Tuesday February 9th, 2021. Any student that was unable to meet for a course selection meeting should click on the link below and fill out the survey. Elective classes will be scheduled for students in this situation based on space and available seats.
- Freshmen Elective Course Selection Form (Print a copy to assist you with planning during the meeting)
- Freshmen Elective Offerings & Descriptions
- 2021 – 2022 Course Offerings Guide
Joliet West High School offers hundreds of courses and electives that students can select. If you have questions regarding course selection or electives, contact your student’s school counselor. We look forward to meeting all future Tigers in the Class of 2025!
Freshmen Elective Course Offerings
|3D Computer Animation
African & Latin American Exp.-1865
African & Latin American Exp.-1865 present
American Sign Language
AP Computer Science Principles
Business and Personal Finance
Computer Applications 1 & 2
Electronics & Robotics
|Food Fundamentals 1 & 2
Graphic Design/Web Design
Introduction to Art
Intro to Engineering (PLTW)
Multi-Media Journalism & Writing
Music Appreciation 1 & 2
Photographic Communications 1
Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW)
Illinois law specifies that we must exclude students from school for incomplete health requirements. All incoming freshman students must have a completed high school physical with all immunization dates on file before they can complete schedule distribution and/or attend school. It is important for the health of the whole student body to make certain that all students are in compliance with all health requirements that are mandated by the state of Illinois.
How to Submit Proof of Physical/Immunizations
Submit proof your physical exam/immunizations to the West Main Office Monday – Thursday from 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Records can also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who submit their records by July 31 receive a Class of 2025 t-shirt. T-shirts will be delivered during the first week of school.
Completing the Physical Exam Form & What You Need
The Child Health Examination Form that is needed for proof of the physical/immunizations can be accessed HERE on the nurse’s webpage. It is a two-sided document and both sides must be filled out. On page 2, there is a section called “student health history” which must be filled out by the parent/guardian and MUST BE SIGNED and dated. The physical is considered incomplete without this section. Please make certain that your student’s healthcare provider has documented the height, weight, blood pressure and BMI on the form and has completed the diabetes screening. This screening does not require a blood test. It is a series of questions that must be answered by the person conducting the physical exam. In addition, students entering grades 7 through 12 who have not already received a Tdap vaccination are required to receive 1 Tdap dose regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose. Failure to complete any of the above will result in the form being returned for completion.
Make a Copy for Your Records
Please make a copy of the completed form and keep it in a safe place. These records will be necessary for attending college, day camps, the military and some jobs. If your student is going to participate in sports, you should make and save an additional copy of the physical to be used as his or her sports physical. Do not give the Athletic Office the original form.
While Joliet Township High School District 204 (JTHS) serves over 6,600 students, our schools are designed with an academy structure to provide small schools within a large setting. All ninth-grade students enter the Freshman Academy which is specifically designed to ensure a successful transition to high school. Features of the Freshman Academy include an 8-period day where all freshmen arrive an hour earlier than their upper-class peers, and freshman classes are housed in a common wing of the school.
Freshman Academy Coordinator
Freshman teachers work as a team under the direction of the Freshman Academy Coordinator. The Freshman Academy Coordinator serves the bridge between freshman students, families and teachers. If you are a parent or guardian of a freshman, we welcome you to reach out to the Freshman Academy Coordinator for assistance or with questions.
Video Message from the Freshman Academy Coordinator
Ms. Pulaski warmly welcomes incoming freshman students and families to Joliet West High School. View this video to learn more about the Freshman Academy.
Student-Produced Messages to Incoming Freshmen
Who better to give advice to freshmen than our current Joliet West High School students? View these videos to gain valuable advice.
Balancing Academics & Extracurricular Activities (By Trevor Gould)
New to Public High School (By Amelia Mastin)
How to Build Your Resume (By Praise Anighoro & Emmanuel Darkwa)
Our Family Engagement Liaisons speak English and Spanish and are dedicated to welcoming and supporting parents and guardians as they navigate their child's education. Parents and guardians are encouraged to reach out to our Family Engagement Liaisons for assistance with checking grades online, information regarding school resources, Spanish interpretation, and more. Our Family Engagement liaisons serve as a bridge between the school and home. We know that our schools are large and that we have many staff members. If you do not know who to contact for assistance, our liaisons will put you in contact with the appropriate staff member.
Joliet Township High School is a proud member of the Southwest Prairie Conference which includes Joliet West, Minooka, Oswego, Oswego East, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South, West Aurora, Yorkville and Romeoville.
We encourage all students to get involved in athletics or activities to make the most of the high school experience. Students should complete this Interest survey to let us know their interests. A coach, sponsor or staff member will contact the student to provide more information.
For more information about the Joliet Central High School athletic program, visit the Joliet West Athletics Webpage.
We encourage all students to get involved in athletics or activities to make the most of the high school experience. Students should complete the Athletic/Activity Interest Survey to let us know their interests. A coach, sponsor or staff member will contact the student to provide more information.
To learn more about Joliet Central Club/Activity offerings visit the Joliet West Club & Activities Directory
Club & Activities Highlight Video
Your student will need a specific calculator for their math class.
Gym uniforms are available for purchase during schedule pick-up week. Uniforms are also available for purchase at Ken Woody Sport, located at 2225 W. Jefferson Street #A, Joliet 60435.
Teachers will communicate any supplies that are needed through their class syllabus.
At JTHS, all students receive a laptop computer as part of the 1:1 Technology Program.
If your student needs technology assistance, contact the Technology Help Desk.
Phone: (815) 727-6860
Central Help Desk: email@example.com
West Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wi-Fi Hotspot & Internet Connectivity
At JTHS, parents can apply for a free Wi-Fi hotspot.
Connecting from Home & Student Email
View the video here to learn how to log on to your computer from home for the first time.
View this video or read this document to learn how to connect to the internet from home.
Campus Parent, our online student management system, allows parents/guardians to view student schedules, assignments, grades, attendance, and contact information for deans, school counselors, and teachers. Campus Parent can be accessed online or through an app. Short video tutorials and additional information can be found below.
Campus Parent Resources
JTHS is committed to providing an open line of communication with our families and communicates via email, text message, social media, website and phone messenger, depending upon the situation.
Accurate Contact Information
All parents and guardians should log on to their Campus Parent account to review, verify and/or correct their contact and emergency contact information. Accurate phone numbers and email addresses are essential to ensuring that you receive important information. If your information is not accurate in our system, you will not receive our communication.
How to Update Your Contact Information in Campus Parent
To update information in the Campus Parent portal, go to the left sidebar and click on “More” then “Family Information” and “update.” To receive our automated messages, make sure to update your information in the correct fields. Use the “Cell Phone” field to enter the number in which you wish to receive text messages; use the “Other Phone” field for the number you wish to receive phone calls; and use the “Email Address” field for your preferred email account. Note that automated emails will not be sent to the email address in the “Secondary Email Address” field. When you have finished updating your information, click on the blue “Update Button” at the bottom of the screen.
View the VIDEO or read the HANDOUT for instructions. For instructions on how to use Campus Parent click HERE.
If you wish to receive communication in a language other than English, contact Vickie Clark at Joliet Central or Jodie Casagrande at Joliet West.
Texting is the fastest way for you to receive our communication. You must sign up to receive text messages by texting “yes” to 67587.
JTHS Communicates via Social Media. You can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and view photos on Flickr.
Don't Know Who to Contact?
If you cannot locate the information you are seeking, submit questions via the “Contact Us” form. A JTHS employee will respond to you within one to two business days.
Joliet Township High School District 204 (JTHS) serves over 6,600 students in two main campuses, Joliet Central High School and Joliet West High School; a Pathways Campus for students requiring structured support services; and a Transition Center that serves students with disabilities from age 18 to the day before their 22nd birthday.
Information in the links below provide an overview of JTHS, including the superintendent, Board of Education, school report cards, history and more.
Board of Education