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Kate Ward, Director of Learning, oversees all Curriculum at Fenton High School. For more information, send an email to

Course and Program Catalog

Course Selection for the 2024-2025 school year begins on Tuesday, November 21st, and concludes on Tuesday, December 19th. Students and families can review the 2024-2025 Course and Program Description Catalog below. If you have any questions about your child's course selection for the coming year, please contact their school counselor.
Or click here to see the 2024-2025 Course and Program Catalog in a new window.

Feel free to contact your student's counselor if you have any questions. Click here for a directory of counselors.
While reviewing the catalog and considering courses, families are also encourage to utilize the grade-specific informational slideshows offered by the Fenton Counseling Department.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses provide students the opportunity to experience college level coursework prior to entering the college setting. Rigorous classroom experiences ensure students are prepared for post-secondary education and/or training in any career field.
It is encouraged that students discuss these opportunities with their teachers and counselors to determine any AP courses which may align with their post-secondary goals and plans. Students who take an advanced placement course and earn a score of three or higher on the exam may be eligible for college credit. 
To see a complete list of AP Courses, see page 10 of the Course and Program Catalog.

Dual Credit

Several courses offered by Fenton High School have been approved for Dual Credit with the College of DuPage. Dual Credit courses allow enrolled students to earn college credit while taking high school courses. Courses approved for Dual Credit with the College of DuPage are highlighted throughout the course catalog. Students enrolled in these courses must complete the College of DuPage Dual Credit registration process, meet all course prerequisites set by the college, and earn a course grade of “C” or higher to earn college credit.
Dual Credit coursework will appear on a College of DuPage transcript and may be transferable to other institutions of higher learning. A student need not be planning on attending the College of DuPage to take advantage of Dual Credit opportunities. As of the publication of the 2024-2025 course catalog, there is no tuition fee for Dual Credit courses.

Career Exploration Programs of Study

A program of study is a coordinated sequence of academic and technical content and courses that incorporate (a) challenging State academic standards, (b) employer-informed competencies and skills, (c) employability skills, (d) workplace learning, (e) team-based challenges, (f) credentials and/or college credit opportunities, is aligned to economic needs of industries, progresses in specificity, and has multiple exits and entry points.

To complete a "Program of Study," students must complete, at a minimum, one Introduction course & one Skills course in the same area. Students can enroll in an Advanced course in an area of study to deepen their knowledge and skills.
The College & Career Pathways include:
  • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  • Arts & Communication
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Finance & Business Services
  • Health Sciences & Technology
  • Human & Public Services
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology & Trades
It is highly recommended that every student complete a Program of Study while at Fenton High School. Internships in these areas are also available. 
More information and a list of available courses in these programs of student, see page 52 of the Course and Program Catalog. Questions can be directed to Michelle Papanicolaou, Director of Postsecondary Pathways and Division Leader for CTE, by sending an email to or calling 630-860-4813.

Library of Course and Program Catalogs

If you are a college or university and need to review our prior course catalogs, please utilize the links below.