College & Career Pathways

District 155 encourages students to expand their education beyond high school. Each school has a College and Career Center with a supervisor who help guide students through the post-secondary process, as well with any available scholarships and financial aid. 

In addition to preparing for college, District 155 offers a Career Internship Program, to give our students real-world experience in the workforce. If you're interested in jump-starting you career, please visit the Career Internship Program page.

McHenry County College

McHenry County College is the local community college located in Crystal Lake. Currently, District 155 partners with MCC to offer Dual Credit Courses within the four high schools. The classes are listed below.

Autos II                                     
Computer Business App.      
Culinary Arts II Commercial    
Music Appreciation                   
Spanish IV       

In addition to Dual Credit courses, students can earn college credit at MCC through their High School Plus Program

Students continue their education at McHenry County College. In fact, 370 students from the class of 2018 chose to attend MCC in the fall. 

Vocational/Technical Preparations

District 155 recognizes the importance of preparing students for vocational/technical schools and/or careers. The District offers a variety of courses that will train students on machines, provide hands-on experience and connect them with important resources in the trade industry. 

To learn more about vocational/technical careers and classes, please visit your school's Industry and Careers page.

Contact Us

Kim Dahlem 
Director of Student Services
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1011

Cary-Grove High School
Amy Hayes

College/Career Center Supervisor
Phone: (847)-639-3825 ext. 4153


Crystal Lake Central High School
Samantha Allen
College/Career Center Supervisor
Phone: (815) 459-2505 ext. 2256

Crystal Lake South High School
Karen Audette

College/Career Center Supervisor
Phone: (815) 455-3860 ext. 3279

Prairie Ridge High School
Paula Steiner 

College/Career Center Supervisor
Phone: (815) 479-0404 ext. 5156