The city of Coeur d'Alene is located along the western slope of the Rockies. The presence of Coeur d'Alene Lake and Hayden Lake, the mountains, and rural population all blend to give us a vacation resort atmosphere. Leisure activities include boating, fishing, hunting, skiing and golf. Farming, forestry, tourism and services are our main income producers. We are the central location for a major hospital and a junior college. With about 60% of our students born outside of Idaho, our new residents cite the "quality of life" as their reason for moving. We have many retired persons and a large summer population of out-of-state lakeshore owners.
Coeur d'Alene High School is one of two public high schools serving the communities of Coeur d'Alene, Dalton Gardens and Hayden Lake. Our high school has approximately 1,500 students and is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. We have 70 faculty members, four guidance counselors, one Student Assistance Counselor and four administrators assigned to our school.
Advanced Placement classes are taught at CHS. Students can enroll in individual classes or they can take a series of courses which will lead to an advanced diploma.
Honors classes are offered in freshman through junior years in English, U.S. History, World History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Humanities. Advanced Placement classes are offered in U.S. History, and Physics.
Coeur d'Alene High School is on the semester system (two semesters per year) with one (1) credit earned per class per semester. Each class meets daily for 18 weeks. Coeur d'Alene School District has the 90% attendance rule. On the 10th day of absence in any class (per semester) credit is lost. When credit is lost due to excessive absenteeism, the student must take and pass a benchmark exam to receive the grade and credit earned.
All Coeur d’Alene High School students are also asked to complete an extensive Senior Project including a paper, presentation, research and mentorship.
Coeur d'Alene High School offers an extensive co-curricular activities program. Opportunities for participation exist in both athletic and non-athletic venues. Athletic activities include football, cross country, soccer, volleyball, swimming, lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, baseball, track, tennis, golf and softball. Non-athletic activities include music, debate, speech, drama, cheerleading, dance, forestry, scholastic team and a variety of clubs.
Coeur d'Alene High School is a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association and is classified as 5A, the largest school designation.