Lane Tech is one of nine selective enrollment schools. Admissions process is managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment.


Lane Tech College Prep provides challenging and meaningful curriculum in a technologically advanced learning environment that empowers students to attain their education goals and prepares students for the 21st century. As a school of academic and athletic champions, Lane Tech offers a wide variety of high-quality learning and extracurricular opportunities which includes the largest Advanced Placement (AP) program in the city; Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program with the largest science fair in the city and state; Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) program; award winning Music and Art programs; award winning journalism program; and highly acclaimed athletic program that has been named the CPS Athletic School of the Year for 6 out of the last 8 years. In addition, Lane Tech offers over 100 electives including world languages (with the newest addition of Arabic), Advanced Placement, and 21st century technology courses such as 3-D animation, digital design, engineering design, robotics, computer programming, and web design. Improving upon the technological aspect of the school, Lane Tech has recently added several new technologically advanced laboratories and facilities including a Reading and Writing Computer Resource Lab, Apple Computer Lab, and a STEM wing complete with an aquaponics facility, two multi-purpose computer labs, and two lecture spaces. In recognition for demonstrating the highest level of achievement, the prestigious Blue Ribbon School award and recognition was bestowed upon Lane Tech in the fall of 2012.

Academic Center

Lane Tech College Prep High School prides itself in over 100 years of academic excellence. Continuing the tradition of excellence, in 2011, with overwhelming support from the community, Lane established an academically advanced 6 year Academic Center program. The academic center program provides an advanced curriculum for students beginning in the 7th grade and culminates with a capstone advanced placement college preparatory experience.

The goal of the Lane Tech Academic Center is to establish superior academic expectations that expand the knowledge of our students, allowing them to think critically and deeply. Through gained knowledge, students will assume responsibility, creativity, and curiosity about their individual, community, and societal hopes. By providing an academic environment we empower and encourage our students to pursue intellectual growth, to create and to explore all areas of strength.


Lane Tech's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education initiative provides students with the resources and tools necessary to develop STEM knowledge and skills, which will prepare them for future endeavors in a science- and technology-based 21st century economy. Lane Tech promotes the advancement of STEM knowledge, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills by providing students with over 50 STEM courses including Aquaponics, App Development, Engineering, Robotics, Web Design, and all STEM-related Advanced Placement courses. In addition to general STEM courses, the Alpha Honors STEM curricular pathway provides students with a specialized STEM curriculum with a focus on scientific research. To further instill STEM knowledge and skills, students are also able to participate in extracurricular STEM activities such as GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science), Math team, Robotics team, and Science Olympiad. Click here to learn more about α and STEM at Lane


Counseling & College and Career Center

The Lane Tech Counseling Department provides students with a range of services to help them achieve their academic goals, handle social/emotional issues, and plan for college or other post-secondary opportunities.

The CCC was opened in December of 2009 as a central location, within the school, for students to access information on colleges, trades, careers, scholarships and upcoming visits from representatives from over 100 schools and businesses looking for the brightest and best Lane Tech has to offer.