Congratulations on your child's acceptance to Lane Tech and welcome to our community. Friends of Lane is here to provide information and make the transition easier for you and your child. Click the link below to join Friends of Lane and receive weekly updates, monthly newsletters and stay informed about events at Lane. 


Friends of Lane hosts zoom parent to parent video chats in the spring of each year to answer and help you connect to other parents. If you’d like to view these new parent zoom chats from last spring, click here. We look forward to connecting with you and being your community for the next four years.


Friends of Lane maintains a dedicated Facebook page as another way to keep our community informed.  Additionally, you can join the Facebook Parent Page for your child's class to meet and connect with other parents. Click the links below to visit and join the respective pages. 

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New Parent Question & Answer Form

New Parents Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lane offer a block schedule?

Lane does not offer block scheduling. Block scheduling will reduce the number of electives that are offered in HALF. Kids come to Lane to get access to the electives and complete set of AP classes.

How many classes can a freshman take?

They take 7 classes. PE/Health, Math, World Language, AP Human Geography, English, Biology , and then one elective. The elective is usually an art/performing arts class or computer science class.

Will there be scholarships for any fees?

If you are unable to pay the Standard Fee, you can apply for a waiver of instructional fees when completing the Family Income Information Form.

Will they need gym uniforms on first day of classes?

Yes, we suggest buying multiple sets of t-shirts and shorts if you can. Gym uniforms are purchased at Quick Start (Registration).

Is swimming a requirement for freshmen?


Are freshmen allowed to go off-campus for lunch?

Yes, normally at the beginning of second semester. Administration will let students know when this will begin.

Is there a PTA or PTSA at Lane?

Friends of Lane (FOL) replaced PTA/PTSA. FOL fundraises independently and assists the school as needed.

When do students receive their final schedule?

Final schedule with times and classes are given at Quick Start (Registration).

What is Quick Start?

Quick Start is student registration days at Lane. They receive their schedule and books.

Where can we pick up Lane yard signs?

Borelli's Pizzeria 2124 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 Thursday thru Sunday from 5 to 8 PM Please call ahead @ 773-275-1700, pull up and we will bring it out

Can I get a copy of the Zoom presentation?

It is available HERE

Does Lane use any type of Chrome Books or iPads during school?

All students will be assigned a CPS issued Chrome book for the duration fo their time at Lane Tech. Personal devices are not allowed for school work.

Does Lane have a dance curriculum or offer dance class or activities?

There is no official curriculum but there are various clubs and activities that caters to this.

Are students assigned a counselor?

Yes, your child will be assigned a councelor who will remain the same for all 4 years.

What time does the typical school day start and end?

School starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:15 PM.

Does every student have a locker? Are they shared or single use?

Yes, they are assigned a single use locker.

Does Lane provide Drivers Ed?

Yes, Drivers Ed is a requirement during sophomore year. Students will be assigned a semester based on birth date. Lane Tech has its own Drivers Ed facility and track.

Do Lane students qualify for reduced bus fare?

Yes, students can apply for a Ventra card during Quick Start and they will receive it during the first or second week of school.

What is the website for lanetech freshman page?


Should parents accompany students to Quick Start?

Students are encouraged to attend independently. FOL has a welcome tent for parenst to socialize and ask questions.

Is lunch free?

Yes, currently breakfast and lunch are free to all CPS students.

Are there summer homework assignments?

Yes, there normally is summer homework. Check the Lane Tech freshmen page for all updates HERE

What is the cell phone policy for students?

Cell Phone Policy Use of cell phones in the building during school hours is strictly prohibited to texting or screen viewing during non-classroom times. Students may use their cell phones for instructional purposes in the classroom at the discretion of the classroom teacher. This does not include charging phones during class time. Students must wear their ID while using a cell phone. Students are not allowed to use cell phones on their way to the washroom during a class period. No students may talk on their phones in the building until after 8th period. Phones must be kept on silent. Students in violation of the cell phone policy will be disciplined. The first violation will result in confiscation of the cell phone. Student can pick up phone during their lunch period or after school in Room 118. A second violation of the cell phone policy will result in an out-of-school suspension. Cell phone usage in the building and all privileges related to cell phone use are only available to students whose cell phone numbers are on file with the discipline office and administration. THE CELL PHONE POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME IF THE ADMINISTRATION DEEMS IT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE SCHOOL.