Welcome to the community! Click below to access our community resources booklet that may assist you with your transition to the Des Plaines area. This is not a comprehensive list. If you are in need of additional resources, you may contact one of the School Social Workers or Psychologists at Maine West High School. Additionally, please make sure to review the many resources we have available on this page.

Click here to access the Community Resource Booklet

Click here to access the Community Referral List 

** The school/district does not endorse any of the providers. This is a list of available resources in the community but the list is not exhaustive.

Night School & PSAT Classes



Comparing Online Course Sites

Parents and students, please know that the website linked below is a resource that was put together by an independent provider. The information about the different online providers is not endorsed by Maine Township District 207 or our school. It is for your information only. Any student who wants to take an online course for possible credit need to have it approved by the Assistant Principal for Student Services, Dr. Claudia Rueda-Alvarez.


GED stands for General Educational Development. Passing the GED Tests enables a student to earn a GED diploma.  The passing of this test is accepted by most employers and schools. For more information on how to obtain your GED, please call the GED office at Oakton Community College at 847-635-1426.

Click below here to be directed to Oakton Community College’s GED Program website:



Immigration Legal Resources (Recursos de imigracion a bajo o no costo) 

Many non-profit organizations and private attorneys offer help with immigration legal matters.
–    Illinois non-profit organizations that offer immigration help
–    Detailed directory of non-profit organizations that offer immigration help to Illinois residents
–    List of private attorneys who provide representation in immigration cases  (Lista de abogados de imigración respaldados por la organización de ICIRR)


On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the memo that had established the DACA program. Click on the information below to see what has happened, effective immediately:

            DACA1                                                               DACA3                                 

Septiembre 5, 2017, la administracion del president Trump rescindio el memo que establecia el programa de DACA. La siguiente informacion se realizara efectivo inmediatamente:

DACA2                                               DACA4

More Internet Resources (Más recursos de Internet)