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.
** 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.
If interested in utilizing our services from the School Based Health Center, please note that you will need to fill out a consent form. Click below to access the form in English and/or Spanish.
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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On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the memo that had established the DACA program.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:
Septiembre 5, 2017, la administracion del president Trump rescindio el memo que establecia el programa de DACA. La siguiente informacion se realizara efectivo inmediatamente:
More Internet Resources (Más recursos de Internet)
- National Immigrant Justice Center is holding DACA renewal clinics. People may register here: