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Assist special education students with academic and social/emotional support! It's never been easier to be a Teaching Assistant! With new state requirements...ONLY A HS DIPOLOMA is required.


High School Diploma or GED or Equivalent

To get licensure:

Create an ELIS account (How-To-Create-ELIS-Acct.pdf (isbe.net)    

Apply for the approval as follows:

  • from home page, click apply for credential
  • select approval
  • select short term approval for Paraprofessional
  • answer the questions
  • $50 application fee
  • Send high school evidence to: licensure@lake.k12.il.us  along with IEIN number


The Lake Forest School District provide competitive salary (often around $20 starting), 100% single health insurance, tuition reimbursement, and many of benefits.

Additional Notes

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How to Apply

Application Procedure: Click here to access the online application.

To learn more about Lake Forest High School, visit our website at www.lakeforestschools.org.

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