The type of person who attend Crystal Lake Central HS is a student who's ready to challenge themselves with rigorous courses and challenge their own thinking or beliefs. At Central students are encouraged to enroll in honors and AP courses and take the AP exams. These courses are designed to bring out your potential and test your abilities against the toughest courses. It tests your ability to think critically and look at old views or ideas from a new and fresh perspective. As a school whose name earned the title of being one of the toughest high school in the state, there's a lot of opportunities for student to challenge themselves academically. Beyond academics there's a large variety of clubs and sports for students to partake it to enrich their high school education outside of the classrooms. From swim team to video game clubs, Central try to accommodate to the students passion. A student at Crystal Lake Central HS is always ready to take on new challenges.