Phone: 224-765-2285


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Physics Major. Mathematics Minor. DePaul University, 1997. M.Ed. DePaul University, 1999.Certified to teach 9th-12th grade mathematics, physics, and physical sciences.

Mr. Lars Nelson

I have been teaching high school since the summer of 1997.  I began teaching at Highland Park High School in 2008.  I currently teach physics and astronomy.  In the past, I have taught 9th through 12th grade mathematics in addition to environmental science.  I am currently the sponsor of the astronomy club. I have served as the policy debate head coach for seven years, the aviation & rocket club sponsor for three years, an assistant baseball coach for two years, an assistant robotics coach for three years, and a homework club tutor for four years.  I am married and have three children.  Most of my free time is reserved for the active lives of my son and two daughters.

All physics and astronomy course information can be accessed using the hyperlinks at the bottom of this page.  Calendars and assignment information are updated regularly.