Peace & Education Coalition HS

Citywide Option

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4946 S Paulina Street
Chicago, IL  60609

The Peace and Education Coalition Accelerated High School Program provides a non-traditional educational opportunity for out-of-school and off-track youth, ages 16-21, who desire to achieve a high school diploma and a new chance to fully participate in the economic and social spheres of life through guidance and support.

We believe that all students deserve to be surrounded by adults who believe in their unlimited, personal potential. We believe that every student deserves an educational environment that is welcoming and safe. We believe that every child deserves rich educational, career, and social-emotional guidance and support in order to define the pathways to the options he or she chooses.

We are...
• a trauma-informed school that is committed to providing a safe space for our students to learn and grow.

• a small school where teacher-student relationships are supportive, positive, and consistent.

• committed to the implementation of the Boys Town Education Model to support our teachers as they manage their classrooms and our students as they work to manage their pathways through college, career and life.

We believe...
• all students deserve to be surrounded by adults who believe in their unlimited, personal potential.

• every student deserves an educational environment that is welcoming and safe.

• that every child deserves rich educational, career, and social-emotional guidance and support in order to define the pathways to the options he or she chooses.

Our structure includes...
• a 4x4 block schedule that accelerates a student's ability to earn credits and graduate.

• a mini-lab period that offers elective courses: Senior Seminar, Understanding Trauma, Financial Literacy, Driver's Education, and Online Credit Recovery options.

• student participation in a weekly book group facilitated by "Literature for All of Us" whose mission is to use books and writing to facilitate circles of connection, healing and growth in the face of social inequity. LFAOU invites participants to explore the transformative power of their own voices, in order to help build resilience.

• the implementation of an interscholastic sports program through CAAEL or "Chicago Area Alternative Education League" whose mission is to provide alternative school educators a powerful set of tools to build hope and change lives.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 1+
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Freshman On Track(Not Available)
This is the percentage of the last 9th grade class that, based on their grades and attendance in 9th grade, is on track to graduate. Whether or not a student is on track during their freshman year is the biggest indicator of whether or not they will graduate from high school on time!
Average ACT Score(Not Available)
The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions that students take during their 11th grade year. This piece of information averages together the scores of the last 11th grade class at a school. The CPS average is 18.2.
Graduation Rates100%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within five years. The average in CPS is 69.9%.
College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
College Readiness(Not Available)
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
School Culture
Student Mobility(Not Available)
The percentage of students that transfer in or out of the school during the school year. A higher percentage means that there are more students coming and going. Though it doesn’t tell us why students are transferring in and out, we can imagine that it could feel a little unstable if this is a high percentage.
Student Attendance87%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Teacher Attendance(Not Available)
This is the average daily attendance of teachers at the school – on average, what percent of all the teachers employed at the school are in attendance. As a student, it could be more challenging to make academic progress if you regularly have substitutes or don’t get to build a relationship with the teacher.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?(Not Available)
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?(Not Available)
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?(Not Available)
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?(Not Available)
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?(Not Available)
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?(Not Available)
School Fit
Avg Class size(Not Available)
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment103
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 30.2%
Hispanic 69.8%
White 0.0%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
Network(Not Available)
School TypeCitywide Option
Application Requirements(Not Available)
SelectionsWelcome to Sinclair Campus! Our Sinclair Campus has 7 creative and colorful classrooms, cafeteria, a beautiful gymnasium with a small weight room area, large common areas, and a computer lab. Although Sinclair does not have on-site daycare, we have developed partnerships with local daycare centers that are just blocks away. Our Teachers: Mrs. Coyle- English Ms. Fernandez - Music Ms. Gonzalez - Spanish Mr. Hermann - English/Social Studies- Dean Ms. Kravis- Science/Bilingual Coordinator Mr. Kuritzky- Mathematics/Psychology Ms. Lopez - Physical Education/Health/Driver's Education Mr. Luse - Social Studies Ms. Mander- Art Ms. Wyatt - Co-Teacher(ELA/Social Studies) Our Support Staff: Ms. Tally Jacobson - Counselor Mr. Venancio Roldan - Security Guard Ms. Norine Baltazar - Parent Advocate Ms. Elizabeth Gonzalez - School Clerk Ms. Claudia Alvidrez - Community Representative Ms. Liliana Celso - Classroom Assistant III Our Administration Team: Ms. Swenson - Principal Ms. Guzman - Associate Principal
Grades Served10 - 12
Daily Schedule9:00am - 3:55pm
Bilingual Services(Not Available)
Learn More(Not Available)
College and CareerCareer/Job TrainingCollege ToursGEDTransition to College Workshops
Sports(Not Available)
ArtsDanceMuralsMusic Club
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Health and WellnessPregnancy PreventionSocial Emotional Learning
ScholasticBook ClubEvening SchoolLiteracy and LanguageSummer SchoolTutoringVirtual Learning/Online Courses
Life and LeadershipMentoring for Boys/GirlsPeace CirclesRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer Program
Parents and CommunityParenting ClassesSafe Passage
Other(Not Available)