YCCS - Academy of Scholastic Achievement HS


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4651 W Madison Street
Chicago, IL  60644

ASA serves high-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Most of our students come from Chicago’s Austin, West Garfield Park or East Garfield Park neighborhoods – communities grappling with high crime and unemployment, soaring poverty, low economic vitality, decreased housing and deteriorating family structures.

Our students come to ASA for a host of reasons including low academic performance, chronic truancy, teen pregnancy, gang activity, and negative or disruptive behavior. It is not uncommon for our students to have been incarcerated or have parents that are or have been in jail.

No matter their circumstances, when students come to ASA, our goal is to have them graduate with a positive sense of self and a hunger for the future. ASA continues to graduate approximately 75% of its senior class every year. Most of our graduates continue their education at 4- and 2-year post-secondary institutions. Many find opportunities in the military, vocational school, or public or private sectors.

Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 1
This is the rating the school district gives to a school about how well they are performing. From highest performing to lowest performing, the possible levels are: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3.
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 Rates84%
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 Attendance72%
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 size24
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 Enrollment145
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 94.5%
Hispanic 4.8%
Other 0.7%
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 TypeCharter
Application Requirements(Not Available)
SelectionsThe Academy of Scholastic Achievement (ASA) provides students ages 16-21 with a holistic educational program rooted in academic rigor and personal and social development.

In order to be eligible for enrollment at ASA, prospective students must:
• Be 16 years of age
• Have completed one year of high school
• Be a resident of Chicago
• Be willing to commit to a minimum 1-year residency
• Have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to the interview if they are younger than 18 years old

Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00am - 2:44pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn More(Not Available)
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege ToursCooking Club
SportsBasketballPom-Pon / Spirit
ArtsChoir/ChorusPoetry Club
Media(Not Available)
STEMComputer Repair Club
Health and Wellnessgardening club
ScholasticHomework Club/Study GroupTutoring
Life and LeadershipStudent Leadership
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Other(Not Available)